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How We Adorn Ourselves: Jailyn Poindexter on Making 20 Durags for Beyoncé’s ”Spirit” Video

How we as Black people adorn ourselves is valid, as shown in the “Spirit” video.

Diva Behavior: Can We Call Beyoncé a Genius Now?

Beyoncé as an artist is also questioning a lot of things about the way we do things. Read more »

Back by Popular Demand: Beyoncé Harnesses the Power of Conjuring in “Formation”

In “Formation,” Beyoncé gathers ghosts to attend to history and the present, standing in for a myriad possible conjure women from various Black spiritual traditions. Read more »

Carrying the Torch: Beyoncé Embodies the FUBU Mantra in “Homecoming”

Black women have long been the collectors of knowledge in the Black community. Read more »

“Homecoming” Homework: 7 Books to Read after Watching Beyoncé’s Epic Documentary

Homecoming is so much more than just pop culture; it’s a masterclass on “schoolin’ life.” Read more »

BitchTapes: Celebrating 20 Years of Destiny’s Child

20 years later, Destiny’s Child is definitively the best girl group of all time. Read more »

The Age of the Bumpspiracy

When we will stop thinking famous women are faking their pregnancies? Read more »

Morgan Parker’s New Collection Is a Complex Tribute to Black Women

Morgan Parker’s book is an exciting contribution to the rich legacy of Black feminist art, literature, poetry, and music. Read more »

Black Venus Rising: The Symbolism of Beyoncé’s Pregnancy Photos

Anyone who has seen Lemonade can tell you that Beyoncé is fond of bending symbols to her will. Read more »

This is Feminist Country: As the CMAs Show, Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks Herald the Future of Country

If the Country Music Association wants to last another 50 years, it’ll have to accept Beyoncé and other artists of color. Read more »

Crossing Over: How I Joined the BeyHive

“It’s not that I was ever a Beyoncé hater. It’s just that I held a grudge.” Read more »

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No Disrespect: Black women and the burden of respectability

In February 2012, PBS host Tavis Smiley interviewed Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer about their Oscar nominations for their roles as Aibileen and... Read more »

All Hail the Queen?: What Do Our Perceptions of Beyoncé's Feminism Say about us?

The policing of feminist cred is the real moral contradiction. Read more »