Appropriation without appreciation: African clothing without African models

October 10, 2017 Amanda Washington 0

Another designer is in the hot seat with the fashion community for cultural appropriation. Stella McCartney debuted her Spring 2018 clothing line during Paris Fashion Week. This unveiling included eco friendly clothing that came from recycled materials and clothing and accessories that were manufactured without harming animals. One thing in particular stood out to her audience. Ankara print, which originates from Dutch and Indonesian wax prints and 19th century African clothing, was featured in her runway show.

American University professor promotes racial equality through policy change

October 7, 2017 Daisy Brumby 0

Not a seat was left in the room when historian Ibram X. Kendi took his place at the podium and told the people in the audience they were either, “racist or anti-racist,” and nothing in between. “I’m sure you heard somebody say ‘I am not a racist,’” Kendi said, calling the phrase the most popular mantra of non-racism. “If you believe in racial hierarchy, you believe in racist ideas. If you believe in racial equality, you believe in anti-racist ideas,” Kendi said. But Kendi said there is no such thing as non-racism because either a person has racist ideas and supports racist policies, or a person has anti-racist ideas and supports anti-racist policies. Simply put, Kendi’s ground-breaking idea is that either people believe in racial equality or they believe in racial hierarchy. “If you believe in racial hierarchy, you believe in racist ideas. If you believe in racial equality, you […]

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October 4, 2017 Teaganne Finn 0

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Room for two? Another D.C. Koreatown is blooming.

October 3, 2017 Taylor Moore 0

Koreatown is right outside of D.C., in Annandale, Virginia. The town reflects the richness of Korean culture. It’s a vibrant community of restaurants, beauty shops, fashion centers, community centers and the like, which harbors thousands of Koreans in the D.C. area every year. The community blossomed in the 1970s, after an influx of Korean migrants. Modern Korean culture has found an additional home in the DMV: Centreville, Virginia. Beltway News reporter Taylor Moore spoke with two residents and professionals in Annandale familiar with the Korean scene in D.C.

The North Korea nuclear threat: how did we get here?

October 3, 2017 Joseph Riley 0

Both North Korea and the U.S. have ratcheted up tensions lately, from North Korea’s launch of ballistic missiles to President Donald Trump stating that North Korea will be “met with fire and fury and…power the likes of which this world has never seen before” if they make any more threats to the United States. While the stakes have been considerably increased by the nuclear capabilities of both countries, the tensions have been broiling under the surface for decades.

U.S. sanctions to strangle North Korean economy

October 3, 2017 Sully Lockett 0

With tensions rising with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the U.S. announced new and stringent sanctions to tighten the screws on the ‘Hermit Kingdom.’ Executive Order 13810, published on Sept. 20, gives the government the most powerful tools yet to strike economically at North Korea, said Undersecretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Sigal Mandelker.

K-pop: the next big thing?

October 3, 2017 Courtney Lee 0

The Korean Culture Center hosted a learning academy in D.C. to allow the public a chance to explore K-pop. The academy offered both dance and singing classes during the month of September.

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