Toward A Pop Culture Womanism: A Call for Mobilization via the life sounds of Jenni Rivera, M.I.A and Beyoncé
COMMENTARY / CULTURE / CYBERCULTURE / FEMINISM / LADY POWER / MUSIC / SOCIAL JUSTICE

Toward A Pop Culture Womanism: A Call for Mobilization via the life sounds of Jenni Rivera, M.I.A and Beyoncé

First of all, before I begin my last post of 2013, I want to say thank you to all of our readers. We see big things popping off for NenaWorld in 2014- we are two years in the game, and we are just getting started. A luta continúa! To begin, one may ask, why is … Continue reading

Guest Post: A One-sided Discussion Regarding the Privilege of Male Performers in the Music Industry: starring Justin Bieber and R. Kelly
CAPITALISM / COMMENTARY / CULTURE / FEMINISM / MASS MEDIA / MUSIC

Guest Post: A One-sided Discussion Regarding the Privilege of Male Performers in the Music Industry: starring Justin Bieber and R. Kelly

By Michele Pierini Tommy Fischer, 19, finished high school last year by taking classes electronically over the Internet. Born to a single teen mother, Fischer has no plans for further education due to disinterest. He has had several legal troubles including traffic violations, alleged underage drinking, and even seizure of his pet monkey. Recently while … Continue reading

Letting
POETRY

Letting

Letting Apple trees sleep in the sand. Turquoise tidings greet my chest. Corn tortillas graze my fingers, hot on the iron surface. My black hair shines. In the city my feet pace street food. They call me gringa here. As I squint North to Mt. Rainier, they call me other things there. I forgive them in the … Continue reading

Why my Nigerian-American Parents Refused to See “Half A Yellow Sun”
COMMENTARY / CULTURE / FILM / IMMIGRATION / OPINION / Uncategorized

Why my Nigerian-American Parents Refused to See “Half A Yellow Sun”

Why my Nigerian-American Parents Refused to See “Half A Yellow Sun” Two years ago, I read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Half of A Yellow Sun.  I am a huge fan of Nigerian literature, especially Nigerian literature written to an audience that can draw parallels to their own visual and literal landscapes.  Of course, as a Black … Continue reading