This past weekend, "The Big Easy" was star-studded at the 2015 ESSENCE Music Festival. Hip-Hop, R&B, Jazz, Neo-Soul, and Gospel's finest all performed at New Orlean's Mercedes-Benz Superdome starting on Thursday, July 2 and ending on Sunday, July 5.
I just don't quite get what so many feminists and bloggers and all-purpose haters are so up in arms about. So Meghan says she isn't a feminist. Does a person have to be a feminist in order to write and sing about her perspective of body love?
Nested in the hills of the Hudson Valley, a group of men took the stage to talk about what it means to be a man. The conversation continued throughout the weekend and was the first time men were invited to the annual conference Women and Power.
Despite a strong introduction, the film quickly falls into a narrative that is hyper focused on rap music, yet fails to include in a meaningful way, other musical movements that were taking place simultaneously and contributed significantly to the rise of Atlanta rap.