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?
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
A day ago, the TDE force we know to be Kendrick Lamar dropped his new single, Humble, along with a vibrant visual directed by Dave Meyers. Amongst the hype of Kendrick's new project, Black Twitter also made time to spark up a debate about his references to women's stretch marks, photoshop, and natural beauty. In the single, Kendrick expresses that … Continue reading Time to Pick the Bar off the Floor
"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
Couple of weeks ago, I was scrolling down Twitter, minding my business as per usual, right? A tweet from HBO is retweeted onto my timeline and my thumb bout near breaks when I rush to press play on the clip of Beyonce's preview of Lemonade. The video was only...what? Thirty seconds? Not only was it … Continue reading Lemonade: Black Womanhood, Black Pain, and Black Joy
Alright... So where do I even begin? So much to unpack. Ugh, get a snack, a blanket, and get comfortable for this one. So... If you're unfamiliar with what's going on, Beyonce dropped a visual for her new single "Formation" this past weekend, a day before her Superbowl halftime performance. Her music video, in particular, … Continue reading Getting in Formation: Track Review & Social Commentary
Bajan beauty Rihanna dropped her long awaiting album "ANTI" last week and social media went into a frenzy. Naturally, I, as well, was excited to listen to Rih's new album. I've been loving Rihanna's music since her "Pon de Replay" days. What I noticed about this album is that Rihanna took risks. I'm a fan … Continue reading Album Review | ANTI by Rihanna