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#IWillNotShare: Twitter Users Stand Up Against Cultural Appropriation

In the latest string of Hollywood and haute couture instances of cultural appropriation, Marc Jacobs SS15 runway featured white models sporting bantu knots, a black hairstyle. 549 more words

Representation

Marc Jacobs inspired what now?

Sigh. As upsetting as it is to see cultural appropriation winning in the mainstream while we are criticized for the very same styles that always find their way onto white bodies and receive mass accolades, (cornrows, Locs, timbs, north face coats, baby hair, ‘tribal’ prints, etc) I choose to laugh at their love/ hate relationship with us/ our culture and give credit where it’s due because no one will do it for us. 58 more words

Arts & Culture

My Thoughts on Rioting Clarified

(For the record: I’m uploading drafts from earlier this year in order to clean out my ‘Posts’ section. So you get all the rants today!) 745 more words

Activism

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Amongst the 2015 list of unexpected rap releases, « To Pimp a Butterfly » was the biggest surprise. We knew that Kendrick was working on his second album but we didn’t have much information about it. 300 more words

MUSIC

Thugs? Really? - Questionable Media Coverage After the Death of Freddie Gray

On May 21, 2015 Marilyn Mosby, State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, announced that a grand jury indicted the 6 officers responsible for the death of Freddie Gray, an unarmed 25 year old Baltimore resident. 706 more words

Social Issues

The Thrill Will Never Be Gone

           On last Thursday, our culture and the world lost a giant of a man when the great bluesman B.B. King passed on to the next world, where I am sure he is gearing up to entertain as he did here. 668 more words

Black History