Adele’s Viral Instagram Picture Confirms Society is Obsessed with Commenting on Women’s Appearancesby J'Nae Phillips
Adele has been absent on social media since Christmas 2019, when she posted a photo of herself side-by-side with Santa and The Grinch. It was a cute photo, cute enough that it has nearly 9 million likes. Months later, she’s resurfaced on Instagram sharing a sweet and sentimental post on her 32nd birthday. She wrote […]
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Nipsey Hussle: The Desensitization of Death on Social Mediaby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
This past week, social media has been filled with images and posts of Nipsey Hussle, the Grammy-nominated rapper who was shot dead outside his Los Angeles clothing store. He went from an artist whose songs I’d seen briefly on Spotify playlists, to a community activist who I learnt so much about in a short space […]
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BHM Recap: Will An Eventful Black History Month Lead To Actual Change?by ArenaCommerce Collaborator
Is it just me or did Black History Month feel a bit more eventful than usual? It’s as if this baby month had different entities– people, brands, and publications– either contemplating their effect on black people or just not giving a fuck, almost going out of their way to offend. Well, February seemed to have […]
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I stand with you, Justine Skye: A Plea to the Music Industryby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
Use the darkness of your past to propel you to a brighter future. – Donata Joseph, Author Before I proceed, I would like to make myself crystal clear. I am writing this article from a place of severe rage, anger, and disappointment. I am […]
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The Double Standard of Infidelity in the Industryby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
2018 has definitely been a year of monumental highs and lows for Cardi B. With her debut album followed by number one singles, numerous feuds, a new baby, five Grammy nominations, and now an impending divorce from her husband, rapper Offset, it has been one rocky road for the singer. Recently, Cardi announced that she […]
Is Kim Kardashian Really Naive About Racism?by Dan Bennett
In 2014, Kim Kardashian discovered racism after allegedly coming up against racial abuse, directed at her daughter during a flight. This led to her penning of an “open letter” detailing a new found understanding of racism as an issue she needed to engage with. Since the composition of this letter, it can be said without […]
Are Magazines Getting Their Mojo Back?by Dan Bennett
I recently got to thinking about some of my favourite magazines growing up, a thought which was triggered by the news that Seventeen Magazine is now shifting to a “digital-first strategy.” With only special stand-alone issues being published throughout the year, it’s one of many publications that is making that strategic change. Seventeen was one […]
Twitter Takedowns: The Art of The Internet Apologyby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
What do a romcom actor, a pop star, a movie director, a major league baseball player and a grime artist have in common? This isn’t the beginning of a bad joke; this is a legitimate question. Answer: they’ve all been called out on Twitter for problematic behaviour from their past. And, they’ve all had to […]
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Azealia Banks: Chill, She’s Not Crazy!by Dan Bennett
On the morning of July 16th, 2018, I can vividly remember scrolling through Instagram with one eye open, I peeked on my girl Azealia Banks’ story and sis immediately had me in my bed, snapping, laughing and clapping. It’s so refreshing, she is, to me, one of today’s young Black women with a platform – […]
Addiction and Our Societyby Dan Bennett
So recently, news broke that Demi Lovato had been rushed to hospital due to a suspected drug overdose. She previously went into rehab in 2010 for professional help with substance abuse and had been honest about her struggle with drug addiction. Going as far as to recently admit to her fans, that she had relapsed […]
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