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We’ve been hearing a lot of chatter about a phenomenon called “performative activism.” Well, you’re about to hear it again. Inclusivity in the commercial space has been all the rage in the past years. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna pioneered skin-tone inclusivity in makeup, brands have been releasing Pride lines and launches, and even Band-aids now…

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African American Vernacular English gave birth to words such as “finna,” “deadass,” and “lit.” But when these words leave our communities and enter the ether of popular culture, how do we as Black people ensure that they aren’t used in an incorrect or harmful way? VOX ATL board member Zariah Taylor heard from VOXers Jennie,…

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