Saturday, 31 August 2019
It’s no secret that the Kardashians have a long and complex history of cultural appropriation.
“I’m EXHAUSTED of white people constantly appropriating black culture and wearing hairstyles we are always ridiculed/chastised for having,” wrote one person on Twitter.
The Twitter user went on to voice frustration that Kendall and others wear cornrows to “look cool”, when actually the style was designed to protect natural hair.
Another person criticised Kendall for “exploiting and stealing from black women” by wearing the hairstyles. Others said that they were unsurprised that Kendall was “back at it with cultural appropriation”.
While some said they were disappointed having defended her in the past.
And many people expressed frustration that the Kardashian/Jenners appear to “never learn” from the criticism.
This isn’t the first time Kendall has been called out for cultural insensitivity. Most famously she starred in the 2017 Pepsi advert in which she stopped a protest by handing an armed police officer a can of the soft drink.
And shortly after that, she and Kylie were branded “culture vultures” for modelling a shirt from their clothing collection in a style that’s largely associated with the Mexican cholo/chola culture.
They were also criticised for including T-shirts with their faces laid over images of iconic black artists like Biggie Smalls in the same collection.
Then, less than a year later, she was dragged for wearing what some perceived as an Afro wig on the cover of Vogue.
Nigeria's Economic and Financial crimes commission agents have arrested two more FBI named Internet scammers who names were amongst the 80 names listed when the FBI busted Nigeria's biggest overseas scam recently.
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Office have arrested two suspected Internet fraudsters linked to the on- going collaborative investigations between the EFCC and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI.
The suspects were separately arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and Owerri, Imo State. One of them, Ogbonnah Atoukaritou, a leader of a loose syndicate of fraudsters allegedly engaged in Business Email Compromise, BEC, was arrested in Port Harcourt while the other suspect, Alpha Chidi Egbeonu, suspected to be involved in defrauding a US- based victim, Goldberg Segalla LLP and other yet to be identified victims, was arrested in Owerri.
Items recovered from the suspects include laptops, android phones, land documents, hard disks, Central Processing Unit, warehouse and a recently built house, now attached by the EFCC.
The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
Friday, 30 August 2019
R.Kelly is appealing to the prison authorities to let him out of the solitary confinement while awaiting trial.
PageSix reports that the music star's lawyers filed an emergency motion on Thursday August, 29, 2019, arguing he should be released from solitary confinement while awaiting trial on child pornography charges.