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We treat individuals in the spotlight as gods or Satan incarnate. We tell broken stories about teams, communities, nations, and other groups to protect our worldviews. We're all human though, meaning our stories deserve more than a TMZ article. This category takes a look at how we look at people

Macklemore Sesame Street

“180” S1 E3 – Are White People Guests in Hip-Hop?

For the 180 podcast episode, listen here. To keep up with 180, subscribe to the 180 RSS Feed. This...
Doja Cat Cancel Culture

Doja Cat Is Too Weird To Be Cancelled

Doja Cat’s newest album Planet Her debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. With the album’s popularity, it’s hard to believe...
Lil Nas X BET Awards

Lil Nas X Is Living Out My Teenage Dreams And I’m Here for It

“Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician.”- Kurt Vonnegut I grew up in the 2000s, an...
DaBaby Festival Appearance

DaBaby’s Not Cancelled, Just His Festival Appearances

DaBaby’s name has been saturating Google searches and trending topics on Twitter — and not for good reason. His recent homophobic rant...
Sunisa Lee Hmong American

What Sunisa Lee Did For Hmong Americans, a Nation Within a Nation

I was never an avid follower of the Olympics. I tuned into the Games when they made their way around and sometimes...

ATC Will Capitalize Both “Black” and “White” Racial Identities

For the foreseeable future, Across The Culture will be capitalizing both "Black" and "White" when using these terms as racial identities.
Josh Gibson Babe Ruth Black

Josh Gibson: The Epic, Painful Answer To “What If Babe Ruth Was Black?”

The resurfacing of a century-old suspicion that legendary composer Ludwig van Beethoven had immediate African ancestry was one of Twitter's 2020 highlights....
FNF Chop Walk Down Video

FNF Chop on “Walk Down” Success and the Injustice of Parole

How many times have you read this story? Up-and-coming rapper with some momentum in his career violates...
Alexander Twilight

America’s First Black College Grad Was White. Huh?

Alexander Twilight was Black. Then he was white. His classmates described him as "swarthy." (Old Stone House...
Chivona Newsome BLM Tigray Genocide

Hope and a Hiccup in BLM NY’s Recognition of the Tigray Genocide

Chivona Renee Newsome, co-founder of the Greater New York chapter of Black Lives Matter, spoke at a Tigray Genocide protest Sunday morning....