Recently I had a friend ask me about the name of this blog, The Melanin Ajumma, and why I had chosen such a name. Being Black American, she understood the melanin part of the name, but not being familiar with Korean Culture, she had no idea the reasoning behind Ajumma. It then hit me, that … More Why do I call myself the Melanin Ajumma?
In the United States, the entire month of February is observed as Black History Month. Stating in 1926 as “Negro History Week”, Black History Month evolved into an entire month celebration and achievements of African Americans in the U.S in 1976. This Black History Month, I wanted to shine a light on some Black creatives … More Black Creatives in the Korean Music Industry
As I revisited my favorite Korean Pop albums of 2021, I found myself listening to “Magic Carpet Ride” by NCT 127 on repeat. I grew up in the 90’s where R&B was king and you would sit anticipating when you could here your favorite songs on the radio. “Magic Carpet Ride” give me the same … More Harvey Mason Jr: A potential ally for K-Pop inclusivity into The Recording Academy-Grammy’s
On May 26th 2021, McDonald’s launched the BTS meal in select countries. The meal consist of 10 piece nuggets, medium fries and medium drink. Over all, nothing special about this meal and it’s usually a part of McD’s combo meals in the U.S. However what made this meal truly special are the Sweet Chili and … More BTSxMcDonald’s: What a mess!!! I’m Not Lovin’ It!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. Not for lack of trying, there are so many things I want to talk about. I actually have about 4 articles that are partially written. However, after contracting Covid in January my focus and energy is just not the the same. It’s been hard keeping focused to … More Site Update and A new series
The success of Dynamite, charting the number one and two spots off and on since it’s release, has made buzz throughout the industry. This now has people talking, including ARMY, about BTS being eligible for a Grammy nomination. Grammy nominations will be announced November 24th with the awards tentative date for January 31, 2021. Although … More BTS and the Grammy’s: An Unpopular Opinion
***This is an older post about Monsta X all English album that I never completed to due the pandemic. I still feel like it’s relevant, especially with BTS’s “Dynamite” and Blackpink’s “Ice Cream” All English songs hitting the global market**** I started really thinking about the importance of Korean Pop artist and groups releasing all … More Are all English songs/albums necessary?
I’m not sure how many of you have been having a hard time finding motivation to still be productive and creative during this global pandemic. It’s been so hard for me to finish a few blogs that I have written over the last few months. As an essential worker in NYC it has been a … More Finding Motivation through Fandoms
I’ve been in this world of Korean dramas, pop, hip-hop and R&B for about 2 years now. One of the first things I noticed was the deep and eminence passion that people feel for their favorite groups, idols and entertainment personalities. Stan culture is real! Like so real, internet wars have broken out. These Twitter/Internet … More I Think I’m in a Gang!
In the last 24 hours I have read and seen some of the most childish and disgusting behavior from members of a fandom in the two plus years I have been following K-Pop. Some “ARMY’s” felt the need to email and tweet Big Hit Entertainment to put a stop to “gay behavior“! Are you fucking … More How dare you call yourself ARMY…..