Culture

Are Black Men Holding Us All Back? Or Is This All Nicki Minaj’s Fault?

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About a week ago, a black woman named Kimberly Foster wrote an article entitled ‘Why I Will Not March for Eric Garner’. In the article, she said that while she was sad about the death of the black man who was choked to death by...

Black Twitter is Not a “Trend,” It is Not a “Thing,” It Is Our Culture — In Real Time

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When I talked to Mandy at xoJane about doing this story, I had to laugh. Oh yes, the "Black Twitter" trend story.

“Motown: The Musical” Comes To Broadway: Will You Go See It?

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The Motown era is one that shaped a culture with its legendary icons and prolific and timeless music. It has been the inspiration for countless films, including “Dreamgirls” and “The Jacksons,” and now, it’s making its way to Broadway. Motown: The Musical will debut on...

Has Black American Culture Lost Its Way?

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In an article for the spiritual site Elev8.com, writer Shenequa Golding wondered if African American culture is having an identity crisis. After failing to hear about the 43rd Annual African American Day Parade in Harlem, she questioned if our culture as a whole is losing...

Art of Cool: Art Collecting Basics

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After a little time, you finally settled into the new, higher-paying gig. The loft you purchased as a starter home feels cozy enough, but would feel even cozier with art pieces that reflect your growing sophistication. Beyond the framed Benny Andrews and Jacob Lawrence posters...