#WCW — Solange

Last year's critically acclaimed visual album, Lemonade grabbed hold of every sister circle in earshot and refused to let them go. The celebration of love, scorn and redemption carefully woven together with poetry by Warsan Shire is Beyoncé's greatest non-human creation to date. As we coasted through our days screaming, "Don't hurtchoself!" and "I AINT SORRY!", … Continue reading #WCW — Solange

New Heirs to the Throne: Reflections of Postpartum Beyoncé

They are here, officially, and fabulous. And so is their mother. In the middle of the night (for us East Coast folk), Beyoncé hopped onto Instagram to make her first announcement of the arrival of her divine progeny to celebrate their first month of life. By the time I woke up, over six million people … Continue reading New Heirs to the Throne: Reflections of Postpartum Beyoncé

The Black Women Behind the Beauty and Brilliance of Black Panther

Author: Sherronda J. Brown We have Black women to thank for the amazing Afrofuturistic aesthetics seen in the Black Panther teaser trailer. Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler are two of the film industry's most promising creatives, working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that the world displayed on the screen is immersive, authentic, and … Continue reading The Black Women Behind the Beauty and Brilliance of Black Panther

13 GIFs Only Book Lovers Will Get

  Your book takes a disappointing turn Your childhood (music + books = everything) The Reading Rainbow Your favorite book becomes a movie Bookstore run "You have too many books," Me: Summers be like Me: "Reading any good books?" Them: "I don't read" Me: Searching for a quiet place to read Why didn't you use a "Spoiler … Continue reading 13 GIFs Only Book Lovers Will Get

Brown Girls Book Club

This summer Brown Girls Out Loud is hosting a Summer Reading, Book Club for Patrons only! Our first book was chosen by our subscribers: Zora Neale Hurston: Their Eyes Were Watching God. A novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston, wrote four novels and more than 50 short stories, plays, and essays. … Continue reading Brown Girls Book Club

Brown Girls Do Self Care: Sherronda’s Movie List

Author: Sherronda J. Brown My lovely sisterfriends asked me to write about films that bring me comfort in one way or another. You will quickly learn from this list that I mostly find comfort in the bizarre and the ominous, rather than the warm and fuzzy. I am undoubtedly revealing a lot about my own … Continue reading Brown Girls Do Self Care: Sherronda’s Movie List