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Goddess Missy Elliott Will Soon Bless Us with New Music

Ahead of her first project in 13 years, the beloved hip-hop pioneer has been sharing song snippets on Twitter.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
10.12.18
Culture

Taylor Swift's Silence Was Her First Real Political Statement

After years of silence on politics, Taylor Swift endorsed two Democrat candidates in Tennessee, Phil Bredesen and Rep. Jim Cooper, to her 112 million followers on Instagram.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
10.8.18
Music

Anna Calvi On Her Pioneering Rock Album About Gender-Nonconformity

The twice Mercury Award-nominated artist sits down with us to discuss "Hunter," her critically acclaimed album about sexual freedom.
Sirin Kale
10.8.18
Culture

Cardi B Knows: The Chancla Is Powerful

In a much-discussed altercation with Nicki Minaj at Harper's Bazaar's NYFW party, Cardi B unleashed a powerful tool that's very familiar to Latinx women.
Bianca Betancourt
9.11.18
Culture

Making Mac Miller's Death About Ariana Grande Is a Sexist Distraction

"It was not Ariana Grande's responsibility to save Mac Miller in the relationship, and it’s not her burden to carry now. The entertainment industry needs to find a way to support victims of drug abuse."
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
9.10.18
Culture

CBS Exec Outed by #MeToo Was Obsessed with Ruining Janet Jackson's Career, Report Says

After her 2004 Super Bowl performance with Justin Timberlake—you may know it as "Nipplegate"—Janet Jackson may have been blackballed from all CBS affiliates by Les Moonves, a top executive at the company accused of sexual harassment within the #MeToo move
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
9.7.18
Music

The Music Industry's 'Miseducation' About Black Women's Creative Ownership

It’s been 20 years since Lauryn Hill has released a studio album. In the time since, her musical career has exemplified a common struggle for Black women artists: being credited for their voices, talent, and vision.
Marjua Estevez
9.5.18
Life

This Festival Completely Banned Cisgender Men

"We simply want women, non-binary and transgender [people] to be able to visit an awesome festival and feel safe at the same time," according to the organizers of the Statement Festival.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
9.4.18
movies

Lady Gaga Is Promoting 'A Star Is Born' by Looking Incredible

And it's sickening!
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
8.31.18
Music

Aretha Franklin Will Be Honored by Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Ariana Grande

The Queen of Soul "helped define the American experience," and her funeral service will reflect just that.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
8.29.18
Music

Brilliant Photos of Black Joy at the 2018 Afropunk Festival

In its 13th year, Afropunk BK is more than a music festival. It's a Black revival of self-expression.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
8.27.18
Culture

This Pop Star Turned Her Orgasm Into a Song

When musician Von reflected on her close relationship with her vibrator, she decided to immortalize it by creating music using her orgasm's unique vibration patterns.
Suzannah Weiss
8.17.18