Category: Culture

The Future of Black Consumer Engagement

Afropunk should be a wakeup call to marketers that they have to approach black consumers differently.

/ September 19, 2015

#MusicMonday: +Aziz — “RMDN”

Meet @plusaziz, cultural strategist AND singer-songwriter!

/ July 6, 2015

#MusicMonday: Kamasi Washington — “Clair de Lune”

Check out @kamasiw's beautiful take on an iconic composition.

/ June 15, 2015

Noticed: The Expanding Limits of Black Masculinity

Black masculinity evolves to encompass more complexity.

/ June 13, 2015

#MusicMonday: Bad Rabbits — “How High”

New music from @badrabbits & @teddyriley1!

/ June 1, 2015

Jocelyn Cooper of Afropunk in “Fast Company”

.@jocelyn_jc on Afropunk and the innovators that are pushing culture forward

/ May 21, 2015

McWhorter: “A word is a thing on the move.”

.@johnhmcwhorter on the every-changing nature of language

/ May 3, 2015

The Curious Case of Canada Goose

.@canadagooseinc's red, white and blue patches are everywhere. But why, and why now?

/ February 12, 2015

Merriam-Webster’s 2014 Word-of-the-Year: Culture

Turns out, this word was on everyone's mind in 2014.

/ January 8, 2015

Why Is It So Hard To Shift Cultural Frames?

A recurring (and persistent) narrative got me thinking about just how hard it still is to change assumptions in 2014.

/ November 16, 2014
credit: Graeme Mitchell for the NY Times

“Classical Beauty” As Slow Culture

Ideas that are rooted in slower culture are the most difficult to change. Here's one example.

/ September 29, 2014

Afropunk ’14: Day 2 In Pictures

@afropunk closed 2014 in grand style.

/ August 26, 2014