The Complicated Rise of J.Lo

“Lopez’s level of success, as a woman and as a Latinx artist, has layered intricacies to what she symbolizes as a pop culture icon today. To her large Latinx fanbase, and especially in the United States, she’s the ultimate status to aspire to when it comes to making it as a Latinx in America, without sacrificing your heritage and who you are. On the other hand, her career simultaneously showcases the marketing mindsets of industry executives then and now and how Black artists have and will continue to shape the cultural landscape of art, music and beyond, whether they receive the due credit, acknowledgement and praise they deserve or not. In an age where fans demand the utmost transparency from their favorite artists, maybe a nod of acknowledgement from Lopez regarding who helped shape her musical success, is all that people ask of her.”

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Kehinde Wiley Challenges French Colonialism and Celebrates Māhū Indentity

In his latest work, Kehinde Wiley celebrates the identity of Tahitian Māhū people. Māhū loosely translates to “trans” and is a term to describe those of a third gender. Historically, Māhū people were deeply respected and often served as healers, priests, teachers and keepers of the culture in Native Hawaiian and Tahitian communities. 

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'If Beale Street Could Talk' Actress Ebony Obsidian to Star In Dutch Horror 'Swipe"

Swipe tells the story of a student (Obsidian) who is on her way home when she suddenly matches with a guy that she never swiped right in the first place. While on the subway, he pops up again and this time he has uploaded a new photo, showing him also on the subway. Coincidence, or is he getting closer and closer?

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