Why The So-Called Nicki Minaj vs. Taylor Swift “Twitter Beef” Was a Complete Social Media Trap

As I was informed by social media about the quarrel (I haven’t used that word in, how long?) between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift over the MTV VMA nominations for Video of the Year, I really could have cared less. But I’ll proceed to explain why I am writing about it anyway. I felt that for starters, their whole exchange derived out of an event and show that … Continue reading Why The So-Called Nicki Minaj vs. Taylor Swift “Twitter Beef” Was a Complete Social Media Trap

Please Stop: VOGUE.com Forgets That Black Baby Girls Have Rocked Curly And Natural Hairstyles For Years Too

I almost couldn’t get through Vogue.com’s latest offense of “How North West’s Curly Styles Are Inspiring a Generation of Natural Hair Girls” without getting fidgety in my seat and hyper in emotions. I wanted to hop on the MTA to Lower Manhattan and rush to the outside of Conde Nast’s offices and scream “Stop It.” And don’t worry. I’m not about to attack the utter adorable-ness that … Continue reading Please Stop: VOGUE.com Forgets That Black Baby Girls Have Rocked Curly And Natural Hairstyles For Years Too

Stop Columbusing 101: They Are Called “Bantu Knots”, Not “Twisted Mini Buns”!

I’m going to give Marc Jacobs the benefit of the doubt because I know that he’s not the one telling everyone and anyone that he invented the hairstyle of Bantu knots. But I know who I will blame for the recent case of cultural appropriation, which is the White media. The “White media” (aka most publications and news sources, headed by White male CEOs or directors, … Continue reading Stop Columbusing 101: They Are Called “Bantu Knots”, Not “Twisted Mini Buns”!