Black hair has always had its ups and downs in history. I remember conversations and documentaries that I've consumed on the conversation of natural vs. relaxed hair and how it was a major self reflecting issue amongst Black women and even Black men and how they felt about it (as if their opinion really mattered). … Continue reading Black Hair: A Beautiful Struggle.
On a hot but gloomy Thursday evening on April 11th, 2019, there was a sense of despair in the air, the vibe in L.A. was off and emotions were high. On this the day, Ermias Eghedom "Nipsey Hussle" lost his life in front of his clothing store in Los Angeles, CA. Who would have known that that … Continue reading My Ode to Los Angeles
Back in 2017 I did not know what I was expecting out of the Women's Room LA event but I came in with an open mind, free spirit an energy to network. While I was there I met really dope female creatives and entrepreneurs including the founder and CEO, Bre. I ended up connecting with … Continue reading Third Times A Charm: Women’s Room LA Event
One aspect of knowing the value of the Black dollar is spending the dollar on Black owned businesses. There seems to be a split view surrounded by Black Millennial's that I see and hear on supporting Black owned businesses; either you buy Black no matter what or you complain about the prices and quality. Well, … Continue reading For Us by Us: The Come Up
Leader and leadership are terms that can be used loosely. At first, I thought that everyone has the ability to be a leader but then I thought, maybe leadership is something that someone was born with. That sounded a lot better but I think it is a mix of both. I believe that everyone has … Continue reading Stand for Something or Fall for Anything: Leadership in Hip-Hop
BardoAF is an upcoming artist from Atlanta by way of Chicago that is making a fresh new sound that is soulful but still hip-hop and Latin/Caribbean influenced. Check out what he has to say about, how he started rapping, being a bilingual rapper, staying motivated and his top three most influential rappers. Q: At what … Continue reading Creating a Fresh and New Sound as Bilingual Rapper: A Q&A with BardoAF
In 2018 African Americans are still breaking history by being the first African Americans in history to accomplish something. Londed Breed- First Black Mayor of San Francisco (2018) Ava DuVernay- First African-American woman to be nominated for Best Director by the Golden Globe Awards for Selma . Kamala Harris - First woman, first African American and … Continue reading Is Being “The First” African American in History Getting Played Out?