Category: Comodicfication

Commodification of the Blues

The Blues originated in the Mississippi Delta as an expression of the struggles faced by African-Americans in the Deep South. As time went on, the Blues began to spread throughout the United States, gaining acknowledgment

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We Call It Appropriation

After having their homes, families and dignity stripped away during slavery, all the African Americans had left was their minds, but then the white people took that too and called it their own. African Americans

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Commodfied Creativity: The Theft of Black Gold

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzcwWMqRjl8[/embedyt] In recent years millennials have once again called attention to the fact that the white race are embezzling in our Black gold. Instead of appreciating our creative genius they have continuously appropriated our

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Nobody Can Take Away My Blues

By: Gabrielle Brim The blues originated in Mississippi during the late nineteenth century. Artists during this time performed at small shacks and were most likely not paid a lot or at all. However, Europeans were

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