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Your Guide to Avoiding Cultural Appropriation

Kadia Blagrove | Posted 08.30.2015 | Black Voices
Kadia Blagrove

Are my examples of this style diverse? Fashion and beauty media, this one is for you. Cornrows, box braids, bantu knots, saris, dashikis and everything else that is outside of white American culture aren't new or fresh simply because you finally recognized its existence.

'Whiteness Goggles' Set Out To Change How You See Cultural Appropriation

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.21.2015 | Arts

Having a hard time understanding the meaning of appropriation? Take a look at Portland-based artist Roger Peet's handy "Whiteness Goggles" series. In...

'All Eyes' on Double Duchess: The Electro-Hop Duo Inspired by All-Things-Grace Jones

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Oscar Raymundo

Together as electro-hop duo Double Duchess, David "davO" Richardson and Krylon Superstar have been performing live and making San Francisco partygoers sweat their butts off for years -- five at the very least. But this week marks the culmination of every drop of sweat they, themselves, have spilt on stage.

Twerking Fitness Classes Are Now A Thing

YourTango.com | Posted 07.06.2015 | Weird News

Thought twerking had peaked as a trend? Guess again. It seems that fitness gurus are hosting classes in the finer points of booty-shaking. ...

Russian Court Says 'Nyet!' To Twerking Next To WWII Memorial

AP | Posted 04.28.2015 | Weird News

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in southern Russia has sentenced three young women to brief jail terms for making a video showing them twerking next to a Worl...

What Do Your Dance Moves Say About You?

Jay Clark | Posted 01.21.2015 | Style
Jay Clark

In my new book, Finding Mr. Brightside, Juliette gets dragged out onto the dance floor by twerking dervish Heidi and instinctive robot buster-outer Abram. What does any of that even mean? You're about to find out.

'Adorkable' Is Now In The Dictionary

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.22.2014 | Books

“Photobomb,” “selfie,” “twerking” and “meme” are the latest additions to the print edition of the "Collins English Dictionary." Acc...

This 'Price Is Right' Contestant Twerks His Way To Victory

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment

"Price is Right" contestant Eliot just seemed like a regular guy when he first spun the wheel trying to make it into the Showcase Showdown, but it did...

Twerking Turtle Comes Out Of Shell, Shows Us How Adorable The Dance Can Be

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.27.2014 | Good News

This twerking turtle twertle used to be a shut-in, but he's really come out of his shell. To wit: The little fella celebrates bath time as only a h...

Teacher Quits To Twerk On Vine, Makes A Buttload Of Money

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.01.2014 | Weird News

There's no reason to wake up and go to twerk every day unless you love your job. Jessica Vanessa didn't mind her assistant teaching job at a Florid...

Metal Twerking Might Be The Most Absurd Thing Yet

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment

Just when we thought we had reached the nadir/apex of human existence in a post-"Anaconda" world, here's Mastodon's music video for "The Motherload." ...

Mexico Is Trying To Fine Miley For A Twerking Incident

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

MONTERREY, Sept 17 (Reuters) - A Mexican state legislature has asked the country's federal government to fine singer Miley Cyrus after one of her da...

Joy, Fear, and Twerking: The Glory of Amber Rose

Olivia Cole | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Olivia Cole

The anger at Amber Rose comes from a place of fear -- all hate is fear, at its root -- fear of a woman who exists outside of patriarchal parameters. How else can she be controlled? But for women, I also hear the anger coming from a place of envy.

Black Women Call Taylor Swift's New Video 'Really Troubling'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.21.2014 | Black Voices

Taylor Swift got herself into some hot water with the music video for her new single "Shake It Off." The clip features Swift trying and failing to fit...

Why Dads Should Not Condemn Nicki Minaj

Sam Fiorella | Posted 10.04.2014 | Parents
Sam Fiorella

Our girls have choices; the world is their oyster. Let's not teach them to hate other women for their choices. If we do, they'll learn to hate themselves when/if they find themselves in a situation where their bodies are, voluntarily or otherwise, being objectified

PE Teacher Suspended For Twerking With Students

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.10.2014 | Weird News

A physical education teacher in Florida has been suspended after allegedly giving students twerking lessons. Courtney Spruill, who teaches history ...

The Science of Twerking

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Vanessa Van Edwards

It seems that the twerking trend simply won't die. But why? What about this bizarre dance craze is so fascinating? First, let's get clear on what tw...

Twerking While Pregnant and Other Mommy-to-Be Musings

Julee Wilson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Black Voices
Julee Wilson

I'm 28 weeks pregnant and like many moms-to-be, I'm riddled with questions and mommy guilt. Am I doing this right? How will this affect the baby? Can I eat that? However, I've noticed that my list of worries is also deeply rooted in holding onto my pre-pregnancy self.

Women Arrested After Twerking

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.01.2014 | Weird News

There's an old saying, "You can't fight City Hall," but you shouldn't twerk there either. Three women were arrested Monday afternoon after two of t...

Robert Plant, Big Freedia Rock: Good Day for Golden Gods and Goddesses at Jazz Fest

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 06.26.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Robert Plant was in fine form closing out the stage at Saturday's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, with Phish jamming across the track for hours. From Led Zepplin classics to thoughtfully curated covers, he did not disappoint.

Will The Wiggle Replace Twerking?

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Now that we've all mastered twerking, it's time to "wiggle." "Talk Dirty" singer Jason Derulo stopped by What's Trending Live! to teach our host, S...

What I Learned From Miley Cyrus

Marion Winik | Posted 06.14.2014 | Entertainment
Marion Winik

Last week I saw Miley Cyrus in concert at the Verizon Center in D.C. and what a crash course in modern culture it was. Let me tell you about my night with the lovely and talented badass, Ms. Destiny Hope Cyrus, aka Miley.

Feminism: 4th Down?

Cate Montana | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Cate Montana

Once upon a time, feminism was a clear-cut moral and social imperative and sheer common sense. Now the F word means rants on New Feminism, embodied feminism, Miley Cyrus and rebranding. It's a commodity. Ad agency fodder.

Move Over Celebutantes and Twerkers, It's Time for a Ladylike Revolution

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 04.08.2014 | Books
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Have you heard about the latest YouTube craze, subwoofer orgasm videos? Why bother with twerking and other provocative dance videos when girls are wil...

It Happened To Me: There Are No White People In My Twerk-Out Class And I'm Suddenly Feeling Uncomfortable With It

Kadia Blagrove | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices
Kadia Blagrove

Because I was directly in front of her, I had no choice but to twerk in her face. Over the course of the next hour, I felt her despair turn into resentment and then contempt. I just knew for sure that it was directed toward me and my booty.