Tag: black culture

Spread Love: Alvin Ailey Embarks on Its 60th Anniversary National Tour

Alvin Ailey dancers perform at the 2011 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s opening night gala on November 30, 2011 in New York City.Photo: Mike Coppola (Getty Images) Still looking for the perfect gift to surprise your sweetie with this Valentine’s Day? How about a night filled with music, beauty, passion, […]

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Ailey, Ascending: Alvin Ailey’s Company Celebrates 60 Years of Dance with a New Work Honoring Its Founder

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs at the Deutsches Theater on July 29, 2014 in Munich, Germany. Still photo by Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images How do you celebrate six decades of groundbreaking dance? If you’re the legendary Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, you stage a yearlong anniversary celebration titled “Ailey Ascending,” […]

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‘N*****fishing’ Is the New Form of Blackface

Emma Hallberg screenshots from Instagram and Twitter. Black Twitter was thrown into a tizzy a couple of weeks ago when the term “n*****fished” went viral. Several pages associated with the term popped up with the intention of outing young, most often white women who appear to be adopting black culture […]

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Finding a seat at the Black Twitter table

I had my first run-in with Black Twitter during my freshman year of college. While scrolling through the feed of my newly created professional account, I came across a tweet with the #BlackTwitter tag, joking about what it was like to go to an HBCU. Though I wasn’t enrolled in a historically black college, I followed […]

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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Doesn’t Know What #OnHere Means

Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testifies during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Twitter’s transparency and accountability, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC.Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) A funny thing happens when white people attempt to co-opt black slang while simultaneously misinterpreting what […]

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Black Model on Vogue’s IG Responds to Troll Who Complained About Too Many ‘Ghetto People’

Salem Mitchell attends the Wolk Morais Collection 7 Fashion Show on June 26, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images) Apparently, Vogue Magazine’s readers and followers are all white, so when they see black women being represented, they immediately wonder why “ghetto people” are being shown because it’s “not like vogue at […]

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Oprah Winfrey Celebrated with New Exhibition at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Oprah Winfrey attends the European Premiere of ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ at BFI IMAX on March 13, 2018 in London, England.Photo: John Phillips (Getty Images) Who is more iconic in contemporary black history than Oprah Winfrey? That was a trick question, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture is celebrating the media […]

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