Pop Culture Archive

Hell Hath No Fury Like…Awakening, Falling Head First into Karma & the Bondwoman’s Vengeance

13 May 2016 KELISHA GRAVES The season 1 finale of WGN America’s Underground was like “BOOM!

Shades of Ebony and Blood: Flesh, Fantasy & Devil’s Snare

6 May 2016 KELISHA GRAVES Underground’s episode 9 was stuffed with flesh and fantasy in bloody,

A Gritty Cocktail: Messy Axiology, Performing Freedom & the One Drop Rule

29 April 2016 KELISHA GRAVES Ernestine: “We can survive anything,” Sam: “That’s what I’m afraid of

“Oh Lord, Pray, Sinner, Come:” The Cultural Reverberations of WGN’s Underground

21 April 2016 KELISHA GRAVES “Oh Lord, pray, sinner, come. Move, Daniel. Move!” -Ms. Ernestine’s song. opening

Characters to Avoid While Online Dating

Oh to the new age of dating, it’s unlikely to find anyone now days who hasn’t

Nat Turner is Coming! A New Trajectory in Black Antebellum Filmography

28 January 2016 Kelisha Graves If you know anything about D.W. Griffith’s original film “Birth of a

Young People in Chicago Watch and Discuss Spike Lee’s Chiraq

Spike Lee’s newest feature film, Chiraq, has caused lots of controversy in Chicago since the inception

The Audacity of Scandal’s Abortion Scene

SOURCE:THE ATLANTIC Around this time of year, “Silent Night” typically evokes nativity scenes: a mother and

The Paradoxical Flag Debate, Does Removing it Matter?

25 June 2015 Kelisha Graves  The memory of African people in this hemisphere of the world

The Curious Case of Rachel Dolezal

Everyone knows who Rachel Dolezal is. She’s the hot new face of the grey area of

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Girls: “Forget About Likability “

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is infamous for dropping gems as it relates to the liberation of women.

Snoop Dogg: Ronald Reagan to Blame For L.A. Gang Violence

via The Daily Beast    Nearly a quarter century after the heyday of West Coast hip-hop,

Jay Z Says Hip Hop Has Done More for Race Relations Than Most Cultural Icons

“I think that hip hop has done more for racial relations than most cultural icons,” he

Why Experts Reject Creativity

via The Atlantic In 2007, Steve Ballmer, then-CEO of Microsoft, emphatically predicted that Apple’s new phone

Are You Suffering from “Negrophobia”?

Below is another installment of our featured series, #EducatedShade from the Co-Founders of GenYnot, Jordan +