Celebrities Are Not Activists, and Here’s Why

Lately, I’ve spent my precious free time reading HuffPost articles about the varying degrees of social consciousness from our favorite celebrities. Whilst perusing each article, I realized celebrities have a confusing relationship with social change. Either these people are considered beacons of social change or bigots fighting adamantly against any type of progressive action. Because the internet and other…

#FreeKesha

  Photo courtesy of eonline.com In 2014 it was revealed that Kesha Rose Sebert, more commonly known as pop artist Ke$ha, had been sexually abused by her music producer, Lukasz Gottwald or Dr. Luke, for nearly a decade when she filed a lawsuit against him asking to get out of her contract with him and…

Beyoncé: Artist and Activist

http://static.vibe.com/files/2016/02/beyonce-formation-halftime-640×639.png Through the duration of my Queen B infatuation, Beyoncé has never failed to impress me with her new music. Her latest song, Formation was no exception. The video is a political statement in itself and furthers her involvement in the nation’s social justice dialogue. As she becomes increasingly engaged in these discussions with each…

Pop Culture Thursday: Women at the Grammys

On Sunday night I tuned in to watch the Grammys. Unfortunately, I was misinformed of the time and missed half of it. By the time I turned it on I was just in time to catch P!nk’s performance of “Try”. Suspended from ropes high above the stage, she performed her song while doing acrobatic twirls…