Monday, January 24, 2022

Music

BREAKDOWN OF THE CARDI B AND CANDACE OWENS FIASCO  

WHY ARE THESE REPUBLICANS SO PRESSED OVER CARDI?  In light of the presidential elections coming to a close, a feud sparked between two well-known Black women. 27-year-old rapper Cardi B was bashed by 32-year-old conservative commentator Candace Owens in September following the artist's interview with Joe Biden (Democrat). The Event: Owens appeared...

INCORPORATING FEMININE FASHION INTO YOUR DAILY LIFE

HOW SOCIAL CONSTRUCTS ARE CRAMPING YOUR STYLE Fashion trends always seem to be changing, and trying to keep up with what is and isn’t in style can be a hard job - even for the biggest of influencers and fashion icons.  When it comes to style and clothing, women have...

NATIONAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS DAY

WOMEN OF COLOR IN BUSINESS Since the beginning of time, men have controlled every aspect of our lives. They caught the food, found the land, wrote the laws, designed the clothes, constructed the buildings, built the companies that accomplished all of this, and made decisions about absolutely everything. Yet, they...

WORSHIP AS A LIFESTYLE

WHAT IS CONSIDERED WORSHIP? Everyone is on their knees, hands raised, praising God in complete surrender. And here I am, stressing about my Shakespeare exam with my notecards surreptitiously hidden in my hands between the folds of my dress. This has been my worship life for the past month. I guess...

CONCERTS AFTER CORONA

WHAT WILL THEY LOOK LIKE? Picture this: it’s January of 2020 and you have just received tickets to a Harry Styles concert as a holiday gift. You spend the next few weeks planning outfits, religiously listening to Fine Line, imagining what it’s like to breathe the same air as your...

WHAT TAYLOR SWIFT’S ‘FOLKLORE’ MEANS TO QUEER FANS

A MUSICAL ANALYSIS AND REVIEW Earlier this summer, Taylor Swift dropped her eighth album with only a day’s notice. ‘Folklore’ seems to take Swift a few steps back to her country roots and away from the mainstream pop of her past few albums. Made entirely during isolation, Swift describes ‘Folklore”...

BALLROOM CULTURE

APPROPRIATION VS APPERICAION “I’m so into voguing right now.” When Vanessa Hudgens said these words while a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, she created a ripple felt throughout certain populations of the queer community. Almost instantly, Hudgens received backlash for her comment. Was Hudgens paying homage to queer culture? Or...

THE AFROCENTRIC ARTISTRY OF ‘BLACK IS KING’

A FASHION REVIEW  Beyoncé’s Black is King is a visually stunning masterpiece that venerates various African cultures in all their distinct majesties. This glorious celebration of black innovation and triumph was an impeccable synthesis of Beyoncé’s legendary vocal prowess and lavish costume designs, the latter eliciting discussions about the garments’...

FASHION IN EARLY 2000s MUSIC VIDEOS

A TIMELINE OF LEGACY AND INFLUENCE The early 2000s were a glorious celebration of Hip Hop and R&B, the airways dominated by crunk and masterfully-crafted R&B albums. The effects of such an influential epoch of music can still be felt in modern music videos, particularly in the wardrobe. A...