Growing up I remember hearing exciting stories about my parent’s upbringing. They told me all about how the nineties were for them. I always enjoyed hearing the stories and seeing the old photos. They loved to talk about it and I loved to listen. Most of the time they could give exact locations on where … More The Void of a Black American
On this episode, the ladies of Stage 6 are diving right in on the dating scene….. the wants, the needs, the do’s and don’ts. Dive in and let them know if you can relate, because it gets hard out here on the quest for love….. Enjoy!
If there is a myth that the African American community deals with the most, it is this: “Black people don’t need to go to therapy! We’re strong all by ourselves!” Or my personal favorite: “We got the Lord on our side! We don’t need therapy!” News flash everyone, black people go to therapy as well! … More News Flash: Black People Go To Therapy Too!
Cicely Tyson has passed away at the age of ninety-six. The Black community mourns another legend. I have seen countless celebrities on social media share what Cicely’s life meant to them or how they felt to see her on the screen. She felt familiar, she felt safe and she felt empowering. Cicely Tyson will be … More We are in a Transition
Black boys and men are told how to act before they can establish what is best for them. We teach our young black boys early in life that a man doesn’t show emotion often, if at all. The comfort and softness for little black boys doesn’t exist long. They aren’t allowed to cry or be … More Black Boys Cry Too
Hi everyone! I am excited to share that I recently got a chance to interview the multi faceted creative/ entrepreneur, Jessica Phoenix. Her passion is for living life deeply through connection and her vehicles to connect are the Diaspora, Culture, Arts, Music, Dance, Healing, and Wellness. Please check out the interview below to get to know this … More Exclusive Interview w/ Multi Faceted Creative Jessica Phoenix
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 … More Album Review: Civil Disobedience by Marisha Ashanti
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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 … More All Skinfolk Ain’t…
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 … More How Being a Black Classical Musician has Driven Me to the Brink of Suicide Among These Times