Demetria L. Lucas

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Why Nicki Minaj’s ‘Stupid Hoe’ Vid Backfired on Her Image

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…

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When Is It OK To Lie To A Friend?

--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…

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Leave Lace Front Wigs Alone!

Recently I attended a ritzy awards show for a women’s organization. I was speaking to a friend about something or another when she…

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Is 2012 the Year Hoes Stop Winning?

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…

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Ariana Proehl + Single Black Women

It feels somehow wrong to write about Ariana Proehl. She’s the creator of a YouTube video calling for the "Death of the Tragic,…

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The Purity Myth

--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…

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The Female Bromance: Girl Crushes

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.

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T.I. on Ride or Die Chicks

--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"

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The New “Real” Booty

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…

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Is Lil Kim Still Relevant?

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…

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