8 Celebrities Who are Down to Ride & 8 Celebrities Who Ain’t

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This has been a rough week. It literally feels like there’s a war going on. And maybe there is. With back to back police involved shootings, and now the chaos in Dallas, tensions are extremely high. And celebrities, who are usually relatively quiet about current events, are speaking out, and like many of us, they’re pissed. Some of them, on the other hand, aren’t so pissed, and rather be drinking Ciroc on a beach, but either way, I’ve compiled a list. Click below.

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9 Questions I Have After Last Night’s BET Awards

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It’s that time of year of again-time to recap the BET Awards, that is. Last night, our friends over at Black Entertainment Television delivered yet another captivating award show that we’ll remember for years to come. From amazing Prince tributes, to some not so amazing performances, the BET Awards, like always, if nothing else, gave us something to talk about. After watching, I have 9 pressing questions that I need answered.

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My Critique of bell hooks’ Critique of Beyonce’s “Lemonade”

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bell hooks wants Beyonce’s Lemonade to bring male domination and the exploitation of the Black woman to an end.

She wants Beyonce, (and her Lemonade) to unilaterally liberate Black women and ALL women, for that matter from a looming patriarchal society that just won’t seem to cut us loose. If anyone can do it, it’s Beyonce. Right?

Wrong.

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Sour Lemons-How Black Girls Sweeten Our #Lemonade

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When’s the first time you had lemonade? Not the artificial kind-but fresh squeezed, down home, hand-crafted, made with love lemonade? Wasn’t it refreshing? Wasn’t it like nothing you’ve ever tasted before? Didn’t you wonder how that person had managed to add just the right amount of sugar, the perfect amount of lemon juice? Didn’t it make you happy? And isn’t it strange how something so sweet and invigorating could be the product of something so pungent and bitter? Isn’t it crazy how things come together so beautifully when we let them?

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For Colored Girls Who Considered Hot Sauce When Seasoning Just Wasn’t Enough: Beyonce’s Formation & the Tragic Response

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“It makes me proud. That’s what I wanted. I wanted people to feel proud-to have love for themselves”, Beyonce said with a smile, surrounded by bodyguards as she prepared for her halftime performance.

Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter, the biggest star on the planet wanted people to have love for themselves, to be proud of who they were. When you really think about it, it’s one of the noblest things an artist can do-encourage self-love. While this wouldn’t be a problem if Bey’s target audience were white teenage girls battling self-esteem issues, the “people” Beyonce wrote about in her songs were Black, and they were women. For some factions of white America, THAT posed a problem.

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10 Celebs I Like More After Social Media, 8 Celebs I Like Less, & 6 I Wish I Didn’t Follow

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We all have our favorite celebrities. Some we like more than others. But let’s be honest, social media has really changed the way we look at some of our faves. Social media has allowed us to really get inside famous people’s heads…and sometimes, to be quite frank, I wish we didn’t have this kind of access.

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Jay Z Is Selling $760 Champagne…Want Some?

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You know what? I really gotta give it to Mr. Carter. His entrepreneurial spirit will never falter. It’s like, every month, he has a new business venture. Even after the TIDAL backlash, Jay is pushing forward, and still out here trying to get these coins. His latest venture? An all-pinot Armand de Brignac “Ace of Spades” Champagne that’s going for $760 a pop.

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