appropriation

Sephora is selling Kopari Coconut Melt for $38.

If Not Made by God Herself, Why Is Sephora Selling $38 Coconut Oil?

by Zahara Hill   Dec 20, 2017

Ah, coconut oil. It moisturizes our hair, softens our skin and is an indelible aspect of the Black beautification routine. But the best part... Read More

Bruh, What Was Pepsi Thinking With This Kendall Jenner Ad?

Bruh, What Was Pepsi Thinking With This Kendall Jenner Ad?

by #TeamEbony   Apr 05, 2017

UPDATE: Since the collective bashing of Pepsi’s “Live For The Now Moments” commercial ad, after first, defending the concept stating: “The creative showcases a... Read More

Blake Lively instagram

Black Bodies and the Last Frontier of Cultural Appropriation

by Michael Harriot   May 20, 2016

In a country where physical attractiveness has long been defined by a European beauty aesthetic, Black women have been made to feel ashamed of... Read More

Lupita Nyong'o African Hairstyles

Africa Makes It, Europe Takes It: Why the Diaspora Deserves More Respect

by Tasha Williams   May 18, 2016

Fashion groupies swooned over Lupita Nyong’o’s recent skyscraping Met Gala updo and Vogue (being Vogue) jumped to credit the inspiration for her style to... Read More