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May 2, 2016

White Commentary on 'Lemonade': No One Asked Us

Beyonce Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Don't get me wrong, white people are allowed to have opinions and share them, but to attempt to interpret a film and album that was made for and meant to empower black women simply does not make sense. We have to understand this: LEMONADE was not made for us. It's not about white people

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May 2, 2016

White Commentary on 'Lemonade': No One Asked Us

Beyonce Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Don't get me wrong, white people are allowed to have opinions and share them, but to attempt to interpret a film and album that was made for and meant to empower black women simply does not make sense. We have to understand this: LEMONADE was not made for us. It's not about white people

Misty Copeland On Why Having Her Own Barbie Matters

Athena Image
Diane Bondareff/Invision for Barbie

Aretha Franklin Performs Powerful Cover Of Prince's 'Purple Rain'

Athena Image
Pool via Getty Images

9 Signs Your Mom Is The Beyoncé Of Moms

Beyonce Instagram
Instagram/Beyonce

Top L.A. Sheriff’s Official Resigns Over Racist Emails

Lasd
LAPD

North Korean Captive Thinks Dennis Rodman Helped Get Him Released

Athena Image
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Malia Obama To Attend Harvard University

Malia Obama
Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

Please Stop Asking Where My Brown Kids Are From

Megan Dowd Lambert
Sean P. Lambert St. Marie

Most Epic Mic Drop. EVER.

Athena Image
Pool via Getty Images

Hundreds Of Dads Show Up To High-Five Students, Boost Morale Before Exams

Dad
Jackson Public Schools

Can African-American Ghost Hunters Do What All Others Have Failed At?

Ghost Brothers Ghost Brothers Haunted Houses Ghost Brothers And Spirits Destination America Ghosts Marcus Harvey Dalen Spratt Juwan Mass
Destination America

Detroit Public Schools Shut With Teachers In 'Sickout' Protest Over Pay

Athena Image
JGI/Jamie Grill via Getty Images

Racist Statements Lead Lawmakers To Reject John Wayne Day

Athena Image
Michael Ochs Archives via Getty Images

Larry Wilmore Drops The N-Word On National Television

Athena Image
Pool via Getty Images

Confederate Memorial In Louisville To Be Removed

Athena Image
ASSOCIATED PRESS

'I Don't See Color. I Just See People.'

Woman Blindfolded
Visage via Getty Images

Sandra Bland's Mother Gives Emotional Speech Urging Activists To 'Step Up'

Athena Image
Slaven Vlasic via Getty Images

Obama Pokes Fun At Bill De Blasio's 'CP Time' Joke

Feedrouted_global
Pool via Getty Images

Whitewashing Beyoncé, Or Any Black Woman, Will Never Be OK

Athena Image
Ezra Shaw via Getty Images

Helen Mirren Paid Tribute To Prince With A Purple Dress And A Fake Tattoo

Athena Image
Larry Busacca via Getty Images

Wait Until You See What Michelle Obama Wore To The WHCD

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NICHOLAS KAMM via Getty Images

Watch Larry Wilmore Make Everyone Nervous At The 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner

Athena Image
Bryan Bedder via Getty Images

Don Lemon Flips The Bird At Larry Wilmore

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Ilya S. Savenok via Getty Images

Here's What Obama Has To Say About Donald Trump

Athena Image
Pool via Getty Images

Obama's Still Trying To Convince People His Birth Certificate Is Real

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The 'Nightly Show' Schools Piers Morgan On 'Lemonade'

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How Black Girls Vote Is Getting Young Voters To The Poll

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Detroit All-Girls Team Wins Top Prize At Prestigious Chess Tournament

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Catherine Martinez via The Detroit News

Rodney King Shared A Profound Lesson From The LA Riots Just Before His Death

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Oklahoma Deputy Who Killed Eric Harris Found Guilty Of Manslaughter

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Ayesha Curry Doesn't Want Her Image Used To Shame Other Black Women

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We Need To Teach Kids Empathy, Says National Teacher Of The Year

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Lee Daniels Options Jesmyn Ward's Memoir 'Men We Reaped'

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Nicki Minaj Borrows Beyoncé's Hairstylist, And The Results Are Flawless

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Gabrielle Union Just Worked Her Magic On A Forever21 Skirt

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Every Adult Should Listen Carefully To This Teen's Speech On Rape Culture

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Brian McKnight Has 2 Pieces Of Advice For Anyone About To Get Married

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OWN

Dad And Toddler 'Compete' Over Mother's Day Responsibilities

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Man Indicted In Fatal Shooting Of Retired Saints Player Will Smith

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Judd Apatow Makes Bizarre Prince Penis Joke At Garry Shandling Tribute

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AP

National Teen Birth Rate Plummets To All-Time Low

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Monashee Alonso via Getty Images

Nick Gordon Opens Up About Bobbi Kristina’s Downward Spiral After Her Mother’s Death

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ASSOCIATED PRESS

Let This Feminist Punk Band Explain The Meaning Of Microagressions

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YouTube

Nick Gordon Addresses Claims That Whitney Houston And Daughter Bobbi Kristina Did Drugs Together

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Meet The Body Artist Behind Beyoncé's Visual Album

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Your 'Lemonade' Fan Fiction Is Here And It's Juicy As Hell

Athena Image
Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images

No, Women Voters Don't Want To Be 'Seduced'

Celebrities
D Dipasupil via Getty Images

Pedicure Tights Might Be The Strangest Trend Yet

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Belle Maison

Everyone Is About To Know Ezra Edelman's Name

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