Hidden Figures: The Movie Trumps America Needs to See

A spotlight on the three black women who did the math that put Americans in space, Hidden Figures tackles race, equity, opportunity, and acceptance in eerily resonant ways. “> Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson are three women whose names everyone should know. The three African-American NASA mathematicians were instrumental in sending John Glenn into space. But, […]

Tomi Lahren Is Terrible. Period.

The Daily Shows Trevor Noah and radio host Charlamagne Tha God have been fooled. Dont follow their lead. “> On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump was named Times Person of the Year, a title that has previously been awarded to Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. And in late November, Trump supporter Tomi Lahren joined past punching […]

Beyonc Slays the VMAs with Women-Empowering Lemonade Medley. Beckys Beware.

Beyoncs astonishing performance at the VMAs confirmed her as the most exciting pop artist in the world right now, and put the Britneysand Beckysin their place. “> Earlier this year, the reigning queen of pop music and also the world raised the awards show performance bar at the 15th annual BET Awards. From the excerpt of […]

The Hacking of Leslie Jones Exposes Misogynoir at Its Worst

The harassment and hatred the Ghostbusters star has endured all summer is emblematic of a certain kind of misogyny: that directed specifically against black women in pop culture. “> Leslie Joness attackers are proving disturbingly persistent. While Paul Feigs Ghostbusters reboot triggered a hate campaign for having a largely female cast, Jones in particular provoked […]

VMAs Snub Taylor Swift, Get in Formation With Beyoncand Vindicate Kanye Wests 2009 Outburst

Seven years ago, Kanye West was ridiculed for pointing out that Beyonc deserved an award over Taylor Swift. My, how the tables have turned. “> Many people have categorized the 2016 presidential election as a referendum on the very soul of America. But I would argue that nothing has illustrated the eternal, nationwide battle between […]

Chlo Grace Moretz: The Scott Baio of Hillary Clintons DNC

The noted Kardashian haters primetime presence at the Democratic National Convention reflects Hillary Clintons feminist blind spot. “> Of course, Moretz is just one of the many soft-hitting celebrity speakers on the DNC lineup. While these stars are undoubtedly enthusiastic, some are more legitimate than others. For example, Lena Dunham has campaigned tirelessly on Hillarys […]