The Electric Lady

by Shane Thomas I’ve written before about Janelle Monae. Writers such as Emily J. Lordi and Trudy from Gradient Lair have  reviewed Monae’s sophomore album, The Electric Lady, at length. My review will go through the record track by track, and see if it justifies its warm critical reception: 1) Suite IV: Electric Overture This… Read More

#EightWomen – Biographies

134 Notable Women of Colour, all successful in their fields, all have made a difference – but who would you vote has changed the U.K? The 2013 #EightWomen were revealed at the Media Diversified launch event in November 2013. See the results here Twitter hashtag: #EightWomen Direct link to poll here    A selection of… Read More

Photo Gallery: #BlackIsBeautiful

Alice Walker’s Definition of a “Womanist” from In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose. WOMANIST 1. From womanish.  (Opp. of “girlish,” i.e. frivolous, irresponsible, not serious.) A black feminist or feminist of color.  From the black folk expression of mothers to female children, “you acting womanish,” i.e., like a woman.  Usually referring to outrageous,… Read More