Maryland's cultural scene has been sprawling with many trying to make a name for themselves. Here are four young creatives we think you should have your eyes on this fall.Read More
BY AMINA LAMPKIN
What do you all think about Halloween? How has your outlook on the ghoulish night changed as you’ve grown older?
I’ve always loved the holiday. It was fun driving past the inflatable pumpkins in my neighbors’ yards or seeing what creative costumes my classmates came up with. Even now, I still enjoy Halloween. But, each year I wonder what ridiculous and insensitive costumes I’ll see on my social media feeds.
It doesn’t even have to be Halloween for traditional and significant aspects belonging to a specific culture to be appropriated. We see it everyday. But Halloween brings cultural appropriation to new heights.
BY LAUREN FROST
The episode raises an important question: Why don't we celebrate Juneteenth yet celebrate holidays like the fourth of July and Columbus day that, in a way, still represent oppression. A reason that is highlighted in the show is in order to celebrate the end of slavery we would first have to acknowledge the atrocity which was the system of slavery.Read More
African Americans have always had their own culture way before arriving to the States; from their hairstyles and music, to their clothing and food. So the idea of having their own language shouldn’t be a surprise, but for some it is. It’s always been an unspoken rule that, “slang” is used in a certain place and a certain time, but why?Read More
If you don’t know by now, Cardi B topped the Hot 100 chart with Bodak Yellow at No. 1 on Sept. 25. You might be wondering what’s the big deal, but that could only be if you slept on her story for far too long.Read More
Just a year ago, awards shows like the Oscars and Emmys were met with criticism for their lack of diversity.
On Sept. 7, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty launched her makeup line Fenty Beauty, which hit Sephora shelves around the world.
What is so special about Rihanna’s line?Read More
Raven Baxter was one of the first black lead characters in television shows that most kids born in the late 90s or early 2000s knew of. Today, the trend of seeing more African American faces as main characters has become somewhat of a norm.
Shows like “Insecure” and “Black-ish” follow African American leads going through the struggles and positives of everyday life and it is very relatable.Read More
On one of TV’s biggest nights for sports, performers also get their chance to shine in before and during the Super Bowl. This year’s performers were solid, but not explosive.Read More