James Mercer Langston Hughes, simply known to us as Langston Hughes, was only 65 years old when he died of complications from prostate cancer on May 22, 1967. That was 50 years ago today. The Joplin, Missouri born-raised in Lawrence, Kansas native, years before his death, was a defining figure of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. It was a magical decade in which an explosion … Continue reading In Loving Memory of Langston Hughes, Who Passed Away 50 Years Today
*featured image courtesy of the artist runs this Tumblr page. Check out more of her work here: http://arkosicart.tumblr.com/ by Shae March 8, 2017, is International Women’s Day, as well as #DayWithoutAWoman, the latter commissioned by the same team that inspired us to walk in the Women’s March. For #DayWithoutAWoman, there are a few ways to go about supporting the 24 hours in which there is … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2017 Playlist: Jams For A Feminist AF Jamboree
by Shae From spring 2016, it appeared that the one-time king (or queen) of solely ratchet YouTube videos, Funky Dineva, had switched gears and found his inner relationship guru to share with his thousands of viewers. Dineva was known for being wigged out and in bright lipstick while giving commentary on celebrity gossip and boorish shenanigans. His days as the white-blond Miss Ross was a lift … Continue reading The Death of Romance: Stay At Home And Give Up The Fairy Tale? What’s A Girl To Do?