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  • December 15, 2020By Shermarie Hyppolite

    Black culture is so heavily ingrained in pop culture that people unfamiliar with aspects of Black culture have reimagined Black culture to be the gateway to popularity. So many of the popular things we see on the daily like music, fashion and comedy are led by Black people, to the point where Black is sort … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/op-ed-why-its-problematic-to-label-aave-as-stan-culture/" 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

  • August 8, 2020By Daryl Perry

    Fitness has been a part of YouTube for a long time. OG’s like Blogilates, Fitness Blender, and others have posted workout and health-based content for years. But one of fitness YouTube’s newest stars is 34-year-old Chloe Ting, known for her challenging and free workout programs. I first heard about Ting a couple of months ago … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/chloe-ting-a-positive-light-in-the-youtube-fitness-community/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 3, 2020By Mary Dodys

    Do you remember reading your mother’s magazines and finding tips on losing weight? Maybe you’ve stumbled upon an infomercial at one a.m. that was advertising fat-shedding pills and products. Or perhaps your friend suggested a new diet plan like paleo, veganism or simply not ingesting food so you can both get your beach bodies ready. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/tiktok-tumblr-and-emma-chamberlain-the-internet-and-eating-disorder-culture/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 2, 2020By Shermarie Hyppolite

    It’s no secret that Black culture remains the blueprint for many of the trends popular today. Whether that be fashion, music, dance, beauty, creative content, or language, Black people created new and exciting things for everyone to consume… only for Black creators to often not be given any credit or for their product to be … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-theft-of-black-creations-by-the-fashion-industry-needs-to-stop/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 14, 2020By Phyllis Feng

    We live in a gilded age of fame — or is it a cage? Some would say that we’re soaring on an upward trajectory when it comes to social media and that the latitude of influencers is ever-spreading and ever-ripping, throughout society. We have never been more intimate with each other. We have never had … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/should-celebrities-be-held-to-higher-standards/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 2, 2020By Shermarie Hyppolite

    What Happened? PETA has completely missed the mark once again when it comes to advocating for animal rights. The American animal rights nonprofit has a slogan of “animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.” The organization focuses on ending factory farming, fur farming, animal … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-petas-nfl-commercial-is-problematic/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 30, 2020By Phyllis Feng

    A cappella, in a nutshell In an era rife with EDM, autotune, “whisperpop,” and other musical paraphernalia, where does a cappella find itself amidst all this cacophony? Literally meaning “without musical accompaniment,” a cappella is music stripped down to its bare bones, piercing through all the technological accessories we have today and manipulating humanity’s most … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-deep-dive-into-the-world-of-a-cappella/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 21, 2020By Ariel Zedric

    Editor’s Note: This interview was edited for clarity and length. Best known for their hits, “All I Want” and “High Hopes,” the Irish indie rock band Kodaline has released its first single of 2020. After finishing up their UK tour, the band dropped “Wherever You Are,” which takes inspiration from being on tour and away from … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/kodalines-drummer-vincent-may-jr-talks-first-single-of-2020-and-upcoming-album/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 19, 2020By Phyllis Feng

    New year, new me. Months ago in a previous article — “Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star: What Makes This Duo So Dynamic?”— I analyzed the nature of the relationship between these two YouTube celebrities, and, while I always strive to remain impartial, my bias was clearly evident: I painted both YouTubers in a rather favorable … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-toxic-meaning-of-iconic-and-why-im-no-longer-a-jeffree-star-fan/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 24, 2019By Ron Rocky Coloma

    Singer and songwriter Alus wrote and recorded her music in her bedroom that typically received massive attention on YouTube. She consistently released a number of singles with music videos that boasted about more than 500,000 views on YouTube. According to Alus, her single “Cherry” has been her new pride and joy. The songstress’s profound passion … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/alus-single-cherry-brings-back-willy-wonka-to-pop-culture/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 18, 2019By Ron Rocky Coloma

    21-year-old singer RYAHN talks about her single “Sad Boy” and the continuous journey of her fondness for music, art and the cycle of life—an inspiration for her music’s themes. RYAHN, who is of African American, Cuban, and Jamaican or Belizean descent, hails from Broward County, Florida and started her musical journey when she very young. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/ryahns-single-sad-boy-reveals-her-personal-growth/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read