Historically, Black owned businesses struggled accessing loans and capital and more recently, Black owned businesses have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the the Black community has been treated unequal for so long in so many ways, shopping Black-owned businesses is one of the most powerful actions you can take to support the … Continue reading 8 Black Owned Businesses To Support
My Ode to Los Angeles
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
For Us by Us: The Come Up
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
Is Being “The First” African American in History Getting Played Out?
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?
Nipsey Hussle x The Hundreds Collab Along With a Shoutout to Nipsey and Victory Lap
Nipsey Hussles new album Victory Lap just dropped a few days ago just in time for NBA All Star Weekend in LA! Different parties and events would go crazy when the DJ played Last Time That I Checc'd Featuring. YG and Rap Niggas. The vibe of these two songs are so LA, it just makes … Continue reading Nipsey Hussle x The Hundreds Collab Along With a Shoutout to Nipsey and Victory Lap
Kendrick “DAMN” Cortez vs. Levi x Jordan Collab
Alright, let me start off by saying that, yes I am from the west and I have never had a pair of Cortez's in my life because they never looked that nice to me to buy a pair. Also, I've only had one pair of Jordan's in my life and they were the 10's and … Continue reading Kendrick “DAMN” Cortez vs. Levi x Jordan Collab
Young Mogul Talk with Rachel Gordon
Rachel and I randomly linked up through a good friend of mines, Jah Finesse who also created the graphic below. I’m so glad I got an opportunity to interview her because I love how we are both young millennials that is helping and being a voice for young creatives. Meet Rachel Gordon, a 22 year … Continue reading Young Mogul Talk with Rachel Gordon
A$AP Rocky x Guess Originals + I.C.C.C.C.
If you've been keeping up with the latest fashion, you'd know that last year in 2016 A$AP Rocky partnered with Guess Originals to bring back a simple, vintage, yet dope collection of items. Earlier this year A$AP Rocky and Guess Originals introduced their Spring '17 collection: Gue$$ Club and took social media by a storm … Continue reading A$AP Rocky x Guess Originals + I.C.C.C.C.
Remembering Tupac | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction, VLONE Collab & Restaurant
If you're a hip-hop head, music lover or just a real person who recognizes real, you would know how important Tupac was and is to you and the world. Tupac is someone that you can never forget from his lyrics, acting, and activism. On April 7th 2017 Snoop Dogg inducted Tupac into the Rock n … Continue reading Remembering Tupac | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction, VLONE Collab & Restaurant
Conscious Art Talk with Estevan Brilliantes
I took the time out to interview an old homie of mine that has never been afraid to express himself through music, art and fashion. I feel as though his art is so dope and unique that he deserves this interview along with more attention and recognition . Estevan Brilliantes, a native from South Sacramento/Elk … Continue reading Conscious Art Talk with Estevan Brilliantes