Hidden Gems

Meet Melaysia Sekai

I met Melaysia about a year ago on Instagram. Scrolling around I came across her page and seen that she had just recently self published her collection of poetry "Butterfly." At the time I still hadn't even thought too much about how I would publish my first book. So I started mini stalking her to… Continue reading Meet Melaysia Sekai

Hidden Gems

The Culture Junkies Will Celebrate Their 2 Year Anniversary This Sunday (@Theculturejunkies)

Two years ago, five educated individuals got together to form one of the hottest up and coming brands in the Bay Area- The Culture Junkies (TCJ). The current owners of the brand are Corinthian Criner, Cameron Burks and Aaron Hodnett and their general managers are Shamari Bell and Dayina Darby. TCJ have been consistently curating… Continue reading The Culture Junkies Will Celebrate Their 2 Year Anniversary This Sunday (@Theculturejunkies)

Hidden Gems, Reviews

Art and Wine Walk- Jack London Square

Saturday, May 11th from 12-5 PM, Jack London Square and Second Saturday hosted another great Art and Wine Festival. More than 20 Northern California wineries offered tastings, 60 artisans and vendors displayed their crafts and artwork, lastly live music and dancing filled the square with great vibes. Tickets were sold on Eventbrite.com and the Jack… Continue reading Art and Wine Walk- Jack London Square

Hidden Gems

SniqkerHead Apparel

When you hear the term "sneaker head" what likely comes to mind is someone who always rocks the dopest kicks, but SniqkerHead is that and so much more. SniqkerHead is not just a clothing brand, but a lifestyle expressed through the one of a kind designs of Dominika Bonner. She takes urban fashion to a… Continue reading SniqkerHead Apparel


The Long Distance One (PART 2)

The whole time I was in Mississippi, Patrick and I were arguing. It would escalate so much that he'd go in the other room and give me the silent treatment for the rest of the night. The arguments weren't even that serious, but Patrick just couldn't let shit go. The breaking point was the night… Continue reading The Long Distance One (PART 2)

Hidden Gems

The East Oakland Collective

The East Oakland Collective (EOC) is a member-based community organizing group invested in serving the communities of deep East Oakland by working towards racial and economic equity. With programming in economic development, civic engagement and leadership, and homeless services and solutions, they help amplify underserved communities from the ground up.  They are committed to driving… Continue reading The East Oakland Collective

Hidden Gems

DJ Möscöné

DJ Möscöné is a DJ, revolutionary and the first African- American DJ to receive a Master's Degree in the Bay Area by the age of 23. This queen is currently on her Trap Goddess Tour, which wraps up December 16. Recently, DJ Möscöné DJ'ed the SoOakland SoHalloween Silent Party. The party was lit and there is no denying that… Continue reading DJ Möscöné