Lamont Stappleton exposes Balenciaga for appropriating his ideas

Designer Lamont “Tory” Stapleton took to social media the weekend of Aug. 25 to charge the luxury brand Balenciaga of appropriation, a form of cultural exploitation that is particularly sensitive to the Black community regarding creative license. According to Lamont, in 2019 he kicked off the collection Struggle is Common in response to losing a […]

Black woman comes for White man rocking dreadlocks

Well, it appears that Bonita Tindle is sick and tired of the cultural appropriation that continuously occurs when non-Blacks culture-jack hairstyles commonly rocked by Black people. Tindle’s frustration must’ve reached a fever-pitch a few days ago when she encountered Cory Goldstein flaunting his freeform dreadlocks. In a video that’s now gone viral online, Tindle and […]

Why is mainstream media sleeping on soul?

Over the past few months, there have been rumblings that indicate that soul music is not only alive—but primed for a major resurgence. But the media seems to gloss over great music by artists like Jazmine Sullivan and Raheem DeVaughn

Iggy Azalea fires back at Eve and Jill Scott’s critical comments

Iggy Azalea has been the butt of several jokes and intense accusations over the last several months about her appropriation of black music. Recently, Philly hip-hop heavyweights Eve and Jill Scott weighed in on the matter and shared their issue with appropriation, and now Iggy has lashed back at the two for critiquing her. The […]