February is the month of Love, but for the year of 2019 thus far has been ludicrously dubbed “BLACKFACE” History Month. Between some Governors, Attorney Generals, in addition to Chief of Polices all across this country showing their past blackface photos, it has some completely forgetting about it being “Black History Month”. We have black NFL players’ outchea toasting with their non-melanated fiancés about having more light skin kids; meanwhile Floyd, Steve, and allegedly Jussie placing their proverbial feet in their mouths this month is going to be one to forget. In spite of all the ridiculous events going on I’d like to dwell in the positive, the month that I have so lovingly nicknamed “Black Love Month.”
New Year, New Me right?… its 2019, and I have entered into this year as a mother to a new bundle of joy. Ten months later and I’m responsible for another human to raise, grow, and support. While I couldn’t be happier I knew that my first birthing experience could have been better. It was during this pregnancy where I began to question myself and my last experience, then decided to make a change. People tend to see your growing belly, and decide that is the moment to tell you about their horrible birthing stories.
My silent struggle as a Black Woman with Healthcare
Ethnic and racial disparities in healthcare are prevalent in a large portion of the population in America. The demographic in which I’m referencing would be the 50 percent of women, specifically minority, in this country who have faced various challenges when receiving essential healthcare needs.
Ten20 is a dream I had one day in a slump of despair and anger….I know not the prettiest of beginnings but there is a story behind it. I had been back home in Dallas for some time searching for a job that would recognize my skill and -if I must say so myself- genius as a writer. However, after literally trying any and everything I could to get my work seen by the right people…I was overlooked.
Taking a walk through the park with our dear friend….Mac ‘n Cheese
It got a little cheesy down in the Big Easy as the Nola Mac ‘n Cheese festival poured throughout Louis Armstrong park on a pleasant Saturday afternoon in New Orleans.
Thousands of locals and guests from all over stopped through to get a helping of the golden goodness that is the ultimate side dish to any meal. With about a dozen full restaurants all serving at least one variation of the dish there was maybe 39 different recipes for everyone’s tasting pleasure.
“You bring in two different chefs with two different perspectives and influences of their own you are bound to get so many different tastes and feels,” said co-founder Julie Egren.
Anderson .Paak may have opened a headway for one of the grooviest albums of 2018 in Oxnard, named for his home city. This being his third studio album captures tales from his ventures in Oxnard, political views, the life in the light of a known artist and his desires for future endeavors.
.Paak has been known for his creative linguistics and neo soul/funk type vibe. The project starts off with a quick interlude style, singing track in “The Chase.” This track takes the first leg giving a little taste of everything letting the listener know what to expect from the remainder of the album. Continue reading Track by track→
Houstonian MC Devin the Dude talks about his music, influences, and maturing in his art.
By: Ariana Triggs, IG: @ari.ataree
“Talking about it now is like a trend, but when we started out, even talking about weed–that was taboo. To even get on stage and smoke was like ‘Hell naw’. So we were, in that state, we were kind of trendsetters, but it wasn’t always about weed. It was just something to get their attention and listen to the message.” Devin asserted as he chilled and kicked back after a great show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This was my first time seeing Devin perform live, as I missed the show at the House of Blues in New Orleans the previous Saturday. Here he was in Baton Rouge giving us a taste of the magic his 25-year career is built upon. Continue reading The Man, The Dude, The Devin→
A look into the plight of the overlooked Black Celebrity in the discussion of sexual harassment
Hashtags have become a form of protest, organization, and promotion. While the #MeToo Movement was created in 2006 by Tarana Burke, an African American civil rights activist, the movement became viral in 2017 subsequently following the Harvey Weinstein allegations. Continue reading #metoo…but what about us???→