I Took Rutgers' Beyoncé Course: A Master Class in Pop & Black Feminism

On the first day of “Politicizing Beyoncé,” a Spring semester course at Rutgers, 32 young women and men sat in their desks, texting behind a Coach bag or catching up on Vlad TV’s rap posts on a laptop. It was February. I was dressed in jeans, Converse, and a giant sweatshirt, going for undergraduate realness, and here… » 7/07/15 12:22pm Today 12:22pm

Would You Smash?: Aunties Reveal Who'd Get The Panties At Essence Fest

Essence Music Festival in New Orleans is a destination for women of color on Fourth of July weekend. This year, headliners included Frankie Beverly and Maze as well as Charlie Wilson. Both are the hotties of their generation. Jezebel investigated which vintage bae still riles up their fans and asked the black auntie… » 7/05/15 2:30pm Sunday 2:30pm

Director Liz Garbus on Nina Simone's Life, Legacy & Lauryn Hill

What Happened, Miss Simone?, which premieres on Netflix this Friday, is a masterpiece. Directed by Oscar-nominated documentarian Liz Garbus, whose storytelling skills are uniquely sensitive to the complicated tales of women and men grappling with fame and internal demons, it presents Nina Simone unlike we’ve ever seen… » 6/25/15 2:30pm 6/25/15 2:30pm

There Is Still Only a 50 Percent Chance Kim and Kanye Will Have a Boy

Now that Kim and Kanye have confirmed that they’re pregnant—well, she’s pregnant, but if anyone’s going to use the “we” it’s Kanye, am I right?—sources have been coming out in droves to let media outlets know the sex of the Wests’ upcoming collaboration before it drops. Allegedly, the new baby is a boy. » 6/10/15 1:20pm 6/10/15 1:20pm

Poll: How Many Fertilized Eggs Are Inside Kim Kardashian Right Now?

On Sunday Kim Kardashian revealed her pregnancy in the promo for next week’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians. But that’s not the end of the story! Rumors are currently circulating that Kardashian has not one, but two buns in the oven, and that she withheld the news out of respect for Caitlyn Jenner and her big… » 6/03/15 10:10am 6/03/15 10:10am

Musician Arca Banned Because Instagram Can't Handle Anatomical Vaginas

Arca, the experimental Venezuelan producer who’s worked with Kanye West, Björk, and FKA twigs, was permanently banned from Instagram yesterday for the artwork relating to a new single, “Vanity.” The art, created by frequent Arca and twigs collaborator Jesse Kanda, depicts a melting cyborg-looking person with a fairly… » 6/01/15 9:40pm 6/01/15 9:40pm