Solange on the cover of Bust Magazine talks ‘FEMINISM’
Solange has no qualms about embracing the label “feminist.” In the latest issue of Bust magazine, the singer-songwriter discusses how she identifies as a “proud black feminist and womanist.” In doing so, Solange makes it clear that she embraces the social theory of womanism that advocates for centralizing the experiences of black women and other marginalized groups. But she doesn’t rely on the terminology to make her point. Instead, she tells the magazine she wants to help ensure that intersectional feminism is practiced.
While she’s proud of the work that’s been done to advance women’s rights, there’s still more to do, she told Bust:
“I’m a feminist who not only wants to hear the term intersectionality, but actually feel it, and see the evolution of what intersectional feminism can actually achieve. I want women’s rights to be equally honored, and uplifted, and heard…but I want to see us fighting the fight for all women — women of color, our LGBTQ sisters, our Muslim sisters. I want to see millions of us marching out there for our rights, and I want to see us out there marching for the rights of women like Dajerria Becton, who was body slammed by a cop while she was in a swimsuit for simply existing as a young, vocal, black girl. I think we are inching closer and closer there, and for that, I am very proud.”
Solange added that she’s thankful for other black feminists and scholars who’ve allowed her to be “a student” in informal ways. Much of her education, she told the magazine, came from learning from other women she encountered in her mother’s hair salon or, whom she simply learned of via the internet. “I’m really grateful that I’m also a student of black feminists and womanists … and of women who have created this terminology for us to use as we carve out this space” she told Bust. “That is one of the beautiful things about the internet. I’m a high-school educated woman. And I rely on incredible women like [the groups Crunk Feminist Collective and Black Women’s Blueprint] … to really guide me through the process of carving out my feelings, and how I articulate them.”
The latest issue of Bust magazine is on newsstands now.
#RHoA: For 20th TIME Kenya Finally Breaks Up With Matt On 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta'
What is it about some Real Housewives of Atlanta and terrible relationships this season? There's Cynthia and Phaedra, who are both going through divorces, Shereé realizing she should happily stay divorced, and Porsha making an ill-advised plan to get pregnant before even moving in with her new boyfriend. At least Kenya Moore broke up with Matt Jordan, finally. However, it was at the expense of the more interesting material going on right now, because Kenya, naturally, is relishing the chance to be offended at Phaedra's attack over the divorce party. At Cynthia's fashion show, which Frick & Frack did not attend, she rats out that Phaedra did not apologize for once again claiming that she broke up her marriage with Apollo.
But for some reason, Kenya then decides to go back to her relationship with Matt for drama? At first, the two tried to peacefully reconnect, but quickly, after Kenya refused to disclose enough of her flaws (so it seems), Matt storms off and paces around. The two argue for a while, but I'm going to be honest: this all continues to feel so fake. Sure, this is all about Kenya refusing to say sorry? But also, Kenya could have had Matt arrested for breaking her garage? Finally, with many fake tears, this relationship is over. And Matt certainly deserves to be placed on the cast of Empire (or at least Star) for his performance, but I'm just glad this is finally done. Bye Matt!
On Instagram, Kenya posted about the end of her tumultuous relationship. A simple black background highlighted the starkness of her quote: "I'm done." She did, however, elaborate in the caption, writing: "Watching myself tonight from 6 months ago... realizing my failures are my successes, my regrets are my lessons and my life is immensely blessed. I thank God everyday for my life. I wish you all love and happiness. We all deserve to be loved. Don't ever settle."
But the newly single Kenya may need to watch out. Unbeknownst to the Duchess of Twirl, Cynthia put on her best Wendy Williams wig and gets Phaedra on her couch to nail down: is her divorce finalized? After some hemming and hawing about it, Phaedra is finally willing to admit that yes, her divorce is final. After that tense moment, the two bond briefly over how weird it was that Kenya threw them a very presumptuous divorce-themed party. And when Cynthia, perhaps motivated by the technicolor dreamcoat she has on, suggests hosting a baptism, excited at the idea of calling Kenya a demon again, agrees. This sounds like a stunt waiting to happen, and it might send RHOA Season 9 out on a very un-blessed note.
#EMPIRE: Taraji P. Henson's Glam Vacation Photos Are Something to Aspire to on Your Spring Break
Make no mistake about it, Taraji P Henson is a bonafide queen. If her general stately presence on the red carpet and award-winning tour de force performances on the big screen aren’t proof enough, then we’re positive her always superbly dressed character on Empire, Cookie, would be more than happy to set the record straight for you. And now, the actress finally has a crown befitting her royal status, swapping out her usual blunt bob for a head full of locs.
As we’ve pointed out before, Taraji and Rihanna are basically on their way to morphing into the same person. So of course, the Hidden Figures star needed to try out the signature hairdo Riri has been sporting for the past few months as part of her role in the new film Ocean’s 8.
Unlike the pop star, however, Henson chose to keep her locs slightly shorter, only coming down to her ribcage instead of her waist, with blonde pieces mixed throughout as well as a smattering of metal beads.
Taraji shared another look at her new do, enlisting her friend Jay Walker to take a photo of her posing in front of the ocean, with her new do piled high into a twisted up-do, all the better to show off those bold, shaved sides. As for that cover-up dress she’s wearing?
The piece designed by MuurSwagg is called the “Empress Dashiki,” naturally.
#NewMusic from Syd – Treading Water
Following the release of her stellar debut solo album, Fin, the front woman of The Internet has pulled a new song out of her vault that didn’t make the project.
The vibey song, titled “Treading Water,” is produced by Steve Lacy and Ronald “Flip” Colson, and it finds Syd singing about a rocky romantic relationship while co-signing women and men that take things slow.
“Feels like I’m treading water, waiting for your call / And it’s getting harder trying not to drown / Come on baby, come on baby, come back to me,” she sings.
The singer/songwriter/producer told fans that it was her “favorite song on Fin” before it had to be cut. She didn’t give an actual reason why it was cut from the album, but most likely it’s because the same instrumental was used by Big Sean and Jhené Aiko on the song “Selfish,” off their collaborative album TWENTY88.
Take a listen HERE
#HIPHOPNEWS: Crime Mob Reunites in Atlanta
Crime Mob is getting back together.
Ten years after releasing their album Hated on Mostly, the Atlanta collective has reunited. Over the weekend, Diamond, Princess, Lil’ J, M.I.G., and Cyco Black teamed up at the V-103 Live concert in the group’s hometown.
Building off of the performance, Crime Mob is headed back in the studio for their third album, which is expected this year, according to Lil’ J. “Album number 3 is coming up next,” he told V-103. “2017.”
Princess spoke on the reunion, as well, celebrating the fact that the group is finally ready to release new material. “It was good to be in Atlanta, to do it here first,” she said. “I’m glad y’all called us to do this. It’s been a longtime coming but we had to come back and do it right. Now, the timing is right, the energy is right, we got our heads right. Now it’s time to get that money right.”
Ahead of this, Diamond and Princess are also planning to release a joint project as a duo. More news on this should be coming in “about a week or two,” according to the twosome.
In 2004, Crime Mob released its debut self-titled LP, which spawned the Lil Scrappy-assisted single “Knuck If You Buck.” In 2007, Hated on Mostly dropped, along with “Rock Yo Hips,” which peaked at No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Selena Gomez & The Weeknd Take Their Romance to Buenos Aires!
The 24-year-old actress and her 27-year-old boyfriend singer looked cute in matching all black outfits as they were left date night at the Boris Jazz Club on Tuesday night (March 28) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Earlier that day, Selena and The Weeknd were spotted doing some sightseeing around town as they held hands and took cute selfies together.
Selena recently flew down to Brazil to join The Weeknd on the South American leg of his Starboy Tour.
James DeBarge Claims Janet Jackson Was ‘Pressured’ to Hide Love Child
*Janet Jackson’s ex James DeBarge claims that her closest advisors pushed her to abandon their child and save her fame.
DeBarge claims that young Janet not only hid a secret baby from the world for decades; but that she knowingly did it to help her career.
“I’m not sure, but I think it was the pressure, the fame,” that caused Jackson to give up the alleged child, DeBarge told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview.
As Radar reported, James said he believes Jackson gave birth to his child after their split in the 1980s, and that their daughter could be a 31-year-old Philadelphia woman named Tiffany Whyte.
“When you’re young, it’s easy to be persuaded and to do things you may not even want to do…” he said, when asked why – if Jackson did in fact give birth – she would have kept it a secret.
Whyte alleges that she received a text about a year ago from a woman claiming to be Janet Jackson. “She said she was Janet Jackson,” Whyte told Radar, claiming that people close to Jackson “made her” give up the alleged child.
“She was just very apologetic,” Whyte said.
DeBarge has claimed for several years that he fathered a secret baby with Jackson, who now lives privately with her husband, Wissam al Mana, and their newborn son, Eissa. Janet has never commented on her “secret baby” scandal.
Meanwhile, DeBarge and Whyte took a DNA test last month to set the record straight once and for all. #staytuned — as the results are going to be published on RadarOnline.com any day now.
Is Jermaine Dupri Secretly Working on Xscape Biopic without their Knowledge?
Last week former Atlanta girl-group Xscape announced they were getting back together after ending their bitter 10 year feud
Now, according to reports, So So Def CEO Jermaine Dupri is working on an Xscape biopic without any of the girl's knowledge or participation...
Sources tell Straight From the A Jermaine Dupri has been secretly working on an Xscape biopic with former Real Housewives of Atlanta producer Carlos King.
And apparently Carlos neglected to mention the biopic while pumping Kandi's mother for information. The source claims Kandi was livid when she found out.
In case you forgot Carlos King and Kandi's husband Todd Tucker's business relationship soured after their negative experience producing the ill-fated reality show, Hollywood Divas, together.
George Clooney Says Pregnant Wife Amal Is Doing 'Amazing'
George Clooney is joined by his Suburbicon cast members Matt Damon and Julianne Moore during an appearance at 2017 CinemaCon on Tuesday (March 28) in Las Vegas.
The 55-year-old filmmaker is directing, writing, and producing the upcoming movie and the trio presented it to movie theater owners during the event.
George opened up about expecting a baby with wife Amal while on the red carpet.
“She is doing really great. She is amazing. I don’t have anything to do. There is nothing I can do to help, but make tea and stuff,” George told Extra. When asked if he’s ready to become a father he said, “I know swaddling… I know what I’m in for.”
WTYF?!? Cuba Gooding Jr. sparks outrage by peeking under Sarah Paulson’s dress
On Sunday night at an L.A. panel discussion for American Horror Story, Cuba Gooding Jr. lifted up Sarah Paulson's skirt while she wasn't looking.
Cuba Gooding Jr. staged his own American Horror Story onstage at Los Angeles PaleyFest Sunday when he lifted up the dress of his co-star Sarah Paulson.
As the cast of American Horror Story: Roanoke took the stage to discuss the sixth season of the FX anthology series, Gooding lifted the hem of Paulson's dress to expose its slit, as she was greeting co-star Kathy Bates.
The action sparked condemnation on social media, with many calling for the 49-year-old actor to apologize to Paulson, 42.
Kate Middleton Meets Alexa Chung, Views Art at Portrait Gallery
Kate Middleton looks absolutely gorgeous in green while stepping out for the 2017 Portrait Gala at the National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday (March 28) in London, England.
The 35-year-old Duchess of Cambridge greeted fashionista Alexa Chung, among others, at the event.
Alexa is back in the UK after spending time with her boyfriend Alexander Skarsgard in New York City last week. Make sure to see the photos of the hot couple!
FYI: Kate is wearing a Temperley London gown.
Mel B Makes First Major Public Appearance Since Divorce Announcement, Ditches Wedding Ring
Mel B hit the red carpet for the “America’s Got Talent” season 12 kickoff last night, making her first public appearance since announcing she’s divorcing her husband Stephen Belafonte. Peep her pics, plus rumors of her estranged hubby chilling with a mystery woman inside…
Mel B made her first major public appearance at NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” season 12 kickoff in Pasadena, California last night, following news that she’s divorcing of her husband of nearly 10 years, Stephen Belafonte.
The “AGT” judge made her way down the red carpet in a gorgeous gold embellished Nadine Merabi jumpsuit topping her look off with a long high ponytail. As she posed it up at the event, we noticed she’s no longer wearing her wedding ring.
Soon after filing for divorce, the former Spice Girl and her estranged husband decided to participate in family therapy sessions with their children, Phoenix, Madison and Angel. It’s reported Mel B and Stephen rode in separate cars and the kids rode in a third car with the nanny.
Making matters worse, Mel B lost her father earlier this month. Last week, she flew home to the UK to attend her father’s funeral in Leeds.
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AND FINALLY FROM THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART FILES
That 2:30 Feeling
He doesn’t have a care in the world…LOL!
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