Tag: Culture

Killer Mike Uses Rap To Remind Us Of The Black Man Who Died For Independence Day

This Fourth Of July is a complicated one for many reason — good luck traveling! — especially living as a Black American during a period of peak social unrest. It’s understandable that many of us out there aren’t in the mood for celebrating or… Continue Reading “Killer Mike Uses Rap To Remind Us Of The Black Man Who Died For Independence Day”

Beyoncé, Drake And House Music History: The Intersection Of Black Music Month And Pride

When the world is in total distress, people usually turn to music. During a very familiar time of social injustice and violation of civil rights in the 1970s, dance music became the go-to for Americans to shake their stress off and lose themselves in… Continue Reading “Beyoncé, Drake And House Music History: The Intersection Of Black Music Month And Pride”

India.Arie Roasts Jack Harlow For Limiting Brandy As “Ray J’s Sister”

From her unforgettable debut in 1994 with a solid self-titled album, leading to three decades of hit music, movies, TV fame, Broadway, motherhood and so much more, R&B icon Brandy has truly earned her fan-given title as “The Vocal Bible.” However, it took one… Continue Reading “India.Arie Roasts Jack Harlow For Limiting Brandy As “Ray J’s Sister””

Black & Abroad Talk The Importance Of Black Luxury Travel

Source: Black & Abroad / Black & Abroad Black & Abroad is the Atlanta-based brainchild of Kent Johnson and Eric Martin. Founded in April 2015, the two men identified a need for travel companies to cater to the needs of Black people but also… Continue Reading “Black & Abroad Talk The Importance Of Black Luxury Travel”

Paula Patton Sparks Cultural Debate On Seasoning & Cleaning Food Over Viral Fried Chicken Tutorial

Certain foods have significant meaning from one ethnic background to the next. Even though sometimes used as a negative stereotype, Black people have for a long time been culturally linked to perfecting Southern fried chicken. Hollywood actress Paula Patton, biracial but a sister nonetheless,… Continue Reading “Paula Patton Sparks Cultural Debate On Seasoning & Cleaning Food Over Viral Fried Chicken Tutorial”

Morehouse Alum Schools Ralph Lauren On The Cultural Importance Of HBCUs In Fashion

Source: Nadine Ijewere / Polo Ralph Lauren Polo Ralph Lauren has created some conversation amongst the HBCU Community in their latest release involving Spelman College and Morehouse College.  The well-known HBCUs and famous fashion company announced their partnership to create a limited-edition collection that… Continue Reading “Morehouse Alum Schools Ralph Lauren On The Cultural Importance Of HBCUs In Fashion”

Photographers Passionately Explain Why Black Photographers Matter

Sponsored by Infiniti Since its infancy, photography has remained one of the leading art forms that has the power to move hearts and minds with just a still image. Its also been one of the main tools to help tell the story of the… Continue Reading “Photographers Passionately Explain Why Black Photographers Matter”

Thandiwe Newton Tearfully Expresses Guilt For Receiving Privilege Over Dark Skin Actresses: “Sorry I Was The One Chosen”

Celebrated actress Thandiwe Newton has gone through major change within her life and career in recent years, most prominently after revealing last year that her name was being spelled wrong for decades as “Thandie.” In a continuing trend to be open and honest, Thandiwe… Continue Reading “Thandiwe Newton Tearfully Expresses Guilt For Receiving Privilege Over Dark Skin Actresses: “Sorry I Was The One Chosen””

LeVar Burton Talks “Enduring Popularity of ‘Roots’ Worldwide”

LeVar Burton is speaking out about the cultural impact of the Roots miniseries, based on Alex Haley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. It aired on ABC across eight consecutive nights, beginning on Jan. 23, 1977. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. “I continue to… Continue Reading “LeVar Burton Talks “Enduring Popularity of ‘Roots’ Worldwide””

“He Thought It Was Him”: Adorable 2-Year-Old Black Boy Sees Himself in Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Character (Watch)

A photo showing a 2-year-old Black boy mesmerized by his resemblance to a character in Disney’s Encanto has gone viral, with viewers pointing to the power of representation on screen. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. ABC News’ Will Ganss interviewed the family… Continue Reading ““He Thought It Was Him”: Adorable 2-Year-Old Black Boy Sees Himself in Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Character (Watch)”