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 […]Read More Black Girls Rock
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 […]Read More Short Film: Papa Machete
With “Drew Barrymore” as the soundtrack, Zoe Kravitz and SZA discussed different topics in a mini “SZA & Zoe” show. The two talked about zodiac signs, being categorized as alternative black girls, and the human experience. They both agree that confidence and kindness are the keys to everything. Listen to more of the two in […]Read More Join SZA and Zoe Kravitz on their Road Trip
If you haven’t been living under a rock I’m sure you’ve seen the words “erasure of gender norms” and “feminism”. Feminism isn’t all radical beliefs and extreme protests. It’s another movement that fights for equality, not misandry. With equality, dynamics are equal on both sides. Ok, I’ll skip the political talk. Valentine’s Day applies to guys too […]Read More 10 Valentine’s Day Gifts for HIM (Under $50)
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 […]Read More Jay Z narrates “The War On Drugs Is An Epic Fail”
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. […]Read More Bleeding Veggie Burger?
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 […]Read More Jesse Williams’ Essential Speech
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 […]Read More Sleep: Overrated?
In response to gun violence in Miami, Terence Price II and Reginald O’Neal team up to make the short film, Summer Before Spring’s End. In Miami-Dade County, an average of 30 children and teenagers are killed by gun violence annually. So far in 2016, 13 have fallen victim. The film brings awareness to the dark and […]Read More Short Film: Summer Before Spring’s End
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 […]Read More Orlando: Donate, Volunteer, Help.