Walter Brasch: To understand Donald Trump, who may be the greatest political philosopher in recorded history, is as critical to understanding America’s future as it is to understanding the motivations and philosophies of the creature from the black lagoon.
David Love: One Tennessee sheriff even blamed Beyoncé for a shooting outside his home and the deaths of seven law enforcers. Cops Afraid of Beyonce
Janaya Khan: What happened in the treatment of Beyonce and Kendrick is a microcosm of how Black women are treated in the movement as a whole. Critiquing and coming for Black women under the pretense of ‘holding her accountable’ or ‘checking her’ is framed as necessary, but when it is a Black man being critiqued, or gender dynamics being challenged, it is being divisive. Dissing the Sisters
Rev. Irene Monroe: Using footage from the 2013 New Orleans documentary That B.E.A.T as its backdrop, “Formation” is both a personal and political statement about repression and a celebration of black life in America. New Orleans Queer Culture
The propaganda that is being cranked out attempts to change the the social reality on the ground for people of color and poor people as it relates to law enforcement in this country. Police Officers Coalition Supports Beyonce
Larry Wines: Answer to a film about head injuries caused by football? Better to book some pop music people to gyrate their tushes. And get a winning quarterback to say he’s going to go thank God and drink lots of Budweiser. Lady Gaga
David A. Love: Did you ever think you’d see so much blackness, or so many Black Panthers in Afros at a halftime show?