June 28, 2011

Grooves, Real Talk

Beyonce & The F-Word

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Yes, Beyonce is fly, fierce, fabulous and famous, but is she a feminist? Last night on Piers Morgan Tonight, Beyonce chatted with the CNN talk show host about her new album, motherhood, marriage, turning 30 and being a diva. Wearing a lovely tangerine shift dress Beyonce did not utter the F-word, but she did edge close when she stated, “It is my job to empower women.” Hmmph, sounds a bit like feminist rhetoric to Read more…

June 20, 2011

Best Of, Lifestyle

Thanks to Daddy, I’m Every Woman!

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This Father’s Day was my fourth without my dad and to use Oprah’s phrase– What I know for sure– is that Daddy’s Girls never get over the loss of our fathers. I am always so full on Father’s Day. Not sad like that first Father’s Day when I decided to buy flowers to place on my dad’s gravesite. The woman behind the counter was busy helping one woman with her arrangement. She looked up Read more…

June 16, 2011

Real Talk

Fashion Industry’s Problem With Black Girls

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UPDATE (06.21.11): Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief, Franca Sozzani, responds to recent claims that the Fashion Industry is racist. The title of her post, which was published yesterday, “Why It Is So Hard To Scout For Black Models?” never really gets answered. Instead Sozzani minimizes the allegations of racism by saying that the media has an unfortunate need to be controversial: “I feel sorry for being a journalist. I do understand that few of us do this Read more…

June 15, 2011

Grooves

Blue Note Jazz Festival Puts Ladies First

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Seeing the line-up for the first ever Blue Note Jazz Festival totally blew my wig back. It features a Who’s Who list of artists that have been instrumental in making the jazz club legendary. The Blue Note has been home to not just jazz phenoms, but also to young artists that span soul, hiphop, funk and rock, so it’s no surprise that the festival features a fantastic range of talent. What is so delightfully surprising Read more…

June 11, 2011

Art

Kara Walker’s Dust Jackets for the Niggerati

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theHotness presents…

An Art Walk & Talk

for

KARA WALKER’S

Dust Jackets for the Niggerati–and Supporting Dissertations,
Drawings Submitted Ruefully by Dr. Kara E. Walker

hosted by

Nicole Moore
Founder & Editor, theHotness.com

&

Dexter Wimberly
Director of Communications, Museum for African Art

When:

TODAY – Saturday, June 11, 2011
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

530 West 22nd St., NYC

* Afterwards we will continue the conversation over drinks *
@ The Read more…

June 7, 2011

Grooves, Videos

Rihanna’s “Man Down”

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Reading actress Gabrielle Union’s tweets this morning about her attempt to kill her rapist at the tender age of 19 bought Rihanna’s video for “Man Down” right back to center and in living color for me. Please don’t let the beautiful rural Jamaican backdrop, pulsating beats, or Riri’s rude gyal rumpapapums fool ya, “Man Down” is about rape and more specifically, the very real and possible psychological fallout from such a crime. Rihanna, I feel, Read more…