If You Love J. Cole, KOD Is Dope. If You Don’t Love J. Cole, KOD Is Trash. Water Is Still Wet

It’s no secret that Jermaine “J. Cole” Cole is one of the most polarizing artists in hip-hop. Possibly ever. He’s got a legion of fans who believe that Light-Skinned Jermaine is the second coming of rap Jesus, and that his super-relatable persona, plus his above-average lyrical content, makes him one of this…

Hillary Clinton Told Campaign Aides That She Was Tired of Hearing About How ‘Nobody Likes’ Her: Report

Hillary Clinton was aware that she was having trouble connecting with voters. One of the biggest concerns was that Clinton just wasn’t a likable candidate. But according to a new book, around July 2016, right as President Donald Trump became the Republican nominee, Clinton stopped caring that people didn’t like her.

Trump Proves He’s the Kenya Moore of The Real Housewives of the White House, Won’t Attend Barbara Bush’s Funeral 

President Donald Trump would probably have brought a wand to former first lady Barbara Bush’s funeral services and instructed the Bush boys to twirl. So since he knows that his petty has reached Kenya Moore levels, he’s gracefully decided not to join first lady Melania Trump at Bush’s funeral in order to “avoid…

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Real Talk From Terry Crews on Misogyny: ‘There’s a Humanity Issue Here’

Actor and comedian Terry Crews, the most visible male member of the #MeToo movement, shared some very real talk at last week’s Women in the World Summit 2018 in New York City. Speaking on toxic masculinity, Crews declared that “masculinity can be a cult.” He went on to stunningly compare misogyny to chattel slavery,…

200 Words About the Ain’t-Shit Cops Who Were Called on the Black Men at Starbucks

“This is some bullshit” are the four words you’d hope a crowd of police officers—people with actual crime to fight or maybe just actual boxes of doughnuts to eat—would say when called to question and arrest two men whose only apparent crimes occurred when the Starbucks manager decided they were criminals. She…

Good Vibrations: Solange Writes About Jamaica, Grace Jones and Her New Album

It’s a marvel to grow up alongside an artist, and even more wonderful to see the ways in which she or he continues to evolve and shape—and be shaped by—the world in turn. Solange is very much one of those artists for me: a woman whose journey has been far from predictable, whose gifts are a source of continual delight…