A disparaging microscope hovers over Black female hair, especially within the present-day era of dominating social media.Read More
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
A week following its release, the new Apple devices aren’t selling as quickly as usual.Read More
The exhibition, formally titled “The Golden Age Art Show”, served as a platform to celebrate and highlight the black art created by students on campus. The show included work from photographers, painters, fashion designers, makeup artists, as well as some live performers.Read More
Rapid changes in today’s technology can make it seem impossible to hold on to these memories and keepsakes. In an initiative entitled, The Great Migration Home Movie Project, museum visitors can bring in their old tapes and photos to be digitized or record an oral history, providing a soundtrack to these often silent videos.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 ALEAH GREEN
Twitter has been flooded with pictures of collegiate black men wearing durags on their campus and calling the event “Durag Day.”Durag Day was first seen at Morehouse College of Atlanta, Ga., and it quickly transformed into a movement at other Historically Black Colleges and Universities.Read More
BY MECCA MUSTAFA
Despite Dove’s management having removed the advertisement and apologized for its insensitivity, their repetition is indicative of a larger issue at hand.Read More
One would never suspect that hair could be such a difficult commodity - that certain hair wouldn’t be accepted in particular places. However, the corporate world has proven to make things more and more difficult.Read More
Thompson’s story of entrepreneurship is not different from the stories I listened to while attending The Naturalista Hair Show. The Naturalista Hair Show displays, not only the beauty of Black natural hair, but also the power of passion in entrepreneurship.Read More