I Don’t Get It. I Thought Lady Gaga’s “Perfect Illusion” Was Great

by S.L. Chambers I’m listening to “Perfect Illusion” for the second time. Again, I responded excitedly to the beginning bass and guitar riffs that captured anticipation, as if in the middle of a sandstorm, and vibrated like a tribute to 1980s rock. It is super polished in its production than its predecessors. The rock sound is not gritty, but still loud. By the chorus, Lady Gaga‘s … Continue reading I Don’t Get It. I Thought Lady Gaga’s “Perfect Illusion” Was Great

Alicia Keys’ No Makeup Movement: What It Means For The Rest Of Us

by C. Shardae Jobson In the category or hashtags for Beauty & Style in social media, we remain clicks away from the vortex of Instagram-inspired makeup selfies. (In) there you’ll observe heavy foundation, eyebrows penciled-in like curved Legos, and overlined lips. But per contra to these trends, piano talent Alicia Keys has publicly chosen to absolutely forgo wearing makeup. AKA participate in the #nomakeup movement/challenge. Keys is … Continue reading Alicia Keys’ No Makeup Movement: What It Means For The Rest Of Us

Why The Term “Multiracial” Triggers In The Black Community

by C. Shardae Jobson After reading the casting call for Kanye West’s season 4 Yeezy collection, set to premiere during New York Fashion Week this month, a pursed smile developed when I came across the word, or term, “multiracial.” And it was only because of the type of request it was embedded in: “MULTIRACIAL GIRLS ONLY.” Ooh boy, here we go. pic.twitter.com/o8sB124An3 — KANYE WEST … Continue reading Why The Term “Multiracial” Triggers In The Black Community