A couple days ago, a post made by a woman going by the name of “Emauni Too’Famous” started making the rounds on Facebook. The post was a response to Bill Cosby’s recent arrest for aggravated indecent assault. Given the fact that I had spent considerable time, energy, and emotional currency discussing this topic in both… Read More Let’s Stop Acting Like Bill Cosby Was a Threat, When He Really Was a Tool
Recently, in light of the hotly debated conversations around police brutality and the effectiveness of rioting as a form of protest, I re-posted the following quote from a Mother Jones article on my personal Facebook page. It was from a speech Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave at the American Psychology Associations’ annual convention in… Read More Rioting, Darkness, & Who’s Responsible in the Fight for Justice
When many black feminists abandoned the term feminism for what they felt was the more culturally-appropriate womanism…I remained. While I fully understand and support my sisters who feel that the racism, classism, and general elitism of mainstream feminism indicates the need for a new and much more inclusive movement, I feel all the more responsible… Read More Natalie Gyte on One Billion Rising: Another Feminist FAIL
So, hiphop artist, Lupe Fiasco was thrown off the stage at a pre-inauguration event following an anti-Obama rant… and the Twitterverse exploded. As to be expected, there were were a slew of staunch supporters, a bevy of vehement detractors and very few who fell in between the heated debated that ensued. My timeline alternated between… Read More My Feminist Card Is Snatched Again – Blame Lupe
Yes…the Stop Kony movement ran through cyberspace faster than a mono outbreak at junior prom. Viral, indeed. And as it pummeled through the Internet at breakneck speed, being re-blogged, re-tweeted, shared, and passed along indiscriminately by Good Samaritans and media-hungry celebrities alike, it was stopped midstream by the Kryptonite of everything instantaneous and surface – the… Read More Why Did Invisible Children Fail to Address the Most Important Criticism?
I was on Twitter recently when one of my followers tweeted about a course called Politicizing Beyonce that was being taught at Rutgers. I was floored. “Please tell me that is NOT the name of the course,” I quickly tweeted back, hoping it was some kind of hoax. “That’s the name of the class,” she… Read More Why I Can’t Be Silent About Politicizing Beyonce
I’m coming to the conclusion that if you’re intuitive and observant enough – you can always tell who the artists are when you step into a room. Creative souls are not just creative when they’re making a song or painting a picture. Their artistry, innate and authentic, is not something that they turn on and… Read More B(e)GM Artist Profile: TUNDE OLANIRAN