‘Truly yours, your biggest fan’: Nicki Minaj, Her Barbz, & Stan Culture

Although not having a following doesn’t equate to making unworthy art, the entertainment world is only a shell of itself without its consumers, and a lot of these “fan armies” are taking away from one of the most critical aspects of this world by attacking those with opposing opinions on their favorite celebs. If a …

Black music month: Female frontrunners

Female artists are able to reach high levels of success as more than simple sex objects with catchy choruses. Stories from women across the spectrum are being told in increasingly unique ways, continuing to clear the path for this next generation of musically-inclined women to express themselves as they see fit. From the negro spirituals …

Young, black, & educated: College & beyond

All my life, I’ve attended primarily white schools, and every seemingly simple task — from juggling classes and teachers and finding a friend group, to joining clubs and organizations that are a good fit — had a similar obstacle: entering spaces that have a smaller black population. The majority always has a preconceived notion of …

Unforgivable blackness: Twitter vs. Tiffany Haddish

As black women, we are doomed to walk the very fine line between being vocal and loud, stern and abrasive, and carefree and “ghetto.” It’s disappointing when the very group you identify with is the same group that tries to knock you down, but, unfortunately, it’s not surprising. This has happened again and again to …