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Awkwafina Ocean's 8 Blaccent

“Blaccent” Was Stolen Long Before Awkwafina

Mainstream America takes Black American culture and does what it wants with it. Whether through music or film, the mainstream mimics Black...

Dave Chappelle and The Age of Spin

If I asked Dave Chappelle why it seems like the majority of his online audience doesn’t have anything nice to say about him, he’d...

Mean Girls: An Asian American Retrospective

Mean Girls used to be one of my favorite movies. The plot was full of laugh-out-loud moments and characters who stretched the imagination, but...

‘Dope’: Blackness, Pop Culture, and Growing Up in 2015

Revolving around a circus of coinciding storylines and Malcolm's issues of self-understanding, Dope serves as a humorous representation of popular youth culture in 2015...
Falcon Winter Soldier with Zemo

How Self Aware Is ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’?

Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes stroll through a Baltimore hood on the way to visit Isaiah Bradley, soon revealed as an American...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is not our ‘Black Panther’

I know there’s this hope that CRA is going to be our Black Panther. I see a lot of exuberance surrounding it. We did...

‘Blockers’ Was As Progressive As It Was Raunchy (Preview)

Ike Barinholtz is a professional clown on The Mindy Project. I love him. I also love how pleasantly competent John Cena is as an actor....

‘White People’ and ‘Uncommon Sense’: Why Now?

MTV is rolling out two new shows this month: White People and Uncommon Sense. White People, set to air on July 22, is a special on...
Nickelodeon PSA Black girls

Nickelodeon’s PSA and Why Black Girls Are Not Our Soldiers

by Faith Nwachuku-Taite This piece was originally published by Plugged, a partner of ATC, on their blog Views From The...
AGT Joseph Allen GCU Lopes Up

Joseph Allen, The Suspicious GCU, And “Good Energy”

Note: If you're just here for my take on the strange involvement of Grand Canyon University in Joseph Allen's audition, scroll down to 'The...