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Stevie Wonder Says It’s Bullsh*t To Call Bruno Mars An Appropriator

"Here's the thing, God created music for all of us to enjoy,"

Features

No, Bruno Mars Is Not Appropriating Black Culture

In response to a Twitter debate over a Bruno Mars fishbowl discussion, two VIBE writers argue why the 24K Magic artist is not another user of black culture appropriation.

Music News

‘Cash Me Outside’ Girl: “Cultural Appropriation Is Ridiculous”

“I’m acting ‘urban,’ or whatever you want to call it."

Entertainment

The Internet Thinks Kim Kardashian’s Aaliyah Costume Was Cultural Appropriation

Did Mrs. Kardashian-West really culturally appropriate, or do people just not like Kim K?

News

Culture Day: Teen Adorns A ‘Thief’ Costume To Highlight Cultural Appropriation

Josh Welch, 17, decided to imitate the garbs of a thief "because white people steal everyone else's culture."

Viva

Behind The Fashion Industry’s Cultural Appropriation Of Face Tattoos

What does the industry's appropriation of hood aesthetics mean for people of color?

Opinion

Justin Timberlake Isn’t Appropriating Black Culture, But He Isn’t Defending It Either

If a white performer benefits from black culture, they should also fight the injustices that come with black life.

Movies & TV

Laverne Cox Clarifies Stance On Cultural Appropriation In Lengthy Blog Post

Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox lengthened her take on cultural appropriation after an appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live.

News

Amanda Stenberg On Beauty: “White Women Are Praised For Altering Their Bodies, Black Women Are Shamed”

Amandla has some choice words for society's standards of beauty for black women.

News

‘Hunger Games’ Star Amandla Stenberg Calls Out Cultural Appropriation Culprits

'Hunger Games' starlet, Amandla Stenberg, had a lot to say about the handiwork of chronic cultural appropriators like Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Riff Raff and…

Features

The Borrowers: 9 Hood Trends That Went ‘Chic’ After Cultural Appropriation

No one should take fashion trends too seriously. It's understood that sartorial crazes tend to come and go as quickly as traffic lights change, but…
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