CULTURE

Allen Iverson, The Cultural GOAT

Allen Iverson, The Cultural GOAT

Allen Iverson may have never been the best player in the NBA or might have never won a ring but one thing Allen Iverson was, is the definition of real. The Virginia native was an eleven-time NBA All-Star, the MVP of the 2001 NBA season, and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee in 2016. Standing at about six feet in height Iverson made a name for himself as a primetime bucket getter with the ability to shift defenders with his quick feet and low center of gravity. Iverson’s career was filled with thrilling highs and harrowing lows and while...

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Fresh Prince: How Black Culture was Presented in American Living Rooms

Fresh Prince: How Black Culture was Presented in American Living Rooms

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air centers around Will Smith, who is sent to live with his aunt in Bel-Air, California because of his struggle to thrive in his working-class background in Philadelphia. Now while the show is known for Will’s escapades, chasing women and finding himself in hilarious situations like any other sit-com. It’s secret to success was the fact that they had a mainly black cast and it was not about how the “regular” black family in America was living. Fresh Prince was revolutionary in showing off black culture to the mainstream world very subtly. Not only did the show...

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90s Hip Hop Culture and The Undeniable Influence It Had On The World of Fashion and Business

90s Hip Hop Culture and The Undeniable Influence It Had On The World of Fashion and Business

Hip Hop may be music's most entrepreneurial genre, obsessed with hustle, status and the path up from nothing. No other sound is as focused as rap is on starting from the bottom, that is because no other genres have as many artists that have started life at the bottom. For those pioneering black artists who were raised around crime, violence and hustle music helped them transcend their environment. Clothing, more specifically European luxury brands were the original flex; a middle finger to the society that had written them off. Not only did the bars of a hip hop artist have...

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The Last Dance - Jordan 8 Playoffs

The Last Dance - Jordan 8 Playoffs

  Michael Jordan was arguably playing his best basketball ahead of the 1992-1993 NBA season. Having won his second straight championship and MVP award, he closed the summer out with a gold medal in the Olympic Games in Barcelona. That season the Bulls went all the way to the finals once more, this time Jordan was wearing the Jordan 8 Playoffs which released earlier that season. He battled the Phoenix Suns in a six-game series in which he averaged a finals record 41 points per game. The Bulls made history and completed their first 3-peat.   Written by: Ian-Maxime Lufitha...

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THE LAST DANCE - JORDAN 7

THE LAST DANCE - JORDAN 7

Going into the 1991-92 season the NBA was going through a big shift. Magic Johnson had abruptly retired from the league after contracting HIV and Larry Bird was also playing his last season in the league due to constant back problems. The end of the Larry vs Magic era ushered in the beginning of the Jordan era for the NBA. The Bulls came off there first NBA championship the prior summer and were eager to repeat their successes. Just like previous seasons, Michael was sporting the newest sneaker of his signature line. In 1992 the Jordan 7 was released in...

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