Rap is done. I love hip-hop, I love rap, but the thing it was supposed to do it doesn’t do anymore. It’s not doing the social work it’s supposed to do anymore.
Just stuff that generally outrages, amuses or delights me on a regular basis. Oh, I'm a photographer too.
NPR’s Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.
Rev. Willis Johnson, the pastor of Wellspring Church, hosted a community conversation Thursday night that drew about 200 people to the church. In welcoming the audience, Johnson acknowledged he’s “gone from feeling hurt, to wanting to hurt,” but he said he hoped the event would be a step to healing a “community in trauma.”
Photo credit: Whitney Curtis for NPR
Let the church say “Amen”.
Now let me start out by saying that as a pretty progressive, liberal woman I’ve never felt the need to call myself a feminist. I’m for equality PERIOD. At the same time I don’t knock anybody else for embracing the term. I have to wonder though if pop stars like Beyonce are just using feminism as a buzzword to sell records without actually doing anything of note. We barley hear anything from her lips that isn’t carefully crafted. Beyonce is a talented woman no doubt, but is Beyonce the best feminism can do? What has she done on the ground that doesn’t involve pelvic thrusting?
Crowded in living rooms across America sit women of great talent, ambition, maturity and independence. They are real adults with careers and depth of experience, yet we are determined to infantilize all of them as well as the soon-to-be mother. Instead of reflecting on the gravity of this new stage of life, we put candy in diapers, wear balloons under our shirts, and make collages featuring celebrity babies.
This happens in 2014
O’Ryan’s take: “Im sure this letter is filled with reasoned, thoughtful opinions about race in the US and what role the media plays.”
Also, should point out that this letter is typewritten.