All posts tagged in black lives matter

  • September 10, 2020By Daryl Perry

    In the age of social media, many fans are asking those they support to speak up about important around the world. For fans of the alternative pop band, Twenty One Pilots, this situation is all too familiar. While drummer Josh Dun spoke out in support of Black Lives Matter in May, lead singer Tyler Joseph … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/heres-whats-wrong-with-tyler-josephs-platform-tweet/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 14, 2020By Shermarie Hyppolite

    “The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.”-Malcolm X No matter the year, Malcolm X’s words will forever ring true. As a Black woman, I am used to Black pain often being reduced … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/black-womens-pain-is-not-your-source-of-entertainment/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 18, 2020By Derek Deng

    “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor” started out as a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement— but in attempts to spread awareness, her death has been co-opted by meme culture, dehumanizing Taylor into a symbol of performative allyship.  Breonna Taylor, a 26 year-old Black woman and emergency room technician, was sleeping on … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/breonna-taylors-death-is-not-a-meme/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 8, 2020By Zoe

    For the past two weeks, fans of global Korean boyband, BTS, came together to raise awareness and donate to various organisations in support of the Black Lives Matter. Although the group wasn’t planning on publicizing their donation, it was reported by Variety on June 6 after they reached out for clarification. BTS and their label, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/bts-army-match-groups-1-million-donation-for-black-lives-matter/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 30, 2017By Victoria Mione

    Harry Styles publicly expresses his support for women and the LGBTQ community. In 2014, he tweeted his support for #HeForShe, an organization for gender equality and female empowerment. He regularly incorporates rainbow flags into his concerts, even more so since the dispersion of One Direction. So if he’s so “woke,” then why is he silent when … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/harry-styles-stays-silent-on-black-lives-matter-despite-concert-woes/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read