If you haven’t read by now, Universal FanCon, the Baltimore fandom event dedicated to diversity, has been, “postponed” and the chances of it happening are very low. The event posted a statement on their website stating that they were, “working diligently to come up with solutions” and the reason behind the postponement is because they … Continue reading WICOMICON Pop-Up 2018 and more Amazing Events to Attend in the Midst of #FANCONFALLOUT
Diversity is a long overdue but hot button topic in todays popular culture. Film, television, comics, animation and the beauty industry have all tried their hands at inclusion, some manage well while most struggle to hit the mark. The fandom industry, unconventional yet lucrative, is no different; often times missing opportunities to showcase diverse creators and talent. … Continue reading Get Your Tickets Now for Universal FanCon: A Fandom Convention Dedicated to Inclusion and Representation!
Happy Black History Month! Below you will find events scheduled to take place in the Baltimore area in honor of African American history and culture. Film screenings, concerts, galleries and more will educate and celebrate the past and present of black history around the city. Be sure to subscribe to the various organizations listed to … Continue reading 10 Events to Attend in Baltimore to Celebrate Black History Month
Happy Holidays! This summer marked a year since I started Neon Fade and this holiday season will mark the Second Annual Buy Black Holiday Guide from the blog. Below you'll find over a 100 black owned businesses ranging from athletic and casual wear to children products and literature by black authors. There's products for my … Continue reading Neon Fade Presents: The 2nd Annual Buy Black Business Holiday Guide (+100 Businesses)
Here it is! The full NeonFade, Buy Black Business Week List. A complete collection of black owned and created brands from clothing to advocacy groups to young entrepreneurs. Thank you to everyone who liked or shared the post this week! The titles for each section link to a separate page for the brands. … Continue reading Check Out the Complete Buy Black Business Week List from NeonFade!
Today’s Buy Black Business Week category will be dedicated to organizations aiding the black community through non-profits, funding, and podcasts. Leader's of a Beautiful Struggle (Baltimore) Grassroots organization centered in Baltimore Instagram: @lbsbaltimore Twitter: @LBSBaltimore FaceBook Trans Women of Color Collective https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOciixMwZz4 Twitter: @twoccnyc FaceBook Black Alliance for Just Immigration Advocate for African American … Continue reading BUY BLACK BUSINESS WEEK: Advocacy Organizations
Today’s Buy Black Business Week category will be dedicated to Home Décor and Cuisine. Spruce up your living space with traditional African designs, calming candles, and delicately sculpted furniture. The cuisine section features black owned restaurants, lounges, and catering services. The art category will be listed in a separate post today. Home Décor Don't … Continue reading Black Business Week: Home Décor and Cuisine
Former professor turned activist, DeRay McKesson can add podcasting to his many important ventures. McKesson will host his own podcast entitled, A Word with DeRay. The platform will provide much needed info on activism, organization, and how individuals can contribute to movements fighting against racism, policing, and other important topics. McKesson signed with Crooked Media, … Continue reading New Social Justice Podcast in the works from Activist DeRay McKesson
Check out these great events in Baltimore to attend in honor of Black History Month! Asante Celebration Who: The Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle What: A Celebration for supporters of the grassroots organization LBS and newcomers alike. Where: The Living Well – 235 Holliday St, Baltimore, MD 21202 When: February 20th at 6pm Notes from the organization: The … Continue reading 7 Black Cultural Events in Baltimore to Attend this Black History Month
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