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.
Sexism is a pervasive system that successfully marginalizes women while also benefiting men. Whether consciously or not, women feel the pangs of sexism everyday whether it be having a man invade our personal space when we're out on the streets or being called a "bitch" or a "hoe" for doing something a man did not … Continue reading The Problem with the “It’s Just the Men You Date” Retort
"Aye, Candace. Your boy Ab-Soul cutting up on Twitter." I rubbed the sleep out of my eye and sat up slowly in my bed. "What?" I asked groggily. It was mid-morning and my friend's call had rattled me out of my sleep. "Go look on Twitter," my best friend said. "Aw man," I mumbled. I took … Continue reading Being a Feminist Hip-Hop Fan
Recently a video of comedian, George Lopez, has been circling social media. In the clip, it is Lopez at one of his stand-up shows cracking a joke about Mexicans' two rules: "Don't marry somebody black and don't park in front of our house." A black woman in the audience stood up and expressed her distaste … Continue reading The Joy and “Unity” that Anti-Black Misogyny Brings