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Kevin Hart Deemed Culturally Insensitive Over ‘Cowboys & Indians’ Party

After sharing images from their son, Kenzo’s, first birthday party, Kevin and Eniko Hart are being called out for what many have deemed cultural appropriation. Eniko shared photos from the “Cowboys and Indians” birthday party on Thanksgiving Day, complete with Native American blankets, cowboy hats and teepees. “Zos cowboys & indians party was nothing but

Arts & Entertainment

Kardashians Credited With ‘Glass Hair’ Trend, Better Known As The Silk Press

Marie Claire is the latest publication to catch heat for crediting a Kardashian with creating something Black women have done for decades. The magazine is currently under fire for publishing an article about a new trend they call “glass hair,” saying the Kardashians are the main inspiration for the look. The style is more accurately

Arts & Entertainment

Kim Kardashian-West Accused of Cultural Appropriation for Rocking Cornrows

After wearing cornrows to the MTV Movie & TV Awards this past weekend, Kim Kardashian-West is being accused of cultural appropriation. Kardashian-West hit the MTV red carpet wearing a white crop top, embellished maxi skirt and black plaits that reached down to her waist. Close-ups 🔥 | MTV Movie & TV Awards #kimkardashianwest #saintwest #keepingupwiththekardashians

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Arts & Entertainment

Travis Turner Defends Voicing Black Character Because He Raps and Lived in Motels

Travis Turner is starring in the Netflix animated series Spy Kids: Mission Critical. He was recently asked by TMZ if he is concerned that there will be backlash because he is a White person doing the voiceover for a Black character. Turner says he has thought about the possibility but defends his choice because he has

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Stevie Wonder Defends Bruno Mars: “God Made Music for Everybody”

Musical legend Stevie Wonder has given his opinion on the debate regarding whether Bruno Mars is culturally appropriating Black music. TMZ caught up with the Grammy Award winner, who has joined the list of celebrities defending Mars.   “God created music for everyone to enjoy. So we cannot limit ourselves by people’s fears and insecurities.

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Kim Kardashian Still Doesn’t Consider ‘Bo Derek Braids’ Cultural Appropriation

Kim Kardashian landed her first cover feature on Elle Magazine. The April cover star opens up about motherhood, her marriage to Kanye West, surrogacy and those controversial “Bo Derek” braids she loves. The mogul doubles down on her choice to sport cornrows despite the constant conversation surrounding how the Kardashian family benefits from Black culture. The

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Sting Speaks on Cultural Appropriation and Working with Shaggy

Sting, former bassist for the new wave rock band the Police has teamed up with dancehall reggae artist Shaggy. The two are working on an unlikely collaborative album 44/876 that is heavily entrenched in the sounds of reggae music. While promoting the effort on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne asked the English musician if he “ever

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Black Celebrities Defend Bruno Mars After Cultural Appropriation Accusations

Last week, the subject of Bruno Mars’ race and musical choices, once again, became a hot topic throughout social media. Following singer and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello calling Mars’ style ‘karaoke,’ a clip from The Grapevine accusing the “24K Magic” singer of cultural appropriation went viral. this is why i hate bruno mars @seren_sensei says it

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Charlie Wilson Defends Bruno Mars Against Cultural Appropriation Claims

With the release of his funk-inspired album, 24K Magic Bruno Mars has been under critique for cultural appropriation. After the chart-topping album became a Grammy smash collecting five awards in 2018 the conversation has intensified. All in spite of Bruno being very vocal about being influenced by Black artists, working with Black musicians, and being a person

Arts & Entertainment

Meshell Ndegeocello Calls Bruno Mars ‘Karaoke,’ Prompting Cultural Appropriation Debate

While promoting her upcoming album Ventriloquism, an album of covers, Meshell Ndegeocello got all the way real about her thoughts on pop superstar Bruno Mars, calling his music “karaoke,” for mimicking the sounds of classic Black artists. “What he’s doing is karaoke, basically. With ‘Finesse,’ in particular, I think he was simply copying Bell Biv

Culture & Black Life

Dear White People: No, It Isn’t OK to ‘Jump the Broom’

People of African dissent are some of the most innovative humans on the planet. There isn’t too much that we cannot do, and American — hell GLOBAL history — proves it. Everyone knows this and while the media is committed to mostly portraying us in a negative light —whether it’s by showcasing some of the poorest nations

Fashion

The Brand Went Too Far! Dolce & Gabbana Wants You To ‘#Boycott’

The Italian fashion house wants you to boycott its brand.  Dolce & Gabbana (D & G) has released a T-shirt that reads “#Boycott Dolce & Gabbana” in response to its public support of First Lady Melania Trump. The $245 white shirt is sold online and has been recently promoted on D & G’s social networks featuring

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