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CultureFashion

Stella McCartney Tried It With Her House Gown Ankara Appropriation

Another day, another case of cultural appropriation. This time, fashion designer Stella McCartney is getting heat for using ankara prints in her latest collection. An article from OkayAfrica breaks it down: The brand infused ankara designs into their new collection to create dresses, jumpsuits and tops, that look a lot like what …

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Culture

God is Probably Sick of All these “Thoughts and Prayers”

*another mass shooting happens in the United States* People: We are sending up prayers for the victims. God: …. Archangel St. Michael: Hey God. People are on the mainline. God: *files nails* Oh yeah? I’m busy. St. Mike: You… don’t seem that busy. God: *booming voice* I SAID I AM …

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CultureMy Life

About Why “The Talk” is Necessary and Affirming Black Girlhood

In a world where simply being born with Black and brown skin puts you behind in the starting race of life, it’s important that we equip our children with what they need to handle it. We’ve had a Black president, yet we still have to deal with people calling us …

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Culture

About Why the Heritage Holds the Cure

Let’s face it. There’s a lot of issues in the world that we don’t think about every day, but they’re silently affecting our well-being. It’s not until things come to our door steps that we pay attention. It’s of no fault of our own, of course, because when everything feels …

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CultureLetter

Dear Bethune-Cookman 2017 Grads, Thank You For Telling Betsy Devos “Nah”

Everything is stupid and nothing makes sense. Betsy Devos was the commencement speaker at Bethune-Cookman University today. Bethune-Cookman, a Historically-Black College/University, chose the Education Secretary none of us wanted, Betsy “What are public schools?” DeVos, to send their graduates off. In return, the students met her with boos, jeers and backs …

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Culture

Jack and His Colonialist Beanstalk

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece about how Goldilocks was Criming While White. It got me thinking about how some of the fairytales we’ve heard countless times really offer horrible lessons about their protagonists. Many of them were terrible people but somehow, they got to live happily …

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CultureMovies

Because I am Obsessed with “Get Out”

This post is long overdue because I first saw Jordan Peele’s new film Get Out over a month ago. Yes, I said “first” because I did something I usually don’t: I went to the theater again to see a movie. TWICE in one month. That is how obsessed I am …

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CultureLetter

Dear Pepsi, That Ad was a Gold in the Fail Olympics

I gotta say that sometimes, I’m impressed by how people fail so spectacularly. Pepsi is the latest inductee into the FAIL Hall of Fame. I don’t think we’ve fully forgiven them since they set Michael Jackson’s hair on fire back in 1984. We just knew they didn’t curl allaway over. …

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Culture

Goldilocks was Criming While White

A lot of the stories we’ve heard since we were little are really insidious once you pick them apart and realize what was actually happening. As an adult, analyzing childhood lore can piss you off when you realize that the character you were supposed to love was actually a fuckboy. Or …

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Culture

We, The Nigerians, Do Not Accept Rachel Dolezal’s New Name

This is the 4th time I am writing about Rachel Dolezal the Undercover Sista on this site. And each time, I want to track her down and slap her in the face with a stack of paper printed with my words in 50 point font. Rachel Dolezal is the person …

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