“I may be bad but I’m perfectly good at it.” When Rihanna sang in “S&M” about how whips and chains excite her, a shockwave went through the pop world. People excited by getting hurt? Oh no, no, that couldn’t be right. And on top of that a Black woman parading around in latex, rope bondage, oh that’s a definite “no.” Proper Black women do not express their sexuality as deviants, that type of sexual abandon is left for white women and not us.
But I have never…
It rained all day on the Sunday that started our eighth week at Occupy Los Angeles. One of our fellow Occupy LA Media people coordinated a flash action for the American Music Awards, which was to take place at the Nokia Theater at LA Live later that afternoon. About 20 of us gathered at the corner of 1st and Spring and marched to Olympic and Figueroa in the cold rainy weather. When we arrived to LA Live we discussed which approach we were going to take towards mic checking the…Continue
The political world temperature right now is at an historic high. From revolution that began on the streets of NYC to youth in London and the Middle East taking part in uprisings against oppressive governments, a La Résistance mindset rules the day.
In Accra, Ghana, a couple of visionaries are building a movement of their own; one part indie artist collective, one part community dialogue generator, ACCRA[dot]ALT tackles head on the issues facing not only the music community,…
Coming out of the broom closet – revealing that you are a Pagan or a Witch – is not an easy thing to do. I am all for doing it, but please keep in mind, it's just as risky as coming out of the closet, if not more because there are still stronger stigmas out there that don't get addressed. Plus Hollywood needs something to run to when they're fresh out of ideas and apparently Witches and psychics do the trick. A lot of thought should go in revealing your religion to whom, how and…Continue