Tag: Relationships

Bell Hooks Takes Her Lemonade With Salt


Bell Hooks praises Beyonce’s Lemonade, but with a word of caution: the black female experience cannot be neatly tied up in an hour-long visual presentation; that there is no glamorization in rage; that in order to overcome hurt we must let go of the romanticizing of patriarchal-led relationships. Read her poignant article here.

Lavish Music: Tweet – Won’t Hurt Me

Ladies, have you every had that dude, that ex, that swears on his life that you are sweating him? And although you’ve happily, successfully moved on, he still comes back at you with the wackness?


Well, Tweet has the song for you. I can appreciate the calm, subtle tone of this song. No crazy bass, no rapper cameo. Just a simple message, given a firm resonance with Tweet’s earthy, raspy vocals.

The song is from Tweet’s forthcoming album, Charlene. From what I’ve heard, its a soulful, collection of grown-woman reflection, that I truly appreciate right now. I think I’ll add this album to my collection.


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