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The Sleepy Hollow-ing of American Gods

There is still time for American Gods to avoid its impending implosion. But if Sleepy Hollow taught us anything, it’s that we probably shouldn’t hold our Black-ass breaths. There’s no denying it. Television has experienced quite a boom in the last decade. Prestige and working actors alike have found themselves on the silver screen, blessing...


Jay-Z’s 4:44 is apologetic, but it doesn’t fully delve into toxic masculinity

4:44 is a raw look into Jay-Z’s mind. He offers explanations and apologies for years of toxic behavior. Last week, Jay-Z’s 13th studio album, “4:44″ was released. It’s the response that folks had been waiting for ever since Beyoncé’s visual album, “Lemonade” dropped last year. The album chronicled the experiences of a woman betrayed by her lover and...


How “Lemonade” Saved My Marriage

Ultimately, I have chosen to accept my husband and our marriage with all their flaws. To make lemonade from this sour yellow lemon. [iframe style=”width:120px;height:240px;” marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ src=”//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=wear06-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B01EQGOW8E&asins=B01EQGOW8E&linkId=46654e6b2713025ba11c4761118301ba&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff” align=”right”] [/iframe] As I write this, my husband and I are in the middle of what is proving to be the hardest time in our 11 years of knowing...


Breaking Down Why Adele’s Speech Was Another Example of White Feminism

Imagine if Adele would’ve walked offstage and given the gold to Beyonce. Her action would’ve been unprecedented. Major award-winning recording artist Adele effused over Beyonce last night during her Album of the Year acceptance speech. Visibly uncomfortable and fighting tears, Adele lamented to an adoring crowd about what the R&B singer meant to her and...


5 Children of Nigerian Immigrants Who Are Killing It

by Joy Mohammed I am sure that when my father boarded that one-way flight from Nigeria to America, he was envisioning his large family filled with rich doctors, lawyers and engineers, successful in their own right. Not me, sitting at home with my afro wrapped, writing about why America is not quite good enough. After...


Oshun: The African Goddess Behind Beyonce’s Lemonade

With contributions by Monica Cadena The Beehive and Black women across the country got in formation last weekend after Beyonce dropped her latest album, “Lemonade.” Unpromoted and unapologetically Black, “Lemonade” broke the internet, and featured a bevy of names such as Serena Williams, Zendaya, and the women we’ve come to call the mothers of Black Lives...