“It is crazy that we need a movie that depicts what happens out here in the real world for it to get peoples’ attention. Police brutality is very much a real thing, so why do we need a fictional representation of it for people to sit up and realize?”
Teen staffer Aryanna Brown, 17, reassures readers that it is okay that they don’t have their future figured out just yet, as life is only beginning.
Walking into the press screening, I was praying that I wasn’t going to watch another subpar movie about progressing the black movement that failed to break any new ground. I am ecstatic to announce that my prayers were answered.
I believe survivors, and my personal experience of living as a young woman in a culture where rape exists as a systematic weapon of power and control is all the evidence I need.
Soon, I will be old enough to vote. We, the young women of America, will vote. We will resist you and everyone in your party who voted to confirm you. Brace yourself.
From her first appearance in Act One, the modern Jasmine tells us she’d like “a suitor who’d be willing to change a few royal diapers once in a while.”
This year alone I’ve lost two of my favorite artists of all time in Mac Miller and XXXtentacion, and one last year with the loss of Lil Peep. It’s always hard to see your favorite artist go, and especially hard when three of them pass away with so much life ahead of them.
Travis Scott is becoming one of the greatest artists of our generation, but in order to become one of the greatest artists of all time in the field of hip-hop he needs to prove himself as a rapper post-“Astroworld.”
We look to figures like Beyonce as the ultimate black female role model, but without the original Queen (of Soul) paving the way for future female artists, there would be no Queen Bey.
Even as we’re bopping to the top 45 through these next few months, we have to remember that the lyrics and content of the songs we put on repeat are just as important as the beat that plays behind them.