Mariah Thomas

  • September 26, 2017By Mariah Thomas

    Cardi B (real name Belcalis Almanzar) climbed her way to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week, knocking Taylor Swift from the high spot. The former “Love and Hip Hop” star made  “money moves” as her hit song “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” rose from No. 2 to No. 1 on the latest … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/cardi-b-makes-moves-as-bodak-yellow-climbs-to-no-1/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 14, 2017By Mariah Thomas

    Last week consumer mega-company Procter and Gamble launched an online ad of black parents across decades discussing racism to their children. The two-minute ad, known as “The Talk,” is part of the company’s My Black Is Beautiful campaign that promotes black women and self- empowerment. As a black American, it’s practically the “norm” to get the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/pgs-beautiful-the-talk-ad-ignites-backlash-from-white-conservatives/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 1, 2017By Mariah Thomas

    The 2018 Pirelli Calendar is changing its latest 12-page spread into an essence of #blackmagic. The calendar, first published in 1983 by a tire company of the same name, is known for their provocative and sensual images of women— most images captured by well-known, prominent photographers. The 2018 calendar will reimagine the characters from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-2018-pirelli-calendar-breaks-barriers-with-all-black-celebrity-cast/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 11, 2017By Mariah Thomas

    Need artistic inspiration, a late-night art piece or an aesthetic portrait to match your mood for the day without having to travel to the museum? The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) came up with the perfect innovation for art-lovers on-the-go: a project called “Send Me SFMOMA.”  The project allows you to be sent a picture of … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/art-through-texting-get-your-art-on-demand/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 11, 2017By Mariah Thomas

    After Rob Kardashian’s “revenge porn” against ex-fiance Black Chyna, their fiasco has made its way to court. Last week, Kardashian went on an Instagram rampage posting nude and explicit photos of Chyna, given name Angela White, while accusing her of drug use, alcohol abuse and infidelity. Following his social media breakdown, Chyna took legal action … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/black-chyna-takes-legal-action-against-rob-kardashians-revenge-porn/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 9, 2017By Mariah Thomas

    After a five-year hiatus, Kesha returns with the release of her new single, “Praying.” The song dropped on June 6 and is an inspirational ballad reflecting Kesha’s emotional rollercoaster during her absence. Kesha’s absence from the music industry was a result of depression and her legal battle against her producer and record label head, Dr.Luke … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/kesha-drops-emotional-new-single-after-5-year-hiatus/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 4, 2017By Mariah Thomas

    President Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star has gone viral on social media. The star has been consistently vandalized throughout the election and it has continued throughout his presidency. With Trump’s decision to stray from the Paris Climate Agreement and his plan to reform the Affordable Care Act, it’s no surprise that people would want … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/woman-cleans-trumps-hollywood-star-and-inspires-memes-of-the-week/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read