The most important relationship in life is the one you have with yourself. If you have that, then any relationship is a PLUS and not a must. — Diane von Furstenberg
Our guest will be the legendary human rights activist, Yuri Kochiyama, who lived in Harlem for 40 years and worked with Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik el Shabazz). Although no official holiday honors Malcolm’s birthday, May 19 has become a traditional day of celebration in the Black and progressive communities. Yuri shares his birthday and will reach 87 this May 19 — also the birthday of Uncle Ho (Ho Chi Minh). A tireless freedom fighter, political prisoner advocate, and author of Passing It On — A Memoir, Yuri has also had a biography written about her life by Diane C. Fujino titled: Heartbeat of Struggle: The Revolutionary Life of Yuri Kochiyama.
I need some of you to cut it the hell out. Maybe, for some of you, it’s a presumed mutual appreciation for Beyoncé and weaves that has you thinking that I’m going to be amused by you approaching me in your best “Shanequa from around the way” voice. I don’t know. What I do know is that I don’t care how well you can quote Madea, who told you that your booty was getting bigger than hers, how cute you think it is to call yourself a strong black woman, who taught you to twerk, how funny you think it is to call yourself Quita or Keisha or for which black male you’ve been bottoming — you are not a black woman, and you do not get to claim either blackness or womanhood. It is not yours. It is not for you.
Let me explain.
Black people can’t have anything…
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The two female emcees were nominated for “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist,” which at the end of the night Nicki won for the fifth consecutive time. During Nicki’s award speech, she mentioned “When you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.”
This comment had Twitter feeds ranting about Nicki Minaj “throwing shade” towards Iggy Azalea.
Today, Iggy responds to the comments in a calm manner, saying that she felt “unbothered by anything that “happened” at the BET Awards.”
Both ladies claim to have no beef, but is it just a front?
Tell us what you think and check out Iggy’s whole letter to the fans on Instagram below.
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