Justin Timberlake draws criticism for response to Jesse Williams’s BET Awards speech

In the most memorable moment of last night’s BET Awards, actor Jesse Williams delivered a speech highlighting systematic oppression toward the black community. Then Justin Timberlake put his foot in his mouth. The 34-year-old Greys Anatomy star accepted BETs humanitarian award for bringing issues like police brutality, appropriation, and the value of the black woman […]

Justin Timberlake Apologises After Being Slammed For Racially Insensitive Tweet

At the BET awards this weekend, Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams was awarded the Humanitarian Award. He made a powerful acceptance speech, dedicating his award to activists, civil rights attorneys, parents, teachers, and “the students that are realising that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do”. He […]

Justin Timberlake Dragged Over BET Awards Tweet: Stop Appropriating Our Music and Culture

The SexyBack singer complimented Jesse Williams poignant Black Lives Matter speech at the BET Awards. Then Black Twitter went after him. “> Williamss wide-ranging speech paid respect to the black women who have spent their lives nurturing everyone before themselveswe can and will do better for you; name-checked those whose lives were lost in the […]

Justin Timberlake on Jesse Williams’s BET speech wasn’t woke, just white

When Timberlake declared in response to Williamss barnstorming expose of white privilege that we are the same, he revealed his lack of understanding On Sunday night, the Greys Anatomy actor and social justice activist BET awards. His acceptance speech, in which he addressed centuries of systemic racism, cultural appropriation and exploitation, was clear, critical and […]

Nina Simone 10 of the best

From reimaginings of Scottish folk songs to self-penned civil rights anthems, Nina Simone spent a glorious career refusing to be pigeonholed 1. My Baby Just Cares for Me The deal Simone agreed with Bethlehem Records was shortsighted. She signed away the rights to all her early recordings in exchange for $3,000, which probably seemed like […]

The Radical Power Of American Single Women

“A very small percentage of those who are changing the marriage patterns are motivated by any kind of politicized or feminist mission,” she said. “Mostly it’s just that the pattern has fully changed and we don’t even think of these things.” For those of us who have remained unmarried into our late 20s and beyond, […]