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Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams": Colonialism + A Boring Romance Plot, Wrapped Up In One Video

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That Taylor Swift video. Yes, I saw it. The short of it is that it annoys me. 

Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift: The VMAs, Feminism, and Music Videos

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Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift have been in the news recently. I’m sure if you’ve been on Twitter within the last four days, you’ve heard about Nicki Minaj taking the VMAs to task for not nominating “Anaconda” for Music Video of the Year. If not, here’s the quick rundown: Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to…

Why Your Twitter Feed is Full of Gigi, Taylor, Amy & Jennifer

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If there’s one thing that annoys me…well, there are a lot of things that annoy me, but if there’s one thing that annoys me the most about media coverage as shown on Twitter, it’s the media’s insistence that we fall over ourselves for the likes of Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift, Amy Schumer, and Jennifer Lawrence. I’m officially…

John Leguizamo is through with the media overlooking Latinx talent

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John Leguizamo has had enough with the lack of Latinx representation in the media. He made his displeasure known in his op-ed for Billboard.com after the VMAs snubbed wordwide hit “Despacito,” despite its record-breaking success. “‘Despacito’ is the name of a Spanish-language music video by Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi with a historic record-breaking 3…

5 lessons from Jennifer Lawrence on why white feminism isn’t cute

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You’ve heard a lot about white feminism and why many people of color, women of color in particular, can’t stand it. It’s not that we can’t feminism; in fact, we love feminism. It’s just that we can’t stand when something that’s supposed to accept us is just used as yet another tool to marginalize us and…

The VMAs: We came from Beyoncé, but stayed for Drake and Rihanna

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If I can be honest, I didn’t understand much of the MTV VMAs. I’ve never seen most of the people in attendance ever in life, so count me among the “I’m officially old” club. But I’ll tell you what the two highlights of the night were. No, it wasn’t Kanye’s rambling speech; I read it,…

For Lisa Turtle: On Being Black, Beautiful, and Still Not Enough

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I’ve suddenly come to a realization. I am Saved by the Bell’s Lisa Turtle. I’m not her in the sense that I’m fabulously wealthy. The way I’m like Lisa Turtle is that on paper, I have what every guy is supposedly looking for (or so they say): brains, looks (if I may say so myself), talent, and…

Why Nicki Minaj’s New York Times Magazine Interview Matters

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If you’re an old hat at this site, then you’ll know I’ve had my fair share of opinions about Nicki Minaj and some of the ways she presents herself. At the risk of sounding like the Respectability Police, the major issue I have with things like Anaconda is that it still exists within the realm of…