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Beyoncé class in session at Rutgers University

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:02 am May 29, 2014 Students at Rutgers University are now earning college credit while studying Beyoncé. The course, “Feminist Perspectives: Politicizing Beyoncé,” is available to students for the summer semester. The class is part of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies curriculum. 

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Beyoncé graces cover of Out magazine, talks sexual freedom

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:24 pm April 8, 2014 Beyoncé will be featured on the cover of Out magazine’s annual May Power Issue (on newsstands April 22). The singer/actress, who released her surprise self-titled video album late last year, is seen as “the perfect representation of what it means to be powerful” by the magazine’s curators. 

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Rutgers University offers feminism class on Beyoncé

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:29 pm January 30, 2014 Rutgers University will now offer a course on Beyoncé in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.  The class, “Feminist Perspectives: Politicizing Beyoncé,” is being offered during the Spring semester at the college. 

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Guest Post: “An Open Letter to Nelly”

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:19 pm November 14, 2013 Dear Nelly, At the urging of others, I am taking a hesitant trip down memory lane. I was a 19 year old junior and president of the feminist group at Spelman College when you decided to hold a bone marrow registration drive on our campus on behalf […]

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Morehouse College Launches LGBT Course

Morehouse College has announced it will offer a course on LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) culture and politics. The course will be the first of its kind at Morehouse.

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Meet Sosan Firooz, Afghanistan’s First Female Rapper

The popularity of Hip Hop music and culture is steadily increasing throughout her homeland, but Firooz is truly the first of her kind. Her work speaks to the repression of women, war, and childhood trauma she experienced as a refugee in Iran. Much respect to this courageous young woman.

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On The Front-line With The Gender-Conscious Black Male

By Keantre Malone 2:00 pm September 11, 2012 This one tells the story of the gender-conscious black male. Nothing is special about these individuals, but the universal disregard for womyn ensures problems in recognition. The people that we showcase, that we respect or esteem at high levels, reflect our understanding of society. What makes us […]

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On the Job While You Chill: The Profit of Oppresion

By Keantre Malone 11:59 am November 17, 2011 Let’s talk about empathy. Why? Because intersectionality–this concept that all isms have the same perpetrator and depend upon each other to oppress various groups/identities–never struck me hard until i thought critically about this erroneous course in sexuality I’m taking. Granted, I disagree with most of my professor’s […]

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Sex Over Consciousness?

By Keantre Malone 11:59 am July 14, 2011   So now we in the hotel Mirrors on the ceilin’ She say she wanna blow L’s I hear her and I’m willin’ But everytime I smoke well a nigga mind gone So that every word I spoke well I’m tryin’ to put her on But she […]

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