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Beloveds, we know cultural appropriation is an insidious issue that must be called out at every turn so as to nip it in its arrogant bud, but we’ve got some news for you: everything a member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan participates in doesn’t automatically fall into that category. (Trust us, we’d likely write a buzz…

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Every time we hear the name Christopher Columbus, we can’t help but wonder: “What will be stolen next.”

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A funny thing happens when white people attempt to co-opt black slang while simultaneously misinterpreting what the slang they are trying to co-opt actually means. They usually end up looking silly, and even when actual black ass people come through and try to point out where they went wrong, they willfully—and often…

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Actor Zac Efron soon learned that you can’t play the part of a dreadlocked Rasta and a bubblegum entertainer at the same time.

The post Is Zac Efron the latest perpetrator of cultural appropriation? appeared first on theGrio.

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riday morning, millions of Black Americans woke up to the news that Taylor Swift had did something she should have never done without permission.

The post Taylor Swift did What?! 5 Things white people never need to do without permission appeared first on theGrio.

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Today on #theDownload: There was a fourth explosion Sunday night, in Southwest, Texas, injuring two young men in their twenties. The Austin Chief Police told reporters that it is possible the explosion “was activated by someone who used a tripwire either handling, kicking or coming in contact with a tripwire that activated the device.” The investigation […]

The post The Download | March 19: Fourth Texas bombing + New study on wealth disparity between black and white boys + Stevie Wonder defends Bruno Mars appeared first on theGrio.

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Flourgon, a Jamaican dancehall artist legally known as Michael May, has sued Miley Cyrus and Sony Music to the tune of $300 million for copyright infringement.

The post Miley Cyrus And Mike Will Made It sued for $300 million in copyright infringement lawsuit appeared first on theGrio.

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Bruno Mars is still being dragged by some folks who believe the singer is guilty of appropriating black music for his benefit. While we can think of several reasons this non-argument is garbage, (he’s Puerto Rican, he always credits Black musicians for inspiring him, his hair just looks like that on its own) we decided […]

The post Charlie Wilson, 9th Wonder, and other Black celebs show support for Bruno Mars appeared first on theGrio.

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This is the final, last, ultimate and definitive word on why the Bruno Mars cultural appropriation discussion is beyond stupid.

The post The last and definitive op-ed to shut down the Bruno Mars cultural appropriation nonsense appeared first on theGrio.

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Writer Ernest Owens, whose exchange with Timberlake over cultural appropriation went viral, says "Say Something" is nothing more than the singer crying wolf.

The post Justin Timberlake wrote a new song about me, and I’m not impressed appeared first on theGrio.

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Officials at the University of Oxford’s Magdalen College in the UK are considering whether to […]

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In the wake of last week’s nail-biting presidential election, many Americans are still grappling with […]

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San Francisco State University will provide African-American dorms to serve as a safe space for […]

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The cameraman who recorded a Black San Francisco State University student confronting a white student […]

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Apparently white Swedish women are using spray tan to make themselves Black. As revealed by […]

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The Case of Rachel Dolezal We all remember Rachel Dolezal. The former NAACP chapter president […]

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Here it comes again. It’s Blackface, it’s Columbus’ing a culture to take credit for its […]

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Amandla Stenberg, Black Comic Books, black comics creators, Comics, cultural appropriation, Editor's Picks, Entertainment -

The Hunger Games actress, musician and social justice commentator Amandla Stenberg made headlines earlier this […]

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Marvel Comics recently revealed rap crossover covers that are meant to serve as a homage […]

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