Black Girls From The Hood Are The Real Trendsetters — Wanna's World
The following is an ode to black girls who grew up in the ghetto. Black girls who stay in the beauty supply and seek refuge in the nail salon. Black girls who lay their edges with the utmost precision. Black girls who were carefree before it became an aesthetic. I write this to acknowledge you, to a
Questioning the chaos of calling out cultural appropriation
Dreadlocks worn by Justin Bieber and an American student have hit headlines recently – but who does a hairstyle belong to? We look at all sides of the argument
Amandla Stenberg: Don't Cash Crop On My Cornrows
The Hunger Game's 16-year-old Amandla Stenberg delivers a crash course on black culture with a fellow classmate for their history class. http://www.hypehair....
India's Got 99 Problems But Beyoncé Ain't One
DJ Ushka takes on Beyoncé x Coldplay's Bollywood-themed "Hymn For The Weekend" video: Yes, we can talk about Bey's outfit. No, It's not the real issue.
Osheaga's headdress ban shows festival's zero tolerance for cultural appropriation
The Montreal music event’s decision to ‘respect and honour’ First Nations people was praised for taking an uncompromising stance toward the ubiquitous offence
ONTD Original: The Metamorphosis of Kylie Jenner : A Tale of Appropriation of Black Culture
This is the True Story of how a rich, white girl from Calabasas, California went to great lengths to transform herself into a black woman. WARNING: This post features graphic shots that your eyes may not be able to bear. If you are sensitive to inflated lips, oompa loompa levels of orange,…
Who Owns Myths and Legends?
Do ethnic groups or religious believers own their myths and legends? That is the question raised by a controversy involving British author J.K. Rowling. The creator of Harry Potter and Hogwarts has been condemned for incorporating Native American traditions — for example, stories about supernatural “skinwalkers” — into her expanding literary mythology. It is impossible […]
The Confused Thinking Behind the Kimono Protests at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts recently cancelled an event they had called “Kimono Wednesdays,” that, according to the museum, sought to engage people by arranging enhanced encounters with works of art.
The Thing About Culture Vultures: Big Brains Explain
A merica has been appropriating and profiting off Black art (and bodies) since the chattel enslavement of Africans on these shores. In the 1830s, minstrel performer Thomas Rice found fame and fortu…