Hidden Gems, Reviews

Virtual But Vital BET Awards 2020

BET celebrated 40 years on air Sunday night with it's 20th annual BET Awards show. There have been many who have given up on the BET Awards, but if there was any year to watch and tune back in, this was the year. The show began with a remix of Fight the Power with Public… Continue reading Virtual But Vital BET Awards 2020

Hidden Gems, Press Releases

Rob Woods New Album The Black Tape Will Be Released on Juneteenth

BAY AREA, CA--  Sacramento artist Rob Woods will release his highly anticipated project, The Black Tape on June 19, 2020. The Black Tape is a collective of feeling, love, anger, happiness, pain, and a complete stand up for our people which Woods represents. This is an Us tape. The motivation behind the project was the… Continue reading Rob Woods New Album The Black Tape Will Be Released on Juneteenth

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Introducing Safi Lynch & Culture and Identity Sensitive Therapy

On May 31st, I had the pleasure of discussing the mental health of immigrant children with an expert, Safi Lynch on Instagram Live. A Therapist and Certified Licensed Social Worker who specializes in treating immigrants, she piqued my interest because I was not aware that this type of therapist existed. Delving into her website, I… Continue reading Introducing Safi Lynch & Culture and Identity Sensitive Therapy

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Meet 5-Year-Old Basketball Prodigy Sosa Cruz

Basketball prodigy Sosa Taeko Cruz was born in Atlanta, Georgia on May 10, 2014. She is the fourth born of five children and in her spare time she enjoys gymnastics, watching Spongebob Squarepants and playing with her Shopkins. Her first love, however, is basketball. Sosa attended her 1st high school basketball game at nine months… Continue reading Meet 5-Year-Old Basketball Prodigy Sosa Cruz

Hidden Gems, interviews

Humanizing Immigrants and Refugees – A Conversation With Emily Mata

A year ago on February 9th, 2019, I took a road trip to Santa Barbara to see an art show put together by Emily Mata, an art student at Westmont college. A photo I had shared with her was painted portraying the bond I share with an American citizen, despite our different heritage and race.… Continue reading Humanizing Immigrants and Refugees – A Conversation With Emily Mata

Hidden Gems, Press Releases

Alonge Hawes Wins Big At Cult Critic Movie Awards

In a time in our country where causes for celebration are few and far in-between, Alonge Hawes has reason to be festive. The auteur and his critically acclaimed series Black On Both Sides were big winners at this month’s Cult Critic Movie Awards. Black On Both Sides was awarded Best Web/New Media and Hawes himself… Continue reading Alonge Hawes Wins Big At Cult Critic Movie Awards

Hidden Gems, Press Releases

Seeka.TV Renews Black On Both Sides. New Season Teaser & Subtitle Announced

Seeka.TV has announced today that Alonge Hawes’s critically acclaimed dramatic series Black On Both Sides will return for a second season; this time however not only is the series expanding its episode count, it will also be expanding its title. The second season will go by the name of Black On Both Sides: Sankofa. The… Continue reading Seeka.TV Renews Black On Both Sides. New Season Teaser & Subtitle Announced

Hidden Gems, Press Releases

Jaro Media Inks Alonge Hawes To Series Development Deal

Alonge Hawes seems to be expanding his artistic reach. The talented auteur has inked a series development deal with streaming & entertainment network Jaro Media. Under the pact, Hawes will create, write, and direct a brand new series for the platform. Hawes will also produce the series alongside longtime collaborators Quentin Williams, Jamal Mcclendon, Shani… Continue reading Jaro Media Inks Alonge Hawes To Series Development Deal