SZA, Kaytranada, Soul II Soul, and more announced in the 2017 AfroPunk lineup

The 2017 lineup for AfroPunk has been released. The unique and unapologetic festival will be held on August 26th-27th in its annual location of Fort Greene’s Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, New York. So far, the fest will include SZA, Sampha, Willow Smith, Thundercat, Gary Clark Jr., Dizzee Rascal, and more along with veteran artist … Continue reading SZA, Kaytranada, Soul II Soul, and more announced in the 2017 AfroPunk lineup

10 Quotes from 10 Unapologetic Women in Honor of Women’s History Month 

Check out some of my favorite quotes from 10 unapologetic women of different ethnicities, professions, and generations!  Happy Women's History Month.   Nina Simone To me, we are the most beautiful creatures in the world—black people. So, my job is to make them more curious about where they came from and their own identity and … Continue reading 10 Quotes from 10 Unapologetic Women in Honor of Women’s History Month 

Trailer released for the new Netflix series Dear White People!

It's finally here; the trailer for the new Netflix series, Dear White People. The series, based on the 2014 film, Dear White People, will follow six completely different black students at a predominately white institute. The 2014 satirical piece, written and directed by Justin Simeon, starred Tessa Thompson as the no non-sense, pro black, Sam White but in … Continue reading Trailer released for the new Netflix series Dear White People!

2016 in Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Side Eyes of 2016

2016, a year of celebrity deaths, protests, a horrible election outcome, Olympic history, and unapologetically black movements, films, television, and albums. Let's a take a look back! The Bad...let's start and end this one real quick. He who shall not be named He didn't win the popular vote but enough Americans voted for him and … Continue reading 2016 in Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Side Eyes of 2016

Today marks 37 years since legendary activist Assata Shakur escaped prison

Today marks 37 years since members of the Black Liberation Army helped activist Assata Shakur escape the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey. In 1973, Shakur was involved in a shootout with two New Jersey troopers. One of the troopers along with a Black Liberation Army member, Zayd Malik Shakur, were killed. Shakur … Continue reading Today marks 37 years since legendary activist Assata Shakur escaped prison

Watch the powerful trailer for “The 13th” directed by Ava DuVernay

The new series, Queen Sugar, isn’t the only project Ava DuVernay has been working on these past couple of years. The brilliant director will explore the many parallels between slavery and mass incarceration in America in the documentary, The 13th. The trailer shows the government and many politicians enforcing racially motivated laws over the years … Continue reading Watch the powerful trailer for “The 13th” directed by Ava DuVernay

How You Can Fight Against Police Brutality and Help the Families of Sterling and Castille

Outrage is spreading as more information is released about the police involved murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille. Alton Sterling, 37, was shot by police outside of a gas station after a phone call from a witness claimed he was pointing his gun at an individual. The store owner stated that Sterling was not harming anyone and was not … Continue reading How You Can Fight Against Police Brutality and Help the Families of Sterling and Castille

2016 African American Festival brought the best in music, fashion, and food

The 2016 African American Festival was held in Baltimore this past weekend. Sponsored by the Black Enterprise, the festival brought out the best in black music, fashion and food. African and African American vendors showcased their beautifully crafted dashikis, jewelry, portraits and food at the energetic event. The festival's performers included Common, Joe, Angie Stone, Estelle, Mary Mary, Goapele, DJ Reggie … Continue reading 2016 African American Festival brought the best in music, fashion, and food

Girl Power Meetups: Baltimore

So, this past Sunday (12 June) I went to this event called, Girlpowermeetups in Baltimore. It was cool. It’s a movement that includes women of different backgrounds discussing life, relationships, careers, family, etc. I came in a little late but everyone was super nice. I think another girl arrived around the same time I did. … Continue reading Girl Power Meetups: Baltimore