Thursday, October 17, 2019

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Why We Must Embrace Old and New Black Culture

In the wake of mainstream Black culture becoming stagnant, different things have been said by the Black community. Older generations insist things were better in past times. The newer generations either mindlessly consume mainstream...

5 Ways #BlackGrrlsCreate Demonstrates Black Girl Magic

On July 29, Black Twitter saw the birth of a new hashtag—#blackgrrlscreate. The hashtag was created by Denayja Reese to celebrate the contributions of Black female innovators, and encourage and inspire future ones....

Mental Health Awareness is Key to Saving Black Lives

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental illnesses and disorders are a major problem in the Black community. With a stigma surrounding it, and little coverage and representation of it in the...

Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and Why Black Women Don’t Matter

This Tuesday, a feud on Twitter between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj sparked a discussion on race and gender. The feud began when Minaj released a series of tweets about being snubbed for a...

5 Biggest Misconceptions Many People Have About Black Alternative Culture

1. Black alternative culture is just Blacks participating in white culture. Even though mainstream media makes it seem like only white people are involved alternative culture, it doesn’t mean that Black people aren’t. Rock n’...

Geek Culture Needs to Stop Patronizing Black People

Marvel Comics recently revealed rap crossover covers that are meant to serve as a homage to famous rap albums. This is not the first time something like this has been done. In 2014, the...
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Black Alternative Culture Needs More Coverage By Black Media

When the BET Awards aired this year, I didn’t watch it. While everybody was watching the BET Awards, I was wishing there was an awards show for Black alternative culture. However, it is impossible...

When Will Black Coming-of-Age Films Leave The Hood?

In June, the film Dope was released in theaters and became the latest Black coming-of-age film to speak to Black youth. Even though having a Black nerd as the film’s main character set it...

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