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And The Winner For Best Passive Aggression Is: Cultural Appropriation!

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By Ekundayo Igeleke 1:38 pm March 30, 2015 There is a major difference between appropriating and appreciating a culture. I love watching anime and reading manga, I appreciate the story lines and the artistic styles. Though I do not participate, many fans attend anime conventions fully costumed which is acceptable because it is apart of […]

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Calling Lubitz Anything but a Murderer

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By diamond 12:37 pm March 30, 2015 By Victoria Massie “The function, the very serious function, of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being.”—Toni Morrison I’ve been haunted by Morrion’s words as details unfold daily around the crash of Germanwings […]

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Music Fridays: New Track From Toro y Moi

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By diamond 4:15 pm March 27, 2015 “Run Baby Run” is the latest track from Toro y Moi. The single is from his What For? LP which drops on April 7th. Listen below: Photo: Toro y Ma/Facebook

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New Film ‘Dope’ Is Bound to Be a Hit

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By diamond 10:59 am March 27, 2015 Dope, set in modern-day Inglewood, CA., but full of ’90s nostalgia, is the one film you need to see this summer.  The coming of age story follows Malcom (Shameik Moore) and his best friends as he descends into a drug dealer’s ring. The film is directed by Rick Famuyiwa […]

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Watch: Kenyan Filmmaker Explores Colorism and Self-Image Amongst African Women

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By diamond 10:34 am March 26, 2015 Ng’endo Mukii‘s Yellow Fever is a mixed-media short film that explores the impact of Eurocentric beauty standards on African women. The documentary was originally conceived as Mukii’s thesis project at London’s Royal College of Art. h/t OkayAfrica Photo: Yellow Fever/Screenshot

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Watch: Serena Williams Remakes ’7/11′ Video

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By diamond 4:07 pm March 25, 2015 Serena Williams rendition of Beyoncé’s “7/11″ video is the best thing on the internet today. Take a look below: Photo: Vogue/Screenshot

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5 Outrageous Things That Have Happened to Me as a Black Traveler

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By diamond 3:49 pm March 25, 2015 By Rachel Hill 1. Touching my natural hair. Depending on my mood, I rock various hairstyles when I travel. My favorite style is wearing my hair big, kinky, and curly. Depending on how long I travel, I may even wear braids or faux locs. Spending some time in […]

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Are You Watching ‘Ackee & Saltfish’? You Should Be.

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By diamond 11:50 am March 25, 2015 British web series “Ackee & Saltfish” is what every carefree black girl has been waiting for. Written and directed by Cecile Emeke, the series follows main characters Rachel and Olivia. The show is a good look at black female friendship in a time when it is rarely seen […]

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J. Cole Leads Slave Revolt In Latest Video

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By diamond 10:29 am March 25, 2015 J. Cole’s video for “G.O.M.D” is placed in the antebellum South. Take a look below.

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This Mix Has Every Sample On “To Pimp a Butterfly”

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By diamond 2:49 pm March 23, 2015 This new mix from DJ Run P. has every sample Kendrick Lamar used on his latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly. Listen below: Photo: Top Dawg Entertainment 

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