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.
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.
One of the most important rhetorical questions college students will ask themselves this upcoming year is: “What if like, everyone smoked pot, wouldn’t the world be so much better, man?” (In their best imitation of Cheech & Chong.) Engineers, athletes, and sorority sisters alike will explore this delicate issue, before promptly being interrupted by a turn at Mario Cart and the arrival of a forgotten order of Insomnia Cookies.
But the times they are a changing, and the use of pot is no exception. Four states allow for the recreational consumption of pot, twenty-five and D.C. allow for the use of medical pot, and recent polls show that as of 2015 somewhere between 44% and 49% American adults have tried this psychedelic. Numbers which are all trending up. This leaves no doubt as to America’s increasingly liberal view toward the stickiest of the icky. This prompts a timelier question for our couch-locked philosophers: “How is the world a better place because of pot?”(more…)