CULTURE

Kim Kardashian, Black Culture, and the Fickleness of Mainstream Acceptance

The Kardashians are moving on from Black culture and mainstream pop culture is moving on with them

Are Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson a PR stunt? If so, it's working

Over the last decade, aesthetics drawn from hip hop and media became mainstream.

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Journiest

Black Friday: Black Brands to Shop this Cyber Weekend

Start your resolutions early or do your holiday shopping with Black brands

Black Friday is all about looking for the best deals from the best brands - scanning for skincare, self-care, Secret Santa gifts, and more. It’s the weekend to cross everyone off your holiday shopping list and splurge a little — or a lot — on yourself, too.

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Culture News

Don’t Be Surprised by England’s Racism

Racism in England got so bad that even Boris and Buckingham had to speak out...

Good morning to Sancho, Saka, and Rashford only

Unsurprisingly, football did not "come home." Also unsurprisingly, Black British footballers were met with a barrage of racism as a result.

Over the past few weeks, England's success in the Euro Cup tournament was praised for bringing the nation together. As the team made history and made it to the finals on July 11th, the rallying cry of "it's coming home" injected the country's spirits with an intoxicating cocktail of hubris and hopefulness.

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CULTURE

Why Are Black TikTok Creators on Strike?

Wondering why there hasn't been a viral dance to Meg Thee Stallion's new hit "Thot Shit?" Because Black TikTokers haven't made one.

Megan Thee Stallion in "Thot Shit"

Oh TikTok, the latest evil in the cesspool of social media. The app went from a burgeoning community of adolescents to a global sensation.

As the app reached mainstream audiences, many of its biggest creators skyrocketed to fame. Most of the highest earners on the app are famous for dancing along to viral dances — often at the expense of the people who created the dance challenges themselves.

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TV News

Michael Che Responds to Backlash Regarding AAVE in "SNL" Sketch

"Look, the sketch bombed. I'm used to that. I meant no offense to the 'aave' community."

Weekend Update co-host Michael Che has evidently just now learned what AAVE (African-American Vernacular English) is.

"AAVE" was a trending topic on Twitter the other day thanks to last weekend's Saturday Night Live episode, which was pretty bad. Tensions were high even before the episode aired, as cast members spoke out against the choice to invite Elon Musk to host. The Tesla CEO, in addition to hoarding his billions and billions of dollars, has come under fire for spreading false information about the pandemic on numerous occasions.

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Culture News

Eric Andre Says He Was Racially Profiled at Atlanta Airport

"They stopped me on the way down the bridge to the plane for a "random" search and asked [if] they could search me for drugs," the comedian wrote on Twitter.

Eric Andre said that he was racially profiled at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.

The comedian and Bad Trip star detailed his experience on Twitter Wednesday morning, adding that he was looking to file a complaint. "I was just racially profiled by two plain clothes Atlanta PD police in @Delta terminal T3 at the Atlanta airport," Andre wrote in a tweet directed at the Atlanta Police Department.

"They stopped me on the way down the bridge to the plane for a 'random' search and asked [if] they could search me for drugs. I told them no. Be careful."

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