Author: Hannah Davis

Posted on: October 15, 2021 Posted by: Hannah Davis Comments: 0

On Jesy Nelson and the Problem with Blackfishing

If you follow pop music and have been keeping up with the news over the past week, you’d know that former Little Mix member Jesy Nelson has made her solo debut. You may remember Little Mix from the U.K. version of The X-Factor, where Simon Cowell manufactured the group, helped them win the show and guided them during the early years of their career.  Nelson left the group in 2020,…

Posted on: September 27, 2021 Posted by: Hannah Davis Comments: 0

About the Kent State Museum’s Latest Exhibit on Black Hair

Art lovers in the Kent community can now explore all things related to Black hair, thanks to the Kent State University Museum’s new exhibition “TEXTURES: the history and art of Black hair.” The exhibition’s debut follows a four-year journey of research and curation. I caught up with the exhibition’s co-curators, professors Tameka Ellington Ph.D. and Joseph Underwood Ph.D., to talk about what visitors could expect from the exhibit.  What inspired…

Posted on: April 30, 2021 Posted by: Hannah Davis Comments: 0

How TikTok Contributes to the Obscurity of Black Creatives

Tiktok is the latest social media app that’s captured Americans’ time and attention with over one billion users worldwide. One feature that distinguishes TikTok from other social media apps is its algorithm.  TikTok’s unique algorithm grants users the ability to set new trends and create a whole new subculture online. However, it also serves as a contributor to censorship and the erasure of the legacy of people of color in…