Saturday, December 16, 2017


Erykah Badu: Are We Protecting Our Black Girls?

Tweet (ThySistas.com) On April 11, 2016, news broke concerning Henderson High School in New Zealand principal Cherith Telford requested female students where knee-level skirts to “keep our girls safe, stop boys from getting ideas and create a good work environment for male staff”. Principle Cherith Telford went on to say “I make no apology for […]

If You’re Offended By Rihanna’s Nudity You’re Missing The Point.

April 25, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThySistas.com) Society responds favourably to the Dollys who conform to gender role expectations, but not so much to the Rihannas. Earlier this year, Rihanna dropped her eighth studio album ANTI — she is currently on world tour whilst unleashing videos back to back, leaving society to go bonkers over the perpetual nudity showcased in […]

Anti-Pop Superstar: How Singer Rihanna Became A Legacy Act At 28.

April 16, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThySistas.com) Rihanna was once the world’s preeminent pop star. And yes, I use past tense. Despite having her hit “Work” firmly ensconced at number one for the past two months, a stat that ties her with the Beatles as second only to Mariah Carey for most weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Rihanna […]

7 Empowering Anthems Made by Women in Hip Hop.

March 30, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThySistas.com) With Women’s History Month quickly coming to an end, I feel it is necessary to share a few powerful messages delivered by black women to black women as well as to our communities in hip hop. I truly feel we’ve been rocked to sleep by women entertainers singing and rapping about nothingness that […]

Nina Simone and the Great Casting Tragedy.

March 14, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThySistas.com) Nina Simone was an amazing woman. She sang from the heart, and she did not care what people thought about her. She was a star and a martyr all at the same time. Her music moved us, her power intrigued us and her talent uplifted us. She was more than a singer. She […]

Writing the Blues or Lady Writes the Blues.

March 12, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThySistas.com) The list of over 360 artists who have recorded a Rose Marie McCoy song includes some of the biggest names in the business: Nat “King” Cole, Sarah Vaughan, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ike & Tina Turner, Shirley Caesar and many other legendary artists. I don’t know of any other songwriter with […]

Outrage Over Nina Simone Biopic Has Nothing To Do With Zoe Saldana.

March 9, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThySistas.com) Yes, this movie is really being made. The Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana was more or less forgotten after behind the scenes stills were released in 2013 of Saldana on set portraying the iconic musician in a bad kinky wig, caked-on dark makeup and a cartoonish prosthetic nose. The uproar against Saldana […]

Bitch” Will Always be an Insult.

Tweet (ThySistas.com) Receiving negativity from others is difficult to deal with. Being the object of constant ridicule can have a devastating effect on one’s self image and that of generations to follow. The situation shifts from outside attacks to self-inflicted harm rather quickly. As black women we must ask ourselves if we are willing to remain […]

Black Power; Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, etc.

February 23, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThySistas.com) This year is shaping up to be a dynamic year for people of color. In 2016 thus far, not only are we seeing more folks in the black community support each other, we are seeing the propelling of black consciousness to the forefronts of mainstream media. From Beyoncé’s “Formation” video and Super Bowl […]

Fox “Empire”; Why Sistas Love Cookie.

November 20, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThySistas.com) I took the time to watch season one of Empire. I admit  I had some reservations about the show regarding black image, and stereotypes. However, I did not want to speak against something I’ve never seen, or having only watched one or two episodes.  The  writers  definitely understand drama, and the music is […]

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