The Real History of the Partition in Ms. Marvel - Ms. Marvel, a Pakistani American teenager named Kamala Khan, is the latest superhero to join the Marvel Universe. Her superpower? Family bangles that carry the strength and power of intergenerational knowledge passed down by her grandmother from Pakistan. Based on real historical events, Kamala's family was forcibly displaced during the Partition of India in 1947.
We explore the real history of the partition of India and Pakistan and the British crown.
What does “Running Up that Hill” tell us about the history of music royalties?
Our fascination with vampires has spanned centuries, but it didn’t all start with Dracula.
Why does blindness seems like a common thread among Black musicians?
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We break down Hollywood’s new type of character: The Asian Himbo.
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