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On #Formation

By: Kara Crutcher

Let me start by saying that prior to the release of “Formation”, I was already an avid member of the BeyHive. However, the release of this single is a pivotal moment in Beyoncé’s career, it will mix up the dynamics of her fan following, and she will be seen in a new light as an artist. 1,104 more words

Current Events

This Mess Dismissed

Has it yet been brought to your attention
That things aren’t how they should be?
Have you noticed that
We don’t even know what the world should be like… 497 more words

A Raisin in the Sun

Above: trailer for the 1961 film version

Review by Jean Lane (also published in the current issue of Solidarity):

A Raisin in the Sun… 614 more words

United States

Why Pro-Black isn't Anti-White

We’ve all seen the Facebook posts–that Beyonce’s half-time performance is supposably equivocal to that of celebrating the KKK and the Confederate flag, or that the BlackLivesMatter Movement supposably belittles the lives of others. 683 more words


#FutureofBlackHistoryMonth: Watch 'The Origins and Impact of Afrofuturism'

Naima Keith and Zoe Whitley, curators of “The Shadows Took Shape” exhibit spoke at Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, in 2013.


Appropriation Is Not Misappropriation...

Abused people see abuse wherever they go .

Cos that shit can eat so damn deep.

A woman who has been raped for instance who sees a man bending over her may well scream in horror. 1,036 more words


Dance: Skimpy Misty documentary airs tonight

“A Ballerina’s Tale,” the Nelson George directed documentary about ballerina Misty Copeland airs tonight on PBS stations. Check your local listings for airtimes.

This is a very basic primer about Copeland and her rise to the top as the first black woman to be named a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. 201 more words

Black Dance