I Used to Love Her: The De-Evolution of the Female Emcee (Part 2)
Part 2: All Hail the Queens In the late 1980s, a single brazen female changed the entire game. MC Lyte, the first solo female rapper to release a full album, introduced a sound as smooth as cappuccino, with hardcore lyrics that raised the bar for every serious rapper who wanted to stay in or join […]
I Used to Love Her: The De-Evolution of the Female Emcee (Part 1)
“You just don’t like her because you’re old”, is what the 14 year-old told me as we were debating the quality of Nicki Minaj’s music. Me? Old? I can still beat-box, pop-lock and recite every line of The Message, Sucka MCs, and Paper Thin. So maybe I am old, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong. […]
The NEW New Year
The birds are a little louder, the sun is a little brighter, and the tissue box is only half full. For those of us in the northern hemisphere, Spring has arrived!
Re-Writing Our Health History
This year, The National Women’s History Project has chosen the theme, “Writing Women Back into History” and Alumni Roundup is ready to do just that, with a focus on women’s health and wellness.