Hidden Gems, Reviews

Album Review: Civil Disobedience by Marisha Ashanti

On July 21st Marisha Ashanti released her new project, Civil Disobedience. Civil Disobedience is Marisha’s second EP and is considered a love letter to the world. It’s a declaration of freedom and the liberty to no longer just survive, but to thrive.  This project is a Pro- Black masterpiece that highlights the continuous oppression of… Continue reading Album Review: Civil Disobedience by Marisha Ashanti

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All Skinfolk Ain’t…

Current events have led me to dissect the well known quote "All my skinfolk ain't kinfolk." This quote, which was said by my Triumphant Soror Zora Neale Hurston, means that someone can inhabit a black body and be an agent of white supremacy. Because of the ongoing pandemic, people around the world have been forced… Continue reading All Skinfolk Ain’t…

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How Being a Black Classical Musician has Driven Me to the Brink of Suicide Among These Times

By Dorthea Stephenson I do not typically use my social media as a platform of activism, but I feel these times call for my voice to be heard among the rest. Whether you agree or not, is your decision. This is not a persuasive post; you are inclined to your decisions as I am to… Continue reading How Being a Black Classical Musician has Driven Me to the Brink of Suicide Among These Times

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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Michaela P. Shelton Officially Announces Season 2 of Reckless Behavior

According to Reckless Behavior The Series creator, director, writer and star Michaela P. Shelton, the digital series will officially return in 2021. The series follows Michaela Holloway, a post college black millennial and aspiring writer who navigates through life attempting to find herself and avoid reckless behavior. The series premiered on January 7th, 2020. Since… Continue reading Michaela P. Shelton Officially Announces Season 2 of Reckless Behavior

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Normalizing Therapy for Our Culture

I’m a normal person —at least I thought I was. In my mind, normal people don’t go to therapy. Therapy was for people with deep rooted issues. Until I realized that normal is a circumstantial word. Everyone’s “normal” is different due to life experiences. After much contemplation, I made the decision to meet with my… Continue reading Normalizing Therapy for Our Culture

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Colorism: Blacker The Berry Sweeter The Juice

  When I was younger, one of my first times dealing with colorism was watching two black girls at recess arguing about something I can’t recall. Insults were being tossed back and forth but one female who was lighter compared to the other girl, screamed at her and told her that she was an African booty… Continue reading Colorism: Blacker The Berry Sweeter The Juice

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Monogamy or Polygamy? Part II

    Thank you for reading my first article on monogamy or polygamy. I’m excited to dive into some juicy topics in this article! Should polygamy be accepted amongst black Americans? That is a touchy subject that I will dive into. I would say yes, but others might think otherwise. Is monogamy outdated in our generation? I’m… Continue reading Monogamy or Polygamy? Part II

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Childhood Trauma “Part II”

  I’m excited to continue my series on childhood trauma. I will dive into the topic of how the Willie Lynch Letter has affected black children, and how homosexuality has affected black children. The Willie Lynch Letter was a letter from Willie Lynch who was a British slave owner; and who delivered his letter in… Continue reading Childhood Trauma “Part II”