Music

Billie Eilish’s Body Is Not Ours to Claim

“I feel you watching, always. And nothing I do goes unseen.”

Yola Is the Unconventional Queen of Country Soul

Black artists from all around the world are continuing the tradition of upending the expectation that country music is a genre reserved for white artists. Read more »

Brazilian Pop Star Anitta Reclaims Her Bodily Autonomy

Anitta chooses to twerk for her own pleasure because dancing to funk is a way for Brazilian women to enjoy and celebrate their own bodies. Read more »

That Timeless Feeling: Cyanca Charts Her Own Neo-Soul Course

“I just know I want everything to be about Blackness.” Read more »

“Black Is King” Navigates African Cultures and the Diaspora’s Imagination

Black is King works because it is honest: a film of hope and belonging. Read more »

BitchTapes: Stepping into Power

This BitchTape highlights the women and nonbinary artists of color who wear many creative hats, from being vocalists and instrumentalists to being producers and record-label owners. Read more »

If You Want to Protect Black Women, Start with Megan Thee Stallion

“Protect Black women” is floating around social media, but there’s a more powerful sentiment that Black women are undeserving of being shielded from violence. Read more »

Stinging Stans: Swifties Doxxing Journalists Is Just the Beginning

People don’t really know what to think about fangirls or teenage girls in general. Read more »

Streaming Isn’t Music’s Magic Bullet

Independent artists are reckoning with what it means to work on their own terms in an industry that’s increasingly led by a small number of billion-dollar data and tech companies. Read more »

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