She Who Shaped America

She Who Shaped America

There is great power vested in black femininity, a power relinquished in crediting the Kardashians as enlightening the world to which they not only failed to invent, but that which invented them.

Detroit: A Systemized Suffocation of the Black Narrative

Detroit: A Systemized Suffocation of the Black Narrative

In recent months, I have written extensively about Dr. Christina Sharpe and the wake work initiative ignited by her book In the Wake: Blackness and Being. The book epitomizes Afro-demia, where blackness is placed in the forefront of formal discourse. Although difficult to point to a single moment in the text as more significant than [...]

Cultural Appropriation 101: White Men and The Man Weave

Cultural Appropriation 101: White Men and The Man Weave

While female weaves have been popular for nearly a decade, the man weave is a fairly new phenomena. The assemblage of this fairly new hair option is nothing short of amazing. In the process—a false hairline is drawn and weave is glued (or sewn in some instances) to the scalp then shaved and styled accordingly. This [...]

Amandla the Great: What Amandla Stenberg Teaches us About Loving Blackness

Amandla the Great: What Amandla Stenberg Teaches us About Loving Blackness

A Pattern of Appropriation Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg (Rue) made waves this week after confronting Kardashian Klan member Kylie Jenner for her cultural appropriating ways. While Jenner has a history of cultural appropriation, her latest act- donning cornrows in an Instagram picture prompted yet another discussion of cultural appropriation.       Cultural appropriation is [...]