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Amandla Stenberg found herself at the center of public attention this week when she boldly criticized Kylie Jenner for appropriating Black culture by rocking cornrows on her Instagram page. And although Jenner dismissed Stenberg (and dissed Jaden Smith in the process), Stenberg’s comments have sparked a national conversation about race and culture. Now, Stenberg has…

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Actress Amandla Stenberg has been battling against racism ever since her career was launched amid racial controversy over her character of Rue in Hunger Games. After making headlines last year for schooling White America on cultural appropriation, Stenberg has now taken aim at Kylie Jenner and blasted her for doing the same. Yesterday, 17-year-old Jenner,…

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Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea. Hip-hop or not?

The game is the game. Whether you were a fledgling Marlo Stanfield, sitting in a steel visitor’s room seat, responding to a question about the state of affairs on the drug permeated streets of West Baltimore, delivering the line to Avon Barksdale through a plate glass partition, or media executive and Hot 97 “Morning Show” co-host, Ebro…

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The debate about the appropriation of Black culture by other races is a constant one that sometimes flies under the radar. With the all that has gone on in recent months regarding the grand jury decision in the case of Mike Brown and now Eric Garner, the question has been posed repeatedly: why haven’t White…

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Over the past several months, Brand Nubian member Lord Jamar has been vocal in his criticism of white rappers who he feels disrespect the culture. The controversy began with Jamar blasting Seattle rapper Macklemore for the latter’s criticism of homophobia in hip-hop. Jamar told VladTV last fall that white rappers are “guests” in hip-hop and should recognize that “this is a black man’s thing.” Now, another veteran of 90s East Coast hip-hop is voicing his opinion. Buckshot of Black Moon and the Boot Camp Clik responded to Jamar’s comments and made it clear that he does not agree at all.

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Some socially- and fashion-conscious Twitter users took fashion retailer Forever 21 to task for launching a “Niggaz With Attitude” product line and social media campaign intended to pay homage to the rap group N.W.A., citing “cultural appropriation.” “This was unacceptable to me for obvious reasons. What ever one’s feeling is about the ‘N’ word, I believe…

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