The JOY Is Mine: We Need This Brandy Monica Verzuz

Ever since the release of “The Boy Is Mine” on May 19,1998, we have established our allegiances to one of the two vocalists. The acrimonious duet, wherein two acquaintances discover they are vying for the affection of the same gentleman, firmly and indelibly cemented the two young artists within the cultural consciousness of an entire generation. For many of us, this Verzuz is a culmination of a 22 year battle between two formidable R&B divas. We have waited for this moment. Whether you are sittin’ up in your room having…

Flewed Out: For Colored Girls Who Twerk in the Light When Gentrifications Shadows Try Hiding Them

Ok So Boom… I got to rant real quick. I constantly pay attention to instances of how whiteness is often rewarded and celebrated and even exalted when existing in black spaces. I recently watched a video posted on shaderoom of a White (or non-black) girl twerking. First, I’ll give her her credit she was good. By good i mean she wasn’t bad- I don’t mean she was the greatest twerker of all times (Flewed Out)… hell or even top 5. Basically she was a B Level twerker or the equivalent…