Contributors: Demetria L. Lucas
Why Nicki Minaj’s ‘Stupid Hoe’ Vid Backfired on Her Image
Jan 26, 2012 | 42 Comments
Nicki Minaj

By now, I’m sure you, along with seven million other people, have seen Nicki Minaj’s latest video, “Stupid Hoe.” It’s the first track off Nickster’s anticipated—and recently pushed back—sophomore disc […]

When Is It OK To Lie To A Friend?
Jan 24, 2012

From UPTOWN–Some version of this question comes up almost daily on my Formspring feed where I mainly answer questions about dating/ relationships (16,000 questions answered and counting). There’s often a […]

Leave Lace Front Wigs Alone!
Jan 17, 2012 | 6 Comments

Recently I attended a ritzy awards show for a women’s organization. I was speaking to a friend about something or another when she suddenly grabbed my arm, cutting the conversation […]

Is 2012 the Year Hoes Stop Winning?
Jan 6, 2012 | 4 Comments
Drake Dollicia Bryan

Pause. I don’t refer to women as “hoes.” It’s crass, judgmental and rude, and too, it’s a term solely created to police women’s sexual experiences while men’s sexual adventures are […]

Ariana Proehl + Single Black Women
Dec 30, 2011 | 3 Comments
Ariana Proehl

It feels somehow wrong to write about Ariana Proehl. She’s the creator of a YouTube video calling for the “Death of the Tragic, Scientifically Less Attractive, Unmarriageable, Single Black Woman […]

The Purity Myth
Dec 15, 2011 | 1 Comment
The Purity Myth

From UPTOWN–Over the weekend, I stumbled across the trailer for “The Purity Myth,” a documentary (available on DVD) based on author Jessica Valenti’s 2009 book of the same title. For […]

The Female Bromance: Girl Crushes
Dec 5, 2011 | 6 Comments
Amber Rose

Every girl needs a girl crush. No, not the type that fills male sexual fantasies with two (or more) women romping around in their undies. The girl crush is more […]

T.I. on Ride or Die Chicks
Nov 30, 2011 | 2 Comments
TI Tiny

From VIBE–Surely you’ve heard by now that in the year-end issue of VIBE, T.I. finally addressed 50 Cent (and others) who believed his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle should have taken […]

The New “Real” Booty
Nov 28, 2011 | 10 Comments
Fix-a-Flat Booty Enhancement

I don’t usually go to the clubs. Not my thing. The last time I went a few months ago, the DJ was still shouting out ladies who had “real hair.” […]

Is Lil Kim Still Relevant?
Nov 25, 2011 | 7 Comments
Lil Kim Universal

From VIBE–Last week, Lil Kim hit up Kay Slay’s Streetsweeper Radio show on Shade 45 to throw another pebble in the ocean, this time going at Nicki Minaj — again— […]

The ‘Occupy All Streets’ Saga
Nov 16, 2011 | 4 Comments
vibevixen-occupy all streets jay-z

Last week, Jay-Z seemed like the latest rapper to take up the cause of the Occupy Wall Street movement. After Jay-Z and West wrapped up the second show in their […]

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