• Marquaysa Battle in Music

    6 Thoughts Every Hip-Hop Fan Has About Trump’s Beef with Snoop Dogg

    6 Thoughts Every Hip-Hop Fan Has About Trump’s Beef with Snoop Dogg

    President Donald Trump took to Twitter early this morning to slam rapper Snoop Dogg for his controversial new video that includes a scene of him shooting a clown dressed in a Trump costume with a toy gun. The video is for Snoop’s remix of the song “Lavender” by Canadian music group, BadBadNotGood. It’s a politically charged record that […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Love Hurts

    7 Signs Your ‘Woke Bae’ Is Actually A Fuckboy In Disguise

    7 Signs Your ‘Woke Bae’ Is Actually A Fuckboy In Disguise

    So you met a guy who is an actual, factual feminist. Like, he name drops “male privilege” on dates and says he “loves that Lena Dunham girl.” He even suggested you go see “Hidden Figures” together because he wants to support a film about strong women with *wink wink* a STRONG woman. And of course he […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Women's History Month

    Danielle Bregoli Cashes In On Her Attitude, But These Women Were Punished For It

    Danielle Bregoli Cashes In On Her Attitude, But These Women Were Punished For It

    I’m not hating on Cash Me Outside girl. I want every woman and girl to get her, um, cash. But still, there’s a problem here. For 13-year-old Danielle Bregoli, her now infamous, “Cash me outside. How bow dah?” line from Dr. Phil has garnered her a lot of attention. Her behavior is not entirely new, but […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Women's History Month

    Trump Blames Violence Against Women On Islam To Support His Muslim Ban

    Trump Blames Violence Against Women On Islam To Support His Muslim Ban

    It’s a question I’ve grown to ask on a daily basis: President, WYD? The Trump administration’s new Muslim ban uses violence against women in Islam as part of its supportive data. Section 11 of their document is described as: Sec. 11 (iii) information regarding the number and types of acts of gender-based violence against women, including so-called “honor […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Women's History Month

    Trans Women Of Color Are Being Killed In The US, Here’s What You Can Do About It

    Trans Women Of Color Are Being Killed In The US, Here’s What You Can Do About It

    Women’s History Month has been super eventful. From the “A Day Without A Woman” strike held in celebration of International Women’s Day to appreciation posts on social media, women everywhere are going hard to ensure their triumphs and concerns are recognized: “pussy hats,” all-red outfits and signs included. But there is an elephant in such a cheery room… and […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Change Our World

    New Yorkers Are Taking Defense Classes To Intervene During Racist Confrontations

    New Yorkers Are Taking Defense Classes To Intervene During Racist Confrontations

    Admit it: We’ve all been in a situation in which we saw someone who needed help and did less than we should have. It’s not because we’re heartless, but because intervening when shit is hitting the fan can be super scary. Some of us just aren’t confrontational people; some freeze in fear and just don’t know what to do. […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Women's History Month

    People Are Pissed At Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Comments On Trans Women

    People Are Pissed At Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Comments On Trans Women

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie scored a few hard side-eyes from the internet after an extremely controversial interview. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on trans-women "It's not about how we wear our hair, it's about the way the world treats us.”Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says she finds it difficult to equate the experience of trans-women with that of women. Posted by […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Women's History Month

    These Stories Prove Laws Don’t Stop Abortions, They Only Make Them Dangerous

    These Stories Prove Laws Don’t Stop Abortions, They Only Make Them Dangerous

    Women were getting abortions before they were legal and will certainly continue to get them if the government makes them illegal again. That’s the point made during The Scene’s video where women describe, in heartbreaking detail, what it was like to get an abortion before the Supreme Court made it legal (and therefore, provided safer choices) via […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Just The Way You Are

    6 Signs You’re The Coveted Rihanna Of Your Girl Squad

    6 Signs You’re The Coveted Rihanna Of Your Girl Squad

    Rihanna is a pop star with an edge that’s all her own. Everything she touches turns to platinum, and we just can’t get enough of the girl from Barbados turned modern-day icon who stole our hearts with a dancehall record. But it’s not just her 47 top 40 hits that keep us mesmerized. Everything she does (like […]