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In Defense of Beyoncé’s Black Panther Tribute

It really doesn’t matter if you think Beyoncé is a revolutionary or a canny marketer or a capitalist in Panther clothing. What matters is that a cry of resistance rose up inside the castle…. 769 more words


A New PBS Documentary About The Black Panthers

In an era where most of this current generation is into social media, reality TV drama, corny detective shows, horrible music, and more, I’m always looking for something good to watch. 423 more words

Black Bloggers

A Critique of Beyonce's Formation

Originally published here.


Dear Beyoncé,

Katrina is not your story.

By Maris Jones

Yesterday, a friend of mine watched your new music video “Formation.” He—a card carrying member of the BeyHive—was so excited that the video was set in New Orleans, that he shot me a text: “Watch now! 1,074 more words


I, the Angry Black Woman.

I, the angry black woman.

Black women hate the ‘angry black woman’ trope. Can you blame us because, first and foremost it’s offensive. Two, it invalidates all our political opinions based on an age old stereotype. 257 more words

15. Langston Hughes

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Civil Rights

The Roadblock To Equality Is... Feminism?

I hate very few things, and one of those few things is marshmallows. But, we are not talking about those fluffy orbs of grossness. We’re talking about selective feminism. 595 more words

Serena Williams Takes On Body-Shaming Haters In Powerful Speech ~ Juliet Spies-Gans


Speaking at the Sports Illustrated “Sportsperson of the Year” ceremony held in her honor on Tuesday night, Serena Williams addressed the body-shaming that she has had to face and overcome throughout her career, emphasizing just how important internal acceptance is when seeking external success. 337 more words