How Beyoncé taught me about the Igbo Landing

By Andile Mngxitama There is a consensus amongst those who are close to me, it is said that I don’t like music. Truth is, good music upsets me and I don’t like being upset, so I generally stay away from such. Perhaps the only real musician I cared to pay close attention to was the …

Moving beyond pain

By bell hooks Fresh lemonade is my drink of choice. In my small Kentucky town, beautiful black, brown, and white girls set up their lemonade stands and practice the art of money making—it’s business.  As a grown black woman who believes in the manifesto “Girl, get your money straight” my first response to Beyoncé’s visual …