As of recently, comedian Kevin Hart has come under fire after his homophobic tweets from several years ago resurfaced on Twitter. Hart, who was set to host next year's Oscar's, stepped down from the opportunity because he refused to apologize for his old tweets, claiming he had already apologized years before and was tired of … Continue reading Do We Allow People to Grow?
For most young millennials of marginalized communities, the late summer of 2014 was unforgettable. The state sanctioned murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown sparked a national outcry for justice and an end to police brutality against Black Americans. That summer sparked a change in many young Americans, especially Black and Brown Americans. It is one thing … Continue reading Is this Generation More Sensitive than Generations Before?
This past week, the hip-hop community has been unraveling at its seams. It was reported that Chicago rapper Vic Mensa had allegedly "dissed" the late and notorious XXXtentacion during his BET Hip-Hop Awards freestyle cypher. When y’all hear Vic Mensas fucking freestyle at the BET awards y’all are going to be fucking disgusted. @VicMensa SUCK … Continue reading Vic Mensa’s Alleged Diss Towards XXXtentacion: For Clout or the Betterment of Women? A Womanist Perspective.
From the #MeToo movement to women coming forward to speak out against Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse to Bill Cosby's trial for his several counts of sexual assault, people have not been shy about bringing the abuse that happens to women behind closed Hollywood doors to the light. In the past year, more women … Continue reading Why Do We Care More About Entertainment than the Safety of Black Women and Girls?
In the past week Kanye West has left the internet shaking after expressing his blatant support for notourious American president, Donald Trump. He claimed that, "the mob can't make me not love him." West even went as far as posting a picture of himself in a "Make America Great Again" hat. Since then, he has … Continue reading The Danger of Thinking of Politics in Binaries
Eight hours. Eight hours is how long my friends and I waited at the gate for Beyoncé to grace the main stage at Coachella. We flew all the way out from Charlotte, North Carolina to witness this moment. We had been counting down the days for a whole year. Upon arriving to Coachella, I became … Continue reading Coachella and Beyoncé Consistently Prioritizing her Black Womanhood
It's a really trippy feeling, you know. It's like I'm smiling while I'm drowning. It's like hugging a knife or skipping through traffic. I don't know. I could sit here and try and piece together many more fancy metaphors but none will truly capture the complexity of what it is like to be depressed and … Continue reading To be Depressed and Happy