Black Business Spotlight: Nude Barre

Black Business Spotlight: Nude Barre

A medley of personal style and professional aspiration, stockings, tights, or hoisery- are a part of my daily life. However, despite its essential status to my lifestyle, the cost is often overwhelming to my meager earnings. This cost, while personal harmful, was also an expense outside black economics-- marking its true detriment. This detriment finds its [...]

Beyonce as Black Conscious?

Beyonce as Black Conscious?

My consistent criticism of popular culture is its often indifference to contemporary conflict. Admittedly Hollywood offers starlets, singers and others of the same sort a view from the top that all too frequently distances them from reality. Reality, well specifically speaking- black reality observes a prominent presence in Superstar Beyonce's latest video Formation. While the [...]

Viola Davis, and The Bittersweetness of Black Presence in Traditionally White Spaces

Viola Davis, and The Bittersweetness of Black Presence in Traditionally White Spaces

My eyes welt up with tears as Davis, beautifully dressed in an ivory gown with her hair unapolegitcally natural, took the stage to accept her honor. The tears were partially of pride, but mainly because Davis' win is merely another symbol to seduce society into believing the world "isn't so bad" for black folk.

The Convenience of Sisters and Suicide: A Discussion of Sandra Bland and Bobbi Kristina

The Convenience of Sisters and Suicide: A Discussion of Sandra Bland and Bobbi Kristina

While the untimely loss of these two young ladies hurts many, white media personifies their indifference in their attempts to scorn the legacy of both women with whispers of suicide. Talk of suicide with regard to the black female body is not only blasphemy but it makes a mockery of the systematic racism that murdered both young women.

Rachel Dolezal and the Beauty and Beast of Racial Envy

Rachel Dolezal and the Beauty and Beast of Racial Envy

While many were outraged in the unveiling of NAACP president Rachel Dolezal as a white woman, her story was eerily familiar. Just two years ago as a graduate student, I had a roommate who played the very card that Ms. Dolezal played… the race card. My former roommate, a white woman, selectively identified as black [...]

Shady Sisterhood: Ten “Friends” Every Black Woman Encounters

1. The friend that tests you and uses the “n” word Sometimes it is to depict their superiority towards others of their race or ethnicity who use this term to speak of blacks. Sometimes its to capitalize on blacks who feel worthy if elevated from other blacks, so their non black comrade may use this [...]

Kulture Klash on Keeping Up With the Kardashians

A recent episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians featured an uncharacteristically socially conscious theme of racism and prejudice in contemporary society. Kim Kardashian who is famous for her highly publicized romances, is newly wed to socially conscious rapper Kanye West and a new mom to the beautiful North West. The episode showcases Kardashian’s inability [...]