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  It's Nelson Mandela's birthday! The anti-apartheid icon is turning 95. What better way to celebrate his message of peace and reconciliation than with a video tribute from BUST's favorite rapper, Jean Grae? Jean's family is from South Africa, and she says Mandela and his message have had a massive influence on her life and work (especially on her long-awaited new project, Cake or Death). "The entire reason that we're here is through this spirit of freedom," she explains. Watch Jean drop her pearls of Mandela wisdom here:     Take...
  Huzzah! It’s an article about breastfeeding that doesn’t include shaming, ridicule, or a nursing mom being kicked off Facebook!Jackie Johnson-Smith had a very encouraging experience whilst dining out with her family: someone paid part of their tab. Because she was breastfeeding.When Johnson-Smith’s husband received the receipt for their meal, this lovely note was written on it:   “I bought one of your pizzas…please thank your wife for breastfeeding!” The good Samaritan? Their waitress, Bodi Kinney. “[Breastfeeding in public] is kind of a taboo and society kind of frowns upon...
To get everyone pumped for BUST's 20th Anniversary Extravaganza, some of our favorite people sent us sweet--and often hilarious--birthday greetings! Watch John Waters, Kathleen Hanna, Tavi Gevinson, Courtney Love, and TINA EFFING FEY (among others) wish BUST a happy 20th:       If you liked this, you'll LOVE our lineup! Tickets start at $35 and are goin' fast.  ...
  Today's BUST: Cute Animals Edition brings you the inimitable Bubba and Gigi, a couple of sweet French bulldogs who share a sublime romance. I know. I’m totally trying to get adopted, too. Tell us, what’s your secret? ...What’s that? Communication and honesty?   Their snuggly friend, Burt the Pug, totally wants in on this relationship too.   Gigi was recently pregnant, like – all I can do is lie here and hope I don’t burst I am SO preggers – and instead of overcrowding his ladylove, or making her uncomfortable in any way, Bubba...
    Calling all NYC BUSTies! Next Tuesday FREE THE GIRLS partners with nightlife and style mavens STYLEDEFINED NYC to bring you a party celebrating women and helping victims of sex trafficking across the world.      In many regions of the world people shop for their clothes at second-hand markets, where bras fetch a pretty penny since they're harder to come by. FREE THE GIRLS is an organization that encourages women to literally free their boobs from a bra and donate that bra to a very good cause. The bras you...