Black Culture, Keepin’ It Real: Celebratin’ Our Roots in the 21st Century

By Carlene Cai Randolph

As a black woman, there’s nothing quite like embracing and celebrating your roots. And when it comes to culture, there’s just something special about black culture that sets it apart from the rest. From the music, to the fashion, to the art, to the language, black culture is a melting pot of creativity, expression, and individuality.

One of the things that makes black culture so unique is the rich history behind it. From the Harlem Renaissance to the Civil Rights Movement, black people have always been at the forefront of shaping and defining what it means to be truly cultural. Our ancestors have paved the way for us to celebrate our heritage and make our mark on the world.

When it comes to music, black culture is unrivaled. From the soulful sounds of Motown to the electrifying beats of hip-hop, black music has always been a source of inspiration and empowerment for people all over the world. Whether you’re feeling down and need a pick-me-up, or just want to dance the night away, there’s a black musical genre out there that speaks to you.

The fashion in black culture is also a major standout. From the iconic styles of the 70s to the current trend of streetwear, black people have always been at the forefront of fashion innovation. From the bold patterns and bright colors of African prints to the sleek lines and monochromatic palettes of high fashion, black fashion is all about making a statement.

And let’s not forget about the art in black culture. From the powerful paintings of Jacob Lawrence to the stunning sculptures of Augusta Savage, black artists have always used their talents to tell our stories and give voice to our experiences. Whether it’s through visual art, dance, or film, black artists are always pushing the boundaries and exploring new ways to express themselves.

Finally, black language is a cornerstone of our culture. From the musicality of African American Vernacular English to the humor and wit of black comedy, our words and expressions are a big part of what makes black culture so unique and special. Whether you’re cracking jokes with your friends, or just having a deep conversation about life, black language is always a source of comfort and connection.

Heck there really is no culture like black culture. From the music to the fashion to the art to the language, our culture is a celebration of who we are and where we come from. As a millennial black woman who loves her culture, I’m proud to be a part of this rich and vibrant tradition, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for black culture.

Just keepin it REAL.