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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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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Will Smith & Jay Z Come Together to Share the Story of Emmett Till

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Entertainment moguls Jay Z and Will Smith are working on something big, and it’s gonna be pretty epic. The two hip hop legends are coming together as producers for a new HBO mini-series that tells the story of Emmett Till, a Mississippi teenager who was brutally murdered in 1955 after being accused of flirting with a white woman.

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Apparently Taylor Swift is a Hero for Doing the Exact Thing That Jay-Z Did But Got Dragged For?

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So…let me get this straight. Taylor Swift writes an open letter to Apple, and VOILA! She’s a national hero. But essentially, Jay-Z did the same thing with his streaming service TIDAL, and everybody has a problem with it. For why?

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Sony Is About Those Coins, So They’re Gonna Pull Beyonce’s Music From Tidal

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Le sigh. I hate that this is happening. I’ve been rooting for Tidal all the way, but this ship is sinking fast, and Jay and Bey are all out of life preservers.

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Jay & Bey Have Donated Lots of Money to Protestors Says Longtime Friend Dream Hampton

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Well they won’t say it, but their friend sure will! It looks like Ms. hampton (she spells her name in lower case letters) has had enough you all dragging her good friends’ name through the mud, and she took to Twitter to let everybody know how she feels.

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Beyonce Attends Hillary Clinton Fundraiser Along With a Few Other Celebs

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So it looks like Hillary’s got 2016 in the bag. Beyonce is behind her, therefore the Beyhive will be blowing up the voting booths next year. My prediction is Hill will win by a landslide.

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