With stunning models representing Brazilian Blackness, it’s clear that Jeferson Lima has tapped into a culture that exudes pride in one’s own body. Lima’s project not only aims to highlight Black beauty but also strives to celebrate and channel Salvador’s spirit through the Black community.
In recent Hip-Hop related news, the rapper B.o.B has challenged the scientific idea that the Earth is round.
It’s been two embarrassing years for the Academy Awards on the diversity front. Not only was #OscarsSoWhite a needed slogan last year, but it’s even more justified this year as, once again, no actors or actresses of color were nominated for a single award. To bring some humor to the situation, as well as some additional criticism through satire, NBC’s Saturday Night Live played off of the moment in a recent sketch.
Many thought the lack of diversity in the 87th Academy Awards in 2015 and the #OscarsSoWhite social media campaign that followed would be a sufficient wake up call. The last thing that anyone expected was that the 88th Academy Awards would take a major step in the wrong direction when it was already so far behind.
Had I known that listening to strangers talk about random things would help with my anxiety, I would have started long ago.
At the beginning of Winter Break, I was in a particularly low depressive bout and had been off medication for about three months. To avoid any potential triggers, and because generally the radio is less than satisfactory, I’d been driving around in silence. That got old quickly, so I decided to give a listen to The Read, a podcast many of my friends have loved and suggested for years despite my constant dismissal.
by Lamont Lilly
Through a long history of medical examinations and scientific data, the film Concussion directly links repeated violent brain trauma of NFL worker-athletes to dementia, depression, memory loss, mental illness and even suicide. The truth is all laid out here. Yes! It’s an ugly reality, and a bit uncomfortable for most football fans, but truth is, the National Football League (NFL) is a billion dollar industry that doesn’t a give a damn about its player-employees.
Fuller House, a revival of Full House is scheduled to premiere on Netflix in 2016. Growing up, I loved Full House. At night, I imagined that I was a lost Tanner child. Now, I realize I was never destined to join the Tanner family tree—I didn’t fit any of the casting descriptions as a person of color. Twenty years later, I’m wondering what popular shows like Full House would’ve been like if they included people of color?
On January 18, 2016, DeRay McKesson joined Stephen Colbert on his late night talk show where he talked about Campaign Zero and white privilege with the host.