Valerie June, 2013 (photo by Clément Caron)

A Playlist for a Feminist Future: The Road Trip

Hop in the car and turn the stereo up loud. From Little Rock, Arkansas to Charleston, South Carolina to New Orleans, we are road-tripping across the southeast to check out some of our favorite feminist musicians while checking out the local sites. This bluesy-punk playlist has soul and twang. You can also listen to these … [Read more…]

For Those at a Loss: We Have Work to Do

Community Forum on Black America, Minneapolis, 2016 (photo by Tony Webster)

Anthony Kennedy’s retirement doesn’t change much of the Supreme Court’s actual decision calculus, considering that Kennedy voted with the conservative portion of the court in thirteen 5-4 decisions in this term alone. The panic people are feeling about Kennedy’s retirement is, I feel, the removal of a safety valve that liberals thought existed on the … [Read more…]

A Playlist for a Feminist Future: Bastille Day!

Sandra Nkaké  (photo by Thesupermat)

Today’s playlist celebrates Bastille Day, a worldwide holiday commemorating the explosive storming of the military fortress, Bastille Saint-Antoine, in Paris on July 14, 1789. This act of rebellion sparked a revolution that ended absolute monarchy in France and left a chaotic political and cultural landscape that created opportunities for some of the country’s poorest citizens … [Read more…]

Lindsey Shante on Pushi, Praying, and Living on the Dark, Southern Edge

All photos courtesy of @girlnottoday

  If you know anything about Birmingham, Alabama-based electronic artist Lindsey Shante, you know that she’s always in motion and constantly creating. For her new project, Pushi, she has written and produced a deeply personal song about loss and hope. To celebrate its release, she answered a few questions about her life and her music, and she … [Read more…]