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Lauryn Hill Is Going On Tour To celebrate the 20th anniversary of her Grammy-winning, debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill is going on tour. Variety reports that she’s starting in Virginia on July 5. You can purchase tickets and VIP experiences starting this Friday (April 20), and part of the proceeds will go to the MLH foundation. Starbucks is Closing Stores For Racial Bias Training Starbucks is trying to make amends after two black men were arrested while simply waiting for a friend in...
It’s 2018, and for the first time, a novel by an Equatorial Guinean woman is being translated into English. That woman is Trifonia Melibea Obono, a journalist and political scientist who researches women and gender in Africa; the novel isLa Bastarda (Feminist Press), a queer coming-of-age story that numbers less than 100 pages. Our main character is a teenage girl named Okomo, who lives with her grandfather, his two wives, and their children. Okomo’s mother died in childbirth, before Okomo’s father could pay a dowry, so Okomo is...
From Coachella to #Beychella  Queen Beyoncé graced the Coachella main stage yesterday, and everyone is still recovering from the monumental performance. She is the first black woman to headline the events since its conception in 1999. Her performances lasted for over two hours and showcased a black marching band, dancers, and pledges all prepping the fictional Beta Delta Kappa. The audience was transported through multiple eras of Beyoncé's musical career and honestly, we can't wait to see what next weekend at #Beychella will bring. Read more...
CAITLIN CANTY Motel Bouquet(Tone Tree Music)   Singer-songwriter Caitlin Canty has just released her fourth album, Motel Bouquet, recorded in music city, Nashville, TN. Canty has a mournful, ethereal, haunting, voice that sometimes resembles Norah Jones, Gillian Welch, and Chan Marshall (Cat Power). Her songs posses a feel of tough street smarts meets vulnerability and longing. Musically, the sound is based around Canty's acoustic guitar, and its lo-fi, Americana twang perfectly supports her heartfelt lyrics. Tracks like “Take Me For A Ride,” “Leaping Out,” and “Scattershot” brilliantly...
In NANA, Serena Dykman traces the life of her late grandmother, Maryla Dyamant, after she was sent to Auschwitz and, as a survivor, her lifelong dedication to sharing her story. Serena and her mother, Alice Michalowski, embark on a journey through Europe to do so, visiting Maryla’s hometown in Poland; meeting with her students, friends and interviewers; and ultimately visiting Auschwitz. The film is not simply a retelling of the horrors of the Holocaust, but a story of a mother and daughter navigating intergenerational trauma...

This week in feminist-friendly entertainment brings us an incredible new music video by Janelle Monae, a documentary about Grace Jones, and the first novel by an Equatorial Guinean woman to be translated into English. MOVIES Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami This new documentary about the iconic Grace Jones, directed by Sophie Fiennes, focuses on the latest decade or so of her career. Premieres Friday, April 13 in New York and expands throughout the month. Read more here. A Quiet Place John Krasinski’s directorial debut is a creative horror movie starring...
We've been huge fans of soul siren Betty Davis for awhile now, and we're very excited to see the new documentary, Betty — They Say I'm Different which will have it's US premiere at the Red Bull Music Festival on May 23rd. So we decided to dug up this interview we did with her back in 2007. Enjoy! Mention the name “Betty Davis” and most people will either comment on how good she was in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? or say that they liked that song...
  If you see A Quiet Place in a theater, about two minutes in you’ll be cringing at the sounds of people chewing popcorn—and a few minutes later, you’ll be too terrified to notice. The movie is almost completely silent: it follows a family trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world full of blind monsters with super-hearing. The monsters can’t see you, but if they hear you, they’ll kill you—immediately. As we see in an early scene in which a child gets killed after playing with...
You Were Never Really HereCo-written and directed by Lynne Ramsay Out April 6 Writer/director Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin, Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) is back with this grim tale about a veteran with a very particular set of skills. Joe (Joaquin Phoenix) makes his living by tracking down missing girls. This odd career compounds his already significant trauma from his time serving overseas and an abusive childhood, as we learn from flashbacks. His latest assignment is to find a pre-teen named Nina (Ekaterina...
Between Cardi B’s album drop and news that L7 will be releasing their first album in 20 years, it’s been an incredible week for music. Today, you can feast your ears and your eyes on Janelle Monáe’s sensual ode to the vagina, filled with lush vocals featuring Grimes and some soft lady loving between Monáe and Tessa Thompson. “Pynk” is the latest track from Monáe’s third album, Dirty Computer, which will be released April 27. Two other singles, “Django Jane” and the Prince-inspired bisexual anthem “Make...