Friday, September 30, 2016

Lemonade Album Inspires College Course


Beyonce's visual album Lemonade is the bases for a new course of study at the University of Texas San Antonio...

From The Daily Mail
The University of Texas at San Antonio is offering a class this fall that students may want to get Bey-hind and in formation as it's all about Beyonce's visual album Lemonade.
The course, titled 'Black Women, Beyonce and Popular Culture,' will begin by exploring how the superstar's popular visual album is a 'meditation on contemporary black womanhood,' before advancing and diving into the 'theoretical, historical, and literary frameworks of black feminism,'according to the syllabus.
Professor Kinitra Brooks developed and is teaching the class that's being held three times a week.

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool. Interesting.

Hete....now

Anonymous said...

Worthless! They giving out credits for stupid shit like this in college now? SMFH

Anonymous said...

Someone please explain what an "elective course" is to the uneducated haters before this post gets outta control.

Anonymous said...

They really want this bitch to be bigger than what she is.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce is not the first person that comes to mind when I.think about contemporary black womanhood but ok....maybe balance it and Michelle Obama and I'm good.

Anonymous said...

I meant *with*not "and" above

Anonymous said...

chile bye beyonce couldn't even pass this tacky ass elective course her damn self.

Anonymous said...

Regardless if it's an elective or not the shit is worthless!

Anonymous said...

@12:20

Newsflash! That's why its an elective. I know reading is probably "not your thing" but dumb electives are normal.

Toodles

https://www.buzzfeed.com/sbkasulke/23-awesomely-weird-college-classes-to-enroll-in-immediately

http://www.fastweb.com/student-life/articles/the-25-epic-college-courses

Anonymous said...

University Of Texas has just lost all of its credibility.

YOU GUYS GOTTA READ THE COMMENT FROM THE NEWSPAPER THAT POSTED THIS STORY said...

THIS ARTICLE CAME FROM THE BRITISH PAPER DAILEY MAIL.....READ THE HILLARIOUS COMMENTS I CUT AND PASTED BELOW.........

Freedom 35, Phoenix, United States, about 2 seconds ago
Unreal. Kids spending thousands of dollars, going into student loan debt, for what....for this? This kind of garbage? These liberal colleges and professors are coming unhinged.

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sunflower31, sunny sunset, Aruba, about 2 seconds ago
Poor special snowflakes,upset because this is not about them...god forbide b l a c k women learn about themselves.

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Alison, Everywhere, United States, about 2 seconds ago
That's all we need.

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Erica, EastofEden, United States, about 2 seconds ago
Must be a class for 13ers.

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Erica, EastofEden, United States, about 2 seconds ago
Easy A because there's zero to understand or do in a class about nonsense.

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endanimalsuffering, Middleburg Heights Ohio, United States, about 5 minutes ago
So much for the value of a college education. Smh.

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jmc, laughing, United States, about 7 minutes ago
remember when suny (purchase I think) offered a course of the lyrics of little kim? I've also heard of another uni offering a course on beyonce, besides this, and yet I'm laughed at when I suggest, as I have for decades, that the words and lyrics of Bob Marley should be mandatory courses in US schools.

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Lluvsdogs, Tiramisu, United States, about 10 minutes ago
Absolutely insane! The saddest part is that there will be students signing up for this

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HighDesertSage, Graham, about 19 minutes ago
Estimating that a three hour course costs from two to three thousand dollars, there is no way I would have asked my parents to pay for such a thing. They worked hard for me to go to college and expected that the courses I took would prepare me for a good job and financial independence when I graduated.

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Clemsongirl, Alexandria VA, about an hour ago
You have got to be KIDDING????? just pathetic
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Anonymous said...

also, the world isnt just math science and englsih. feminist theory, african american studies, philosophy...these are all elective courses and are imperative to thinking critically and challenging our social constructs. they should be mandatory. however, beyonce a fake feminist. and i aint got time for that.

Anonymous said...

Kinitra Brooks must be a relative or something. "Contemporary black womanhood" = my thug boyfriend cheated on me and im staying with him?

Anonymous said...

@12:51, define "thug"....because Jay Z ain't been in nobody's streets in like 20 years lol He is more of a grandfather at this point.

And if I were you, I wouldn't believe the hype about this alleged infidelity that occurred in their marriage. It's all made up & Jedi mind tricks to keep people talking or guessing about their relationship.

Anonymous said...

How should feminist theory, african american studies, and philosophy be mandatory classes? How can you get well-paying jobs in those "studies"?

I agree tho dumb electives are not uncommon.

Anonymous said...

@12:56

Jay has NEVER been faithful towards Beyonce or any other woman. So yes I buy Bey's anguish and no I don't appreciate her and her people selling it as some example of "contemporary black womanhood". Anything to big this lady up is what they do.

Anonymous said...

Who would cheat with Jay - that is the question.

Anonymous said...

And simpletons will take out student loans to take classes like these then cry foul when they have to repay them.

LNF

Anonymous said...

@2:09- that's my thing. Muthafuckas are catching killing cops on video/cameras but not ONE picture of Jigga and a mistress? No hotel pics? No texts, no dm's, no emails, no telephone records to show he reached out. No legitimate stories from the other woman, nothing?

Anonymous said...

@2:09

Jay Z has fucked Superhead, Ashanti, Mya, Rita Ora, Rihanna(for years), Leona Lewis, Nicole Scherzinger, Amil, Blu Cantrell, Lil Kim, Charlie Baltimore and hundreds of other hoes. You aren't gonna hear that from most of them because they are/were APART of the industry.

@2:22

WTF? Jay has been called out plenty of times by broads, hell Snitch posted on a few of them! Some Belgian broad Jay was popping bottles for a couple years ago, some rap chick who said Jay was being thirsty and she felt sorry for Bey. The tea is out there yall don't want to see it.

Anonymous said...

@2:22

Oh and Google Cathy White if you want.

Anonymous said...

@2:22

Of that list Superhead is the ONLY ONE to say she fucked Jay and that's because she had nothing to lose. No music career to protect. Those other girls won't come out and say it because they want to protect THEIR futures. They just throw shade on twitter (Rachel Roy calling Bey a "drama queen" after lemonade dropped) or on wax ("Shit, your wife in the back seat of my brand new foreign car, don't act like you forgot, I call the sho-o-o-ts").

Once the "divorce" happens these girls will be free to do their interviews.

Anonymous said...

@2:28- I remember her saying jay popped bottles with them not popped her pussy and you really believe Carlie Reid's hoodrat sister that used a single that she thought was gonna blow her up "Sorry Miss Carter"? Lmbao He messed with 85% of that list prior to Bey and I can add on to it. What does Ashanti, Charlie, Blu, Leona, Mya or Rita have to lose if they confessed TODAY that they slept with him WHILE he was with Bey? Ummm nothing! Ctfu.

Superhead SPECIFICALLY said she was with Jay BEFORE Bey! If she said she slept with him last year, I'd believe her because she's like me, don't throw shade but will name names and @ a bitch and a nigga to let it be known, "yeah I'm talking about you"!

Women coming forward AFTER the divorce would be irrelevant. That's not hot tea, that's lukewarm coffee, now deets with proof while they are still married is lava!

Anonymous said...

This is @12:56 again. The commenter going in on Jay Z has issues lol I love me some juicy gossip but as stated by @2:22 & @3:37, there's no proof, just he say/she say. And the folks you name have nothing to lose now or back then by saying they slept with him.

Leave that old man alone. He's minding his business taking Blue to ballet & piano lessons lol.

Anonymous said...

Yeahhh Bey

Anonymous said...

@4:00 You must be one of those young stans who think Jay-Z came out in 2000 lol

"And the folks you name have nothing to lose now or back then by saying they slept with him. "

They have EVERYTHING to lose including their LIVES (RIP Cathy White). Listen to Rihanna's song "Needed Me" if you wanna know what know what happened between them. Again, if/when the Carters divorce those girls will be free to say whatever they please. For now they can't or they risk being blacklisted/harassed by the Beyhive like Rachel/Rita or being DEADED ala Cathy white.

Anonymous said...

"He messed with 85% of that list prior to Bey and I can add on to it."

So you admit that at least 15% of the women he messed with DURING his relationship with Bey lol yes add on please....

Anonymous said...

@4:22 I said 85% because I hadn't heard of 3. I don't put anything past rappers; that being said, "where are the credible stories WITH proof"? EVERY SINGLE person you named are considered Z at the most X listers and have NOTHING to lose!

Anonymous said...

college is expensive, to waste time studying this crap called pop culture is just incredulous.

yup. they are trying to make her bigger than she is because I don't even know ANYONE rocking this CD anymore or even talking about it.

Beyonce is Hot and Heavy so she crashes and burns real quick, but that' don't stop the media.

the media wants to be relevant in our lives. The same media wants Donald Trump to be our president. The same media thinks Beyonce, who even didn't finish high school, is being STUDIED on a college level.

that's sum frackleknacklebull

she really ain't that deep and her 50 thousand songwriters ain't either.

PhxSun said...

That's strange to teach a class about a fake feminist vs real feminism by a professor who Seems confused about the difference between equal rights vs special rights! Beyoncé is a "special" "activist"!

Anonymous said...

@4:38

"EVERY SINGLE person you named are considered Z at the most X listers and have NOTHING to lose!"

You are mistaken. Every artist is one hit away from relevancy. It takes one misstep to be blacklisted from the industry entirely. Coming out to say you had/are having an affair with one of the biggest producers in the industry, wife of one of the biggest artists in the industry, will get you DRAGGED or even killed. Rachel Roy made an indirect comment on Lemonade and the internet sent death threats to her CHILD. It's that simple but you stans will remain asleep. Now, i'll leave "old man" Jay alone.

Anonymous said...

"yup. they are trying to make her bigger than she is because I don't even know ANYONE rocking this CD anymore or even talking about it."

BOOM! How does this album warrant a class? It was just ok...

@Phx

The teacher is probably a Beyhive member.

Anonymous said...

@5:40
You are mistaken. Every artist is one hit away from relevancy.
__________________________
Lol, bawaaaa, ctfu!! They've been out for YEARS and still haven't had a hit to make them CURRENTLY relevant? Trust me, check back in 5 years and they'll be were they've been the last 5 years. Currently Fetty Wop and Dae Dae are more relevant than they are! Lol but sure I'll just agree with you, you're right!

Anonymous said...

@6:53

You know nothing about the industry honey. You can check out but you can NEVER leave. The only way out is death.

Anonymous said...

@7:14- They could be in the industry for 30 years but they are still less relevant than the "artists" on Love and Hip Hop that are always in the studio!

Anonymous said...

The University of Texas at San Antonio should rename this class "Gorgeous White Woman Theory: 101" because it is truly the highest blessing from the gods (or her handlers' unyielding assault on the American and global psyche) that this GORGEOUS white woman has maintained staying power to promote her fantastic (but intellectually deteriorating) music!

Anonymous said...

@7:20

You don't have to be relevant to expose a sham. People have interests to protect though. Bye stan!

Anonymous said...

@8:11
The ENTIRE point is they HAVE NOT! Bye hater! Lol

Anonymous said...

This GORGEOUS White woman has taken strides to help fight for robbing University students off of an elective course help out Live nation

Anonymous said...

8:11- interest to protect? Unsung artists have more to protect than those could've beens but aint.

Anonymous said...

Look whether you are irrelevant for 100yrs or relevant for 10 seconds the fact of the matter is J and Bey a Power couple that is threatened by Everyone. And they won't be divorcing anytime soon. And even if they did divorced these artists that slept with J before or after (allegedly) can Never come out and say they slept with him because They KNOW what can happen to them. The Carters have been known by having folks disappearing.

Cathy white
Their bodyguard
Aaliyah(allegedly)
And someone else that worked in the industry I can't think of

Anonymous said...

This is why I don't take College serious. Educated Fools

Allihave2say said...

This is an elective. It isn't a course that's required for graduation it is a choice to attend. It seems a way for the University to attract outside interest and generate money.

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