Category Archives: Culture

10 Black Journalists You Should Be Following

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Speaking truth to power is key in journalism. This is even more the case for black journalists and writers. Organizations like The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) have been advocating for writers and reporters within the community for decades.  And as a black-owned media outlet, it’s important for us to do the same. So […]

Nike Gives Black Women Their Flowers In New Video

Nike posted a new video to their social media platforms on Sunday morning highlighting Black women in every field from sports to politics to everyday life.The video addresses the popular hashtag #BlackGirlMagic and how the fact that it’s considered to be out of the ordinary couldn’t be further from the truth in many cases for […]

The Grammys Aren’t for Us- Here’s Why

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Last year, everything was subject to scrutiny, from the companies and celebrities being considered “canceled” to the American institutions and honestly America in general being criticized for upholding unjust and racist systems. Our award shows aren’t much different when it comes to unjust systems. The Grammys is no stranger to controversy. Many celebrities such as […]

The Current State of Social Media and The ‘Attention Economy’

Social media’s pretty divided at the moment. On one hand you have people who use it as a tool to further grow their business and/or brand. On the other hand you have people doing things to go viral and gain attention. Perhaps there’s a grey area between these two extremes however it’s rarely noticeable enough […]

Things to Do for Black History Month in Philadelphia

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There is a wave of creative ways to experience Black History month this year. From socially distanced events, murals to visit and virtual tours, there’s Black History in Philadelphia to experience.   The African American Museum in Philadelphia Two exhibits that are available virtually, along with its permanent collection. Through His Eyes: Youth Activism in […]

Top 10 Things Black People Want To See Happen In 2021

We’re well into this year and we’ve witnessed so much already. From insurrection to inauguration it’s crazy to think we have more than half of the year left until 2022. However, despite this we as Black people have to continue wanting to seek and create change.  So here are 10 areas of societal improvement that […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the Black Women Who Helped Drive the Civil Rights Movement

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As the nation celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today, it is also worth mentioning the powerful black women who helped King catapult the civil rights movement along his journey. The history books leave out that there were women who boycotted, organized churches, and held rallies. Women who strategized with King, all of whom […]

Vogue joins the long line of White companies that think they know Black people Better than Black people

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Vogue released its February cover featuring Vice President-elect Kamala Harris yesterday, and it’s provoking yet another conversation surrounding race, gender, and a black woman’s voice. Photographed by Tyler Mitchell, the cover photo shows Harris against a draping, pink and green backdrop. A nod to her sorority Alpha Ka Alpha, paired with a Donald Deal jacket and Converse […]

Bridgerton: A Crash Course in Cancel Culture

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Leave it to Shonda Rhymes to hit a home run with her inaugural Netflix project, Bridgerton, based on the Bridgerton series of books, by Julia Quinn. Season one, released on Christmas Day, is from the first book in the series, The Duke and I. While set in England during the early 1800’s, with a focus […]

Why More Companies Need To Advertise With Black Media Outlets

Today companies and brands are eager to reach multiple demographics particularly the Black community.  It’s estimated that Black buying power within the U.S. reached a total of $1.4 trillion in 2019. This is a 48.1 percent increase from 2010. With our buying power in the economy growing, companies need to take things a step further by […]