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 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 Clothing and Jewelry lines. You'll find the hottest apparel for the beach, the office, and the club all produced from talented black designers. Rahyma $$ Twitter: @rahymasleek Instagram: @rahymasleek Sample Industries $-$$ Instagram: @smplind Twitter: @SMPLind Asiyami Gold $$ Instagam: @asiyami_gold Twitter: @Asiyami_gold Pinterest Izzy and … Continue reading Buy Black Business Week: Clothing and Jewelry
In the midst of Tyler, the Creators leaked album, Scum Fuck Flower Boy, a new single has been released entitled Boredom. The self-explanatory, dreamy tune seems to aim at what I assume are kids out of school and people who do not have jobs during the day. I can’t relate until it’s the weekend but … Continue reading Tyler, the Creator releases new track “Boredom” and Interviews w/ Dazed Magazine
This week dozens of black mothers who are currently awaiting trial and cannot pay their bonds will be released just in time to celebrate Mother's Day. The movement entitled, Mama’s Bail Out Day, was organized by many groups including Black Lives Matter Atlanta, Healing Hearts of Families, Southerners on New Ground, Color of Change, and local … Continue reading Black Lives Matter organizers set to post Mother’s Day bail for black mothers across the nation
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
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