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Mexican Telenovelas and the Definition of Beauty

Some Mexican families gravitate around soap operas, famously known as telenovelas. The entire household knew they couldn’t distract grandma because it was her telenovela’s grand...

Not Everyone’s a Barbie Girl: a timeline of the iconic doll’s Eurocentrism

This National Barbie Day, we’ll be taking a look through some of Barbie’s ever-changing outfits, careers, body shapes, and skin tones, while dissecting the...

Five BIPOC womxn you need to know

In honor of Women’s History Month, each week Culturas will be sharing five womxn of color who are noteworthy. This week focuses on historical figures...

Sad & Sexualized: The Renaissance of the ABG

It started with the Facebook event: “Find Your BAE Before V-Day.” It was an alluring proposition, but there was a catch: all attendees were...

Movie Critics do Black Films a Disservice

Opinion Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, and IMDb are the ratings you’ll see when you Google a show or a movie. I particularly noticed that when a...

Meg White and the “Girl Drummer”

If you walk into any music store in the western world, you’ll most likely hear a familiar melody emerging from the guitar section. An...

How to shop for Valentine’s day & support Black-owned businesses 

Supporting small businesses has always been essential but supporting small minority-owned industries is vital.  Regardless of romantic entanglement, celebrating Valentine's Day is still exciting...

‘Minari’: the absolute American story

It was 11 p.m. on January 14. There was still an hour left to celebrate Korean American Day, an occasion my Korean American husband...

Illinois set to become first state to abolish cash bail

On Wednesday, the Illinois General Assembly passed H.B. 3653, a sweeping criminal justice reform bill that includes ending cash bail. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has...

House approves impeachment of Donald Trump

One week after the Capitol riots, President Donald Trump became the first president to be impeached twice.  “We cannot begin to heal the soul of...

Vogue celebrates, scrutinizes Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

Fashion giant Vogue honored Vice President-elect Kamala Harris by featuring her as their February cover. The story and accompanying photos were published over the...

Red Sox hires first Black female coach in pro baseball history

Bianca Smith is the next Minor League coach for the Boston Red Sox, becoming professional baseball’s first Black woman to serve as a coach.  “I...
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