Tag Archives: Hip Hop

It’s time for black men to stop building culture around the destruction of black women

Tweet Yesterday, I watched my friends Marc Lamont Hill and Brittney Cooper do this HuffPost Live segment entitled “Do ‘Hood Sites’ Normalize Black Stereotypes?” The conversation was mostly about the infamous WorldStarHipHop.com and their penchant for posting videos of black youth engaged in violence toward one another. These videos generate thousands upon thousands of hits, are [...]
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Explicit Content: A brief intro to Trap Feminism

TweetAmong other things, I’ve identified as a hip hop feminist. The term does the job of expressing my engagement in a culture of commodified blackness. I’ve also talked here about how hood feminism resonated with me. But neither term truly speaks to my inner feminist hoochie; nor explains the complex, sex-positive, financially ambitious, and self-affirming components of my [...]
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Support the Colored Girls Hustle Hard mixtape!

Tweet Are you interested in supporting women of color making dope and affirming music? OF COURSE YOU ARE! Tweet
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet What the tech industry has to do with the future of health. We still don’t have a good way of talking about pursuing friendship. The dangerous transphobia of Roald Dahl’s Matilda. “When I fully burned off the anxiety inherited from my mother’s unlived life.” How the rise of men’s rights activists are hurting women and [...]
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Welcoming a new digital space: what “hood feminism” means to me

TweetThere is so much power in a pen (or a keyboard). Creating language to describe our lived experience is so transcending, turning abstract principles into discourse. I was reminded of this when I first heard about hood feminism. Blogger Jamie defines the parameters of her own existence and the ways in which she felt out [...]
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