Tag Archives: Hip Hop

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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More thoughts on Mister Cee, sexuality, and hip hop culture

Tweet I’m still thinking about DJ Mister Cee. He recently did a PSA in which he speaks openly (and more confidently) about his sexuality and decision to share his journey publicly. In it, he says: The decision I made this week to open up about my sexuality has definitely been the most difficult thing that [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet 50 years ago, today. The stigma of loving transgender women. “When people say women of color, am I included in that equation?” Urban Outfitters #fail. This is exceptionalism we don’t need. One classroom, two genders. Hollywood’s “sassy black lady” problem. What Scandal gets right, and wrong. 9/11 and communities of color. Aziz Ansari, Boom. [...]
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Watch now: Mychal talking about DJ Mister Cee

TweetDon’t miss our own Mychal on HuffPost Live in a few a minutes discussing the DJ Mister Cee “scandal” with Feministing favorites Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, and Mark Anthony Neal. For background, read Janet’s excellent piece on the subject first. Tweet
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Marriage equality’s hip hop theme song

Tweet The rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis has broken records with their hits “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us.” And now, with their pro-marriage equality hit “Same Love,” which features out lesbian Mary Lambert, they’re shattering stereotypes. Just as “Same Love” supported this movement, the recent Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 [...]
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