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CASSIUS Debuts June Cover Featuring 30 Uncompromising Black Voices
Entitled, “Who Gets To Eat”, CASSIUS highlights the 30 African-American voices who give nary a f**k about making folks comfortable or content with any level of “normalcy”. Folks who would rather resist than acquiesce. Folks who say what needs to be said and a maybe even a lil’ too much, so you know it’s real.
Via CASSIUS’ Jamilah Lemieux
You see, dear reader, when CASSIUS says “The I Don’t Give a F**ks,” we’re talking about the brave ones—the ones who aren’t without cares, but are without reason to abide by rules written by people who don’t believe in their right to be free, Black and fully-realized.
Some seem to think that existing outside of a truly narrow set of racial or gender stereotypes makes one a special snowflake of some sort. Think: the corny, eye-roll inducing s**t written by folks who have often deemed themselves special, better or ‘different’ than the rest of us: “I’m Black and I Do Yoga!” “ Yes, I Am Black But I Don’t Like Rap Music!,” “Just Because I’m Black Doesn’t Mean I Can’t Do the Polka.” (You won’t be reading any s**t like that here, dear reader. Trust.)
Folks like Rihanna, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, (NOT Drake), Solange, Issa Rae, Willow and Jaden Smith, Kanye West, Amber Rose and a gang of others. They’re all very different, but they’ve all made a major impact on today’s culture in myriad of unyielding ways.
Flip the page to watch the CASSIUS staff discuss being “unapologetic” and what it really means to “not give a f**k”.