All posts tagged in BLM

  • 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

  • April 18, 2018By Marielle Devereaux

    A post-season reflection and summary of the series Black Lightning on The CW. #BLM (Black Lightning Matters!) Warning: May contain spoilers. While the premise of yet another superhero show may seem a bit overused and blase amidst shows like Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, The Arrow, and movies like The Avengers and Black Panther, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-black-lightning-matters/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 8, 2018By Dannii Ceniceros

    Louisiana native Rubia Garcia has gained thousands of followers through social media for her commentary regarding the importance of education, racial justice and equality of opportunity. But this isn’t the only reason she has received so much recognition worldwide. The teacher’s passionate plea to make the lives of others better, only fuels her fight for … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/social-media-teacher-guru-rubia-garcia-pushes-for-law-school-after-heartfelt-encouragement-from-followers/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read