Author: Brianna Robinson

Posted on: July 11, 2018 Posted by: Brianna Robinson Comments: 0

What’s the Word? AAVE & the Evolution of Language

Hey! Hi. Hello! Yo! Wassup!? These are all common greetings that we hear from day to day. A couple of these greetings probably wouldn’t be used in emails to professors, but why not? It’s most likely because professors generally don’t use AAVE. What’s that? Well, African American Vernacular English, or AAVE, is a form of english dialects prominently used by black people in the United States. Popularly known as Ebonics,…

Posted on: May 29, 2017 Posted by: Brianna Robinson Comments: 0

Black to the Future: Music’s Millennial Renaissance

As of late in mainstream media and music culture, there has been a reemergence of original sounds and a continuing reference to aesthetics of the past. Currently in music, artists like Kendrick Lamar, Solange and Childish Gambino have utilized many elements of black music, like rock, funk and jazz and implemented modern twists relevant to their lives today. Simply put, most genres of music are created from the bases of…

Posted on: February 7, 2017 Posted by: Brianna Robinson Comments: 0

Growing Up A ‘Blerd’

  This past summer, social media was full of various trending topics like #growingupwithbraces, #growingupwithmyname and my favorite, #growingupblack. Interestingly enough, so many people found other people to identify with through their similar upbringings, which brought forth another super, awesome hashtag, #growingupablerd. (OK, so for those who do not know, a blerd is someone who is black and a nerd. Yes, it’s very complex.) This blerd hashtag was amazing to…