By: Lindsey Rand
The fight for marriage equality like all these fights, is simple. Do we, or do we not believe in true equality, freedom and humanity? If we do, it does not necessarily mean we…Continue
Hot Moses, Guess this is true. 80s legendary street artist Jean Michel Basquiat was known for painting on doors, trashcans, and sides of buildings before he linked up with Andy Warhol. He shot into super-stardom, and all those bit of street art relics have been in the possession…Continue
Modern day superheroes based on ancient West African deities called Orishas. That's the concept director Nosa Igbinedion and producer Joy Gharoro-Akpojoto are working on for their upcoming movie 'Oya: Rise of the Orisha'.
To learn how you can support the project, visit http://www.oyariseoftheorishamovie.com/ and…
Many of you guys got excited when we told you about They Die By Dawn, the new epic cowboy movie starring Erykah Badu, Michael K. Williams, Rosario Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito and more, which just premiered at the SXSW Festival. But have you seen the badass poster created by visual artist…Continue
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The term “feminism,” in our society, is one that is often misinterpreted, understood only by way of pop cultural references that serve to mock and berate the movement and its ideologies. When many people hear “feminism,” they think of overzealous, hyper-aggressive women that despise all men. When many people hear “feminism,” they often imagine said women as…Continue
We all have "scar stories" that have the potential to help us grow spiritually and emotionally. In Yas Mag's #ScarStory series, girls share their stories, "break their silence, stop the shame". Click here to read the testimony of EJ blogger La-vainna Seaton and what she calls her #FlyTakeAway from the difficult times.
We would like to talk more…
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In a world where some tend to wonder first if a girl "asked for it" when she gets raped, isn't it time to shift the conversation and ask what in the world makes someone think it's OK to rape?
The Nation published an article titled "Ten Things to End Rape Culture". - L.
"1. Name the real problems: Violent masculinity and victim-blaming. These are the…
What the heck is a "soundsuit"? They're the artistic creation of artist and dancer, Nick Cave. He makes these amazing masterpieces that, when danced in, move with incredible motion and flow. They're not much to report on other than you HAVE to check them…Continue
Dead Kennedys & Fishbone shared on social media this opinion piece from Seattle Weekly: "Punk Rock Is Bullshit". Check it out, we'd love to hear what you think. + What is your definition of being punk today?
Excerpts from the…
If growing up a Black kid listening to "white" post-hardcore and screamo music in suburban northern Virginia didn’t make me feel odd enough, I too had to cope with the social consequences of my sexuality and effeminacy. Constantly bombarded with remarks on my mannerisms, the feminine inflections in my voice and the way I ran in gym class, I realized that something about me was contradictory to preconceived notions of what a Black male “should” be. When I came to college I…Continue
Who's ready for a Dave Chapelle + Chris Rock tour? Dave Chapelle recently joined Chris Rock on stage at the Comedy Cellar in New York and they (jokingly?) hinted at a tour together. Chapelle said: "After next Tuesday, I'm free for like 11 years", Rock said: "By Halloween, I could do dates". Do you guys think that would be a good…Continue
Check out "Beyond the 'angry Black woman' ", conversation on Al Jazeera's The Stream about "stereotypes used historically by Whites to justify slavery and racial inferiority".
Excerpts: "Some say today's reality TV shows and Hollywood movies help to reinforce those stereotypes, perpetuating the negative perceptions of African-American women."
"Why do these racist depictions continue to resurface in mainstream media? What's the societal impact for African-American…
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