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Featured Blog Posts – March 2013 Archive (12)

The Marriage Equality Fight and why it matters to us

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…

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Added by The Establishment on March 27, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Basquiat's ex to release a treasure trove of never before seen art

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…

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Added by Eye Candy on March 27, 2013 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

'Oya: Rise Of The Orisha' Project: Modern day superheroes based on ancient West African deities

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…

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Added by Eye Candy on March 25, 2013 at 11:18am — 3 Comments

Artist Jules Arthur Shares The Story Behind the Artwork for ‘They Die By Dawn’ Cowboy Epic

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…

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Added by Eye Candy on March 22, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

What Does Race Have to Do with Feminism?

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…

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Added by Gender Bent on March 19, 2013 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

"Scar Stories"

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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Added by Robust on March 15, 2013 at 9:50am — No Comments

End Rape Culture

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.

Excerpts:

"1. Name the real problems: Violent masculinity and victim-blaming. These are the…

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Added by Gender Bent on March 12, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Nick Cave SoundSuits are crazy cool

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…

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Added by Sound Check on March 8, 2013 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

"Punk Rock Is Bullshit"?

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…

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Added by The Establishment on March 8, 2013 at 10:48am — 6 Comments

Growing Up Queer: A Brief Lesson on Hetero- and Homonormativity

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…

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Added by Gender Bent on March 5, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Chris Rock And Dave Chapelle To Tour Together?

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…

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Added by Eye Candy on March 4, 2013 at 9:06am — 12 Comments

"Beyond the 'angry Black woman' ": A conversation on Al Jazeera's The Stream

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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Added by Gender Bent on March 1, 2013 at 11:22am — No Comments

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