Fear of Beyonce's black feminist planet

February 8, 2016 10:41 PM

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Before the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers returned to smashing their bodies together and anthropomorphic shaving razors CGI'd their way into American living rooms once again, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter's dancers took advantage of a moment. In the black berets of the Black Panther Party, they put their fists in the air. From the green field of Levi's Stadium, they held up a sign: "Justice 4 Mario Woods."

Maybe you haven't heard Woods' name, but you know his story already: a black person approached by police, a hail of gunfire, a body on the ground—and a video record. Police claimed he was raising a weapon, claimed anything but an unprovoked killing of a person of color, the story that city after cit...

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