Black Girls Rock

In honor of tonight’s showing of Black Girls Rock  here are some inspirational quotes from black women who are known for stayng true to themselves and remaining authentic throughout their careers. “Whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free… your true self comes out.” – Tina Turner “You […]

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Short Film: Papa Machete

I had the honor of seeing Papa Machete at Homeless, a pop-up exhibit located in Miami. The exhibit curated by Axel Void featured local and international artists ranging from film to watercolor on canvas. Papa Machete takes the viewer on a voyage to Jacmel, Haiti where Alfred Avril teaches the Haitian art of machete fencing also known […]

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Jay Z narrates “The War On Drugs Is An Epic Fail”

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/video/players/offsite/index.html?videoId=100000004642370 In the short film, Jay Z gives a brief timeline of the failed War on Drugs. It all started with Richard Nixon in 1971. Fast forward to the 2010s, White entrepreneurs benefit and dominate the “new” marijuana industry while blacks and latinos are victims of it. The illustrations are provided by Molly Crabapple, a New […]

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Bleeding Veggie Burger?

Courtesy Impossible Foods It’s a great month for (new) vegetarians and some meat eaters. Impossible Foods debuted the “bleeding veggie burger” at NYC’s Momofuku Nishi. The veggie burger goes further than Beyond Meats’ “Beyond Burger. Instead of using beet juice for the bloody effect, the “blood” is plant heme, an iron-rich molecule that carries oxygen. […]

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Jesse Williams’ Essential Speech

Congratulations to Jesse Williams for achieving the BET 2016 Humanitarian Award! His speech was very well needed. Hopefully, Williams’ speech will inspire celebrities to no longer be clouded by their success and monetary gain. With his dedication to black lives and humanitarianism, it is obvious that he has sacrificed a lot. The route Jesse has […]

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Sleep: Overrated?

The amount of sleep needed varies with each individual and it generally changes as we age. According to Better Sleep, 48% of Americans say they don’t get enough sleep, but less than half of them take specific actions to get better sleep. Do you want to be a part of the other half that doesn’t […]

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Orlando: Donate, Volunteer, Help.

If you are in the Orlando area, you can help the victims of the Orlando shooting by donating blood. Find a donation center or Big Red Bus near you, on http://www.oneblood.org or by calling  1.888.9Donate. One Blood  is also in need of water, juice, snacks, and fruit. The address is 379 W Michigan St Orlando, FL 32806 […]

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