I have a confession I watch reality TV. They all end up annoying the hell out of me one way or another, but only one has my loyalty: “R&B Divas: L.A.” on TVone. I thought the Atlanta franchise had me hooked — only to disappoint from all their volatile ratchetness, but L.A.’s is way more […]
Francisca Valenzuela came correct with “Buen Soldado” tackling issues on the perceptions of women’s roles. The video opens up with a booty shot then the camera tilts up to show the woman’s bare back receiving a tramp stamp, except it’s a tattoo saying Francisca Valenzuela in calligraphy. Where rap videos cement women as 24/7 sexual […]
Oyé vato, you got one last week to check out the Chicano Broadway masterpiece “Zoot Suit.” The playwright, Luis Valdez gives us a lesson in pachuco history by way of edutainment. The leads “El Pachuco” (Raul Cardona) and Henry Reyna (Lakin Valdez, playwright’s son) are all the way gangsta pachuco down to the crease. The […]
Conservative commentator, S.E. Cupp, now has something in common with an unlikely foe, Sandra Fluke, both targets of public misogynistic humiliation. Cupp recently appeared in Hustler Magazine with a penis in her mouth. The publisher of the porno magazine, Larry Flynt, defends it as “public satire.” This is not satire. This is a sophomoric photoshop job […]
If you’re a traditional Hip-Hop fan and you’re confused on Kreayshawn’s dubious success, you may love San Diego rapper Princess Leah’s latest diss-track: “F The White Girl Mob Starring Kreayshawn.” What gives this song more legitimacy is the beef comes from a fellow White rapper. Princess Leah doesn’t hold back on her penmanship skills either […]
It really has been looking like our favorite Barbados singer, Rihanna, is living la vida loca a little too hard. GN$F! really took notice she was hitting rock bottom when the singer was at Coachella when hanging after-hours with Snoop Dogg and Warren G. The photo they tweeted just screamed for help. And how gross […]
It’s refreshing to know we have Kendrick Lamar being the new face of Compton’s rap consciousness — now you can add fellow neighbor, Ill Camille to that list. They both still stay hood but say goodbye to the glorification of sex and violence.
Men are studs. But women are hoes. I’m not cool with double standards. The only difference between women and men is our genitalia. And it’s a known fact that women can accomplish more than men. Hello? When it comes to multi-tasking – women hold the No.1 spot. Yet as a whole, we are paid less, […]
source: Forbes Women This month we’re talking about “Blueprints For Building Better Girls” by Elissa Schappell. The slut. The good girl. The party girl. The anorexic. The starving artist. The single mom. The childless wife. The reluctant mother. Are these women that you know? Are you one of them? Schappell set out to write a […]
J. Ivy’s “Shades & Blades” addresses domestic violence in the family home from the perspective of neighbor. Track is available on the Chicago Grammy-winning poet’s upcoming book “Here I Am: Then & Now” and the album, “Here I Am” NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES!