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Pretty in Pink and Lemonade’s Conciliatory Third Act

It seems that when we talk about ‘Lemonade’, we love it, at least primarily, for its tenacity, its power, its anger, and so, for its validation of the tumult black women often experience just by daring to exist. It was the righteous first two acts of ‘Lemonade’ that friends gushed about over text, that colleagues mentioned first thing the morning after the short film’s release—especially a window-shattering dance through the streets in a canary yellow dress, where Beyoncé exacts a simultaneously composed and manic revenge with a baseball bat labeled “Hot Sauce”.

It seems that when we talk about ‘Lemonade’, we love it, at least primarily, for its tenacity, its power, its anger, and so, for its validation of the tumult black women often experience just by daring to ...

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A Black Feminist Roundtable on bell hooks, Beyoncé, and “Moving Beyond Pain”

Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade is one of my favorite new pieces of art for many reasons — not the least of which for the conversation it started, especially among black women, about feminism, liberation, pain, anger, vulnerability, and black love. So when the email arrived from Melissa Harris-Perry wondering whether Feministing could host a cross-generational conversation with brilliant feminists of color like Jamilah Lemieux, Joy-Ann Reid, and more about bell hooks’ recent blog post on Lemonade, I knew right away what my answer would be. 

Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade is one of my favorite new pieces of art for many reasons — not the least of which for the conversation it started, especially among black women, about ...

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Bump Your ‘Becky’ Beef

Part of me knew Beyonce’s “Becky with the good hair” line would cause a wave of uninformed, poorly thought out responses, but for some reason I still hoped for the best. British fashion, beauty and style magazine, Glamour UK, may have had the worst public blunder (to put it mildly) so far, but their antagonistic white girl antics are nothing new. For Black women, “Becky” and “good hair” are euphemisms that have been around for a long, long time.

Part of me knew Beyonce’s “Becky with the good hair” line would cause a wave of uninformed, poorly thought out responses, but for some reason I still hoped for the best. British fashion, beauty and style magazine, ...

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SNL’s “The Day Beyonce Turned Black” and America’s Continued Erasure of Black Women

We can all tell when the SNL cast really gets it right—the satire is just the right degree of painfully accurate and comically precise. But their latest skit, “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black,” was one of the best I’ve seen in a while.

We can all tell when the SNL cast really gets it right—the satire is just the right degree of painfully accurate and comically precise. But their latest skit, “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black,” was one of the ...

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Feministing Jamz: Best feminist music videos of 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I’m part of the war on Christmas, obviously, so I’m clearly referring to our annual Best Feminist Music Videos of the year. This year’s list is off the charts y’all! Let’s get right to it. In no particular order:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I’m part of the war on Christmas, obviously, so I’m clearly referring to our annual Best Feminist Music Videos of the year. This year’s list is off ...

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The Holy Trinity Explained

If the internet is good for nothing else, it can be relied upon for it’s witty references and smart euphemisms. So if you’re a regular on Tumblr, then you’ve seen Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj referenced collectively as the Holy Trinity

If the internet is good for nothing else, it can be relied upon for it’s witty references and smart euphemisms. So if you’re a regular on Tumblr, then you’ve seen Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj referenced collectively ...

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