Prince Is Still Teaching Us

Last week, we lost an amazing musical icon when Prince Rogers Nelson was found unresponsive in the elevator of his home, Paisley Park. Prince entertained the world and through his music and movies we learned many lessons. We learned what it sounds like when doves cry, why little red corvettes are so sexy and why…

Activist’s Thoughts On Beyonce’s Formation

WHY I’M ADDING FORMATION TO MY BLACK POWER MIXTAPE By Tami Sawyer I love music. That’s not a revolutionary statement but a simple fact. My life is a soundtrack of musical memories. My participation in the movement for Black Lives Matter has its own soundtrack, a personal Black Power Mixtape, if you will. It’s a…

Dear Mo’Nique: Life Will Have Disappointments

I wasn’t going to say anything but…..I can’t help but notice the amount of press comedienne Mo’Nique is getting after announcing that she was once up for the role of Cookie on Fox’s mega-hit television series “Empire”. While out promoting her new movie, “Blackbird” she seems to be telling anyone who dares to ask a…

Bobbi Kristina: I Will Always Love You

I’m not certain which story was more tragic—the drowning death of Whitney Houston nearly three years ago, or the similarities surrounding the hospitalization of her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, days shy of the anniversary of the icon’s passing. With most tragedies, we remember the craziest things. I recall going on Facebook to post about my…

Scandal vs. Being Mary Jane

 I can’t say that I am a Gladiator, but I do keep up with the show. Who doesn’t love a good “SCANDAL”. However, when I heard about the creation of BET’s “Being Mary Jane” with Gabrielle Union and learned that she too would be playing a mistress I began to become concerned about the images these…

Iggy Azalea: White. Female. Rapper. So?

Don’t hate on Iggy Azalea simply because she is white. She is quickly becoming a household name and breaking records to boot. For over a year I have been looking for someone to give Nicki Minaj a run for her money simply because it bothers me that she is the only female rapper that the…