The Kardashian-Jenners have done a great job exploiting Black culture, so it was only a matter of time until they would have to deal with the harsh realities, unglamorous aspects of the Black experience.
The fashion Olympics and council that once acknowledge the best, brightest, and gifted when from participants that have dedicated their lives to the sport and rigorously trained to accepting anyone and giving out pathetic participatory awards. A pity-party in exclusive Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and a Chanel handbag.
While the movie was great, what I took away from the film was even more powerful. Trusting your gut. Never compromising your morals just for love. And being a "ride or die" isn't enough to sustain in a relationship.
As a 20 something who has finally found her voice and on my journey, my Top 5 has helped me get there. Yes, Fashion is more than just aesthetics and materialism.
I never realized I was falling more and more in love with Hip Hop although from the surface level I thought it was Fashion. Despite where I was in my life or what I thought I was going to be doing, Hip Hop was always with me.
Maybe she's able to tell him the things that are wrong with him and call him out on his shit. Maybe she doesn't just turn a blind eye when he messes up, rather brings it to his attention. Maybe her ability to not love all of him is what he needs to grow up and be the man he always said he wanted to be. Then I started to think, did I love him too much?
Joyner Lucas didn't make the 2017 XXL Freshman cover, and I'm happy he didn't.
When you're coming off the high of having one of the biggest songs of the year, all eyes are on you. Young M.A. is one of those artists that has the eyes of everyone on her and questioning what's next for the Brooklyn MC. Can she do it again? Will she do it again? What's next?
Feminist. An invisible tattoo branded on select groups of women. Bold and prominently displayed on their body, but one I've become custom to hiding. As a young woman of color who is trying to figure out, and in some cases not figure out, the world, the word feminist has always an uncomfortable one because of its complexities and multi-meaning said to crusade for the same issues. My discomfort for the word isn't rooted in a deep, profound way like not wanting to live life without labels and not feel forced into the confines and borders of a title. More so the discomfort comes from the hypocrisy of the word: feminist has never meant equality from my experience.
I open my own doors. Carry my own bags. And pay for my own Uber. But, am I too independent?
Whether serving as a feature on your favorite artist's song to sophisticated, witty verses on his label's compilation album, Big Sean’s gift can’t be denied: he continues to prove he can deliver, and deliver, time after time while maintaining consistency within a climate of ever-changing sounds and indecisive cheerleaders on the sideline.
I vowed to never have a baby with a white man not as an act of being anti-White. Declaring to never have a baby with a White man was my way of taking a stance on my own happiness and to never let the thoughts and opinions of others change my perception of my self-love nor what it love looks like in a partner.
For some, the election was America getting it wrong. For others, it was just another day of disappointment.