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The Black Aesthetic: Sexuality in Beyoncé’s Grammy Award Winning Lemonade

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When Beyoncé dropped her masterpiece Lemonade last year, the world was abuzz. In her groundbreaking visual album, images of black femaleness manifest as not only sexually pleasing to imagine, but empowering to behold.

The Black Aesthetic: Musical Revolution in Childish Gambino’s Awaken, My Love!

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Lay back as you listen to Awaken, My Love! by Childish Gambino, and thoughts of social turmoil will disturb your rest. Amid his poetic verses are allusions to metaphorical monsters that call to mind police violence, marches, and riots.