Freedom Song: A Conversation About the State of Black Liberation Music

In the lyric pamphlet to Black Messiah, D'Angelo's third album after 14 years away from the spotlight, the soul-savant explains his reasoning behind its title and sudden release: "Some will jump to the conclusion that I am calling myself a Black Messiah," he begins. "For me the title is about all of us...It's about… » 3/25/15 4:34pm 3/25/15 4:34pm

Pussy Riot's Masha Alyokhina Arrested While Occupying Christmas Ball

Pussy Riot's Masha Alyokhina was one of 100 people detained after a protest in central Moscow Tuesday night. At the time of the arrest, Alyokhina was one of about 20 activists who were occupying a "giant Christmas ball" near the Red Square. Despite subzero temperatures, the activists spent most of the night in the… » 12/31/14 12:50pm 12/31/14 12:50pm

#WhiteManMarchProtestSigns Is Trending And It Is Hilarious!

If you didn't know already, the White Man March is happening today. And it's happening WORLDWIDE. Or at least that's the hope of Kyle Hunt who has organized the event to draw attention to the fact that diversity is genocide and that claiming to be anti-racist is a euphemism for being anti-white. Okay! » 3/15/14 1:30pm 3/15/14 1:30pm

Pussy Riot Members Detained and Released in Sochi Hotel 'Theft' Case

About three hours after Nadezhda Tolokonnikov said she and bandmate Maria Alyokhina were arrested in Sochi, the duo along with three others with whom they were arrested were released from police custody, donning their balaclavas and chanting an anti-Putin song as they walked out of the station. » 2/18/14 10:20am 2/18/14 10:20am

Pussy Rioter Opts Out of ‘Absurd’ Parole Hearing, Starts Hunger Strike

Ready for a trip to the frightening Twilight Zone episode that is Russian punk band Pussy Riot’s continued incarceration? After being refused permission to appear at her own parole hearing and subsequently forbidding her lawyers to further represent her during the hearing, Maria Alyokhina, one of the band’s two… » 5/22/13 9:45pm 5/22/13 9:45pm

Bare Breasts Fail to Stir the Pope’s Cold, Lifeless Heart

Women go topless to protest the Vatican's opposition to gay marriage in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Police quickly took the women away, and the Pope appeared not to have been disturbed as he delivered his traditional prayer from his studio window overlooking the piazza. On their bare… » 1/13/13 12:30pm 1/13/13 12:30pm

Sheriff Criticized in Steubenville Rape Investigation Tells Reporters…

In the face of increasing national scrutiny (and the dogged pursuit of Anonymous' internet vigilantes), Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla of Steubenville rape investigation infamy took the stage Saturday and boldly chided booing protesters for jumping to conclusions about the way he handled the investigation. He… » 1/06/13 12:00pm 1/06/13 12:00pm

Miserable Troll Ann Coulter Forced to Cancel Speaking Engagement…

It was, apparently, the "retard" heard round the world. After sending a terribly stupid, ill-advised Tweet congratulating Mitt Romney for going easy on "the retard" (the retard being the President — GOD ANN YOU ARE SO EDGY. ANY N-WORDS UNDER YOUR HAT?), people started to sour even more on Coulter's idiocy vanguard… » 10/26/12 12:20pm 10/26/12 12:20pm

Pittsburgh-Area High School Students Tweet About How Awful Their School…

Students at the Plum Borough School District in the Pittsburgh metro area are pissed that the price of their allegedly shitty school lunches has spiked to $2.50, and are taking full advantage of the Twitter mountaintop to yodel their displeasure in 140 characters or less. One student named Will tweeted Wednesday that… » 8/30/12 11:15pm 8/30/12 11:15pm

Two Members of Pussy Riot Have Slipped Out of Russia to Recruit New…

Two members of Pussy Riot have reportedly fled Russia and are seeking succor amongst feminists abroad, as well as possibly "recruiting foreign feminists to prepare new protest actions." Five women took part in the now-infamous impromptu church concert, but only three of the band's members (who join and perform with… » 8/26/12 11:45am 8/26/12 11:45am