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A Look Back at the Election of Barack Obama, 10 Years Later.

It’s wild to think it’s already been a decade since the election of President Barack Obama. And like many of us, you probably remember exactly where you were on the night of November 4, 2008.

On Sunday, the former commander-in-chief took to Instagram to commemorate one of the most memorable happenings in U.S. history. In response, social media banded together to reflect on the momentous night and—of course—remind y’all to vote this Tuesday.

Check out Obama’s message, along with some social media responses, below.

Wu-Tang Clan’s Lipstick Collection (Yes, You Read That Correctly💄) Has Arrived.

Watch out, Fenty Beauty. The Wu-Tang clan is coming for that ass (or in this case, your customers’ lips and pockets). And you already know what they say…

Alright. Corny jokes aside, the legendary rap crew did just launch a lipstick line. It’s a collaboration with Milk Makeup, Teyana Taylor is the face, and they’re aiming to empower women.

“In previous generations, the feminine energy has been dampened by the world. But now, women’s strength, beauty and wisdom is finally being celebrated,” RZA reportedly explained. “Warriors come in all forms, but right now women are the modern warriors, unapologetic in their strength and speaking out about things they’ve held in or feared they’d be shunned for on, both a personal and political level.”

He continued, ““Bruce Lee said it best: ‘Martial arts are an elevated level of self-expression. To me, when a person wakes up, looks in the mirror, and puts on their individual armour, that’s a form of martial arts. And in that sense, lipstick is a weapon.”

First vegan sliders and now cosmetics. Listen, we’re not mad. Get in where you fit in.

 

Vox Dives into the “Sexist Female Rapper Paradigm.”

According to writer Alex Abad-Santos, “it’s always possible that there are genuine disagreements or disfavor within these squabbles. However, it’s important to know that when it comes to the mainstream consumption of female-driven hip-hop, there seems to exist an irrational paradigm that reads like a crooked fairytale: There can only ever be one dominant female rapper of the moment.”

Read more over at Vox.

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