Author Archives: Vanessa Douglas

A Tribe Called Quest Down for Their Documentary

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Victoria’s Not-So-Secret Scandal

Victoria’s Secret is one of the most famous lingerie brands in the world. With faces such as Tyra Banks, Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima, Heidi Klum, and Alessandra Ambrosio, the company has been able to market lingerie and undergarments to all … Continue reading

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Lil’ B: “I’m Gay”

The hip hop and rap communities are not very renowned for laying out welcome mats for the LGBTQ crew. Rapper Lil’ B, however, has decided to go against the grain, and has titled his new album I’m Gay, which he announce at … Continue reading

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Tyler Perry vs. Spike Lee: The On-Going Battle Over “Black” Cinema

Malcolm X. Do the Right Thing. He Got Game. The 25th Hour. What does these films all have in common? Spike Lee. The Brooklyn-based director is famous for making films that comment on issue such as race, gender, poverty, crime, … Continue reading

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Kimora Lee Simmons’ Misquoting Debacle

Kimora Lee Simmons, model, designer, mother, etc., has been in many controversial situations, and her recent interview with PopEater is no different. The gossip website talked to Kimora about her 25 lb. weight loss, but apparently the things that she … Continue reading

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Kobe Bryant and the Anti-Gay Phenomenon

Even though we live in a world that is becoming more open-minded, we are still on the path to being more accepting. Every time individuals try to take a step forward, there are plenty more that are regressing, and, unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert and the “Buy and Cellulite” Trend

Stephen Colbert, political funny man, has a way of making the most preposterous things sound humorous. Whether it is politics or pop culture, Colbert gets his point across, and does so with unforgettable flair. The satirist was able to demonstrate his comedic … Continue reading

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“Saturday With Jenna”: An Identity Crisis?

In many societies, it is typical to categorize children into specific gender roles. From birth, one is either a boy or a girl, and anything in between is usually seen as abnormal. This is exactly the case over a recent … Continue reading

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Ashley Judd vs. Talib Kweli: The Question of Hip Hop Politics

Individuals around the globe, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background, are familiar with hip hop music. Like many other musical genres, hip hop is a complex world that has bred a very distinct culture, and has influenced other musical … Continue reading

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Scarlett Johansson Stands with Planned Parenthood

It is no secret that the House of Representatives has recently voted to stop funding Planned Parenthood, the international organization that provides, among many things, sexual/reproductive education and affordable health care. This has been a controversial issue for the past … Continue reading

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