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Hyun Jin-young and Black America’s Stake in K-pop

Once upon a time (the 1980s), A man from a faraway place came to America—no, not Prince Akeem, goofy—to study engineering....

A Thought: Jay-Z, Mayor of Gotham

Whenever the Batman movies come back, this is a move they could consider: making Jay-Z the mayor of Gotham in the year 2025. If Trump...

A Thought: Why Aren’t There More Asian American Male White Supremacists?

In a world that puts Asian men down, silences us, uses us, ignores us, and shapes this utterly bland, uninspiring, unattractive, and vaguely repulsive...

A Thought: 21 Savage Is STILL From Atlanta, Goofy

I may or may not update this piece given the reactionary nature of this news + subsequent dialogue, but the initial reactions to this bizarre...

A Thought: Random ass kids getting 100,000+ likes on Twitter

Would you RT this if you saw it on your timeline? she wanted to show everybody her stick. so everybody, here is her stick. pic.twitter.com/uffJZZFLR9 —...

Super Apps: Apps as Industries

Originally featured on Zachary's website (zacharyhurdle.com). Can also be found on Civic Eagle If Zachary's thoughts on a Chinese social credit score system didn't blow your...

A Thought: Anime isn’t real, except on the Internet, and it’s driving me mad

When was the last time you saw something resembling Anime sold as a physical product in a store that could be walked into? Unless you...

2 Ways The Junior Basketball Association Could Actually Succeed

The JBA, or Junior Basketball Association, is a men’s basketball league founded by LaVar Ball. It’s composed of young players who, for whatever reason,...

A Thought: The BET Hip-Hop Awards Are Still In Middle School, But Have Potential

We all know hip-hop needs a legitimate alternative entity to the GRAMMYs to annually acknowledge and award the best of the best in the...

A Thought: Asian Americans Can’t Rock Out

Name one Asian American musician in a major scene or subgenre in American music. This prompt on its own warrants some pushback against what my...