In light of our new favorite HBO series, Insecure, we think it’s time to talk about the growing trend of building with your man. This week we’re bringing back our pal Simon Bryant (@TheAlmightyAve) and good friend Ms. Macey B. to help us sort out the pros, cons and mess. Listen to us gush about the latest and greatest music, celeb gossip, and general nonsense.
I’ve been flattened by this album every time I’ve listened to it. This world doesn’t deserve A Seat at the Table and Lemonade in the same year, but we got it anyway.
I’ve been looking for articles celebrating these two sisters releasing their odes to black femininity that are so utterly appropriate for each woman, but all anyone can talk about is how Solange is sure gonna endanger Beyoncé’s Grammy! Some people like her album more than Beyoncé’s!
Ugh. Can y’all shut the fuck up? First of all, who gives a fuck about the Grammys. Second of all, why don’t we focus on what is good about each of these albums and why we’re losing our collective shits over both of them?
Hear us shamelessly disclose all our favorite moments from Love & Hip Hop, Teen Mom, Black Ink Crew and Bad Girls Club. But first, we’re talking Kanye’s beef with Hov, Azealia Banks vs Russell Crowe, and the Derrick Rose trial in this week’s episode of Blunt or Bougie.
The year 2016 has been a crock of bullshit in a lot of ways, but black art is not one of those. Netflix graced us with The Get Down and Luke Cage, HBO debuted Issa Rae’s long-awaited Insecure last week, and Donald Glover released his brilliant series, Atlanta. Finally, we’re not compelled to support any and every black work out of rarity (at least for now). We can pick and choose.
If you love shows like Game of Thrones, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Marco Polo, you should probably to choose to support Malika: Warrior Queen. Set in fictional fifteenth century West Africa, Malika is queen and military commander of Azzaz, a large empire with five provinces she inherited from her father. Trouble arises within Malika’s council, as well as abroad, with a foreign empire planning to destroy her people (sound familiar?)
Kim Kardashian’s new ring is gone, but that’s not the worst of it. Hear us discuss the stupidity around her trauma, what it means to consume great art from problematic artists like Nate Parker, and of course, your regular ratchet programming in this week’s episode, featuring our girl Hayley.
We must stop denying racism and instead acknowledge it, examine it, critique it, make every attempt to abolish it. We live in a racist society where people of color have less agency than white people. We internalize the reality of the situation, regardless of which race we are. If you’ve ever seen that video of black kids saying they’d rather have white dolls because they’re more beautiful, you’ve seen (a minute example of) what internalized racism does. If you view the status of black people in this country – more likely to live in poverty, more likely to be accused of crimes, more likely to go to jail, more likely to be on welfare, etc. – and do not actively consider it the effect of hundreds of years of subjugation, starting with forced removal and slavery, and consistent inequality since – then you are passively blaming black people for their own status in this country. (more…)
Are you with us or nah? This week we’re talking “multiracial women only,” our boy Colin Kaepernick, Lena Dun-Dun-Dunham, and what it means to be an ally with our dear friend, The Bougie Guru (@MzKatPac).
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Having recently graduated with my undergraduate degree, I am still somewhat green to the art of casually dating. Going from drunken hook ups and drama-ridden situationships, one can understand why I struggle with attempting to meet the right woman. Admittedly, my limited experience leads me to question whether I am truly ready to meet the woman of my dreams. But as luck would have it, I think I may have met … my cool girl. Everything seems to be running smoothly, and it just feels so right. Yet, in the bottom of my heart, and perhaps the back of my head, I know there is something stopping me from committing to her exclusively. Now before anyone labels me a ruthless womanizer, take a moment to reflect on your little black book, not to mention those of subconscious.
We’re talking sticky situationships, casual sex and relationships with our contributing host Lauren Tene and pal Simon Bryant (@TheAlmightyAve). Hear us muse on music and discuss the latest headlines with R Kelly, Drake’s Petty Perfection and Amber Rose reading y’all for filth in our latest episode.