Black culture is influential — whether we’re talking about Black Twitter, music, politics, or style. Black culture is is the root of immense creativity and and is powerful in its persuasiveness. Our trends often catch on fire and spread quickly, often crossing borders and showing up in media around the world. Often, they show up without us. This isn’t about cultural appropriation or shaming anyone for wearing these popular trends — these styles have gone so mainstream that everyone’s wearing them. But that’s the point. They’re so mainstream that you may not know how they originally became popular. Let’s take the time to acknowledge some of these trends that originated from black culture.
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