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

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

Why Do People of Color Get Accused of ‘Looting’, While White Folks Simply ‘Borrow’
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Why Do People of Color Get Accused of ‘Looting’, While White Folks Simply ‘Borrow’

…… during times of severe national crisis? (trigger warning: photos of natural disaster) Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, 2005 “We looted a store because we had no food and we had to do something,” Wood told AFP outside their French Quarter hotel while waiting for a ride to nearby Baton Rouge.” “Post-Katrina Looters: The Hungry, The … Continue reading

“The Butler” versus Black August: Liberal Tunnel Vision of Historical Radical Traditions
COMMENTARY

“The Butler” versus Black August: Liberal Tunnel Vision of Historical Radical Traditions

As of late, it seems as though the media at large has tried to desensitize the violence and realities of the Civil Rights movement by eliminating genealogies of the Black Liberation Movement in the United States. From Bill O’ Reilly and Don Lemon tag- teaming on “Black Respectability” politics, to NPR’s attempts to get the … Continue reading

Free Chelsea Manning
COMMENTARY

Free Chelsea Manning

“I understand that my actions violated the law. I regret that my actions hurt or harmed the US. It was never my intent to hurt anyone. I only wanted to help people.”  I remember the first time I saw the US Apache video in the Iraq War, leaked thanks to whistle blower Chelsea Manning. For 30 minutes, … Continue reading