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
Twitter is a lot of things. Twitter is an accessible app for anyone with a mobile phone. It's diverse. It's expansive. There's different sections of twitter. There's Black Twitter. There's Feminist Twitter. There's Hip-Hop Head Twitter. There's Ashy Twitter. The list goes on. There's different views and opinions all over Twitter but one thing Twitter … Continue reading The Harm Behind “Harmless” Jokes About Black Women and Girls