Hidden Gems

Meet DJ Big Cali (@Djbigcali)

DJ Big Cali is one of my favorite Bay Area DJs. I had heard him DJ a few times at Liege in Oakland, but he became one of my favs when I heard him DJ at Roderick's BBQ spot in Oakland for a Culture Junkie's day party.  He had the party so lit and played… Continue reading Meet DJ Big Cali (@Djbigcali)

Hidden Gems

Autism Social Communities

Jennifer Polite is the founder of Autism Social Communities (ASC).  The purpose of ASC, is to reduce the 80% unemployment  rate amongst the autism population by educating the community through our all inclusive social events, and building a society that fosters diversity and inclusion amongst the autism population. ASC cultivates social skills, language, and creativity while… Continue reading Autism Social Communities

Go Awf!

The Tech Bubble: Finding Safe Spaces for POC in The Silicon Valley

When it comes to the Bay Area, it’s a special place filled with diversity, booming tech businesses that collide with art and budding communities, historical landmarks and more. Each area of the Bay has its own style and flair, and we can’t help but be proud of where our roots in the Bay have grounded… Continue reading The Tech Bubble: Finding Safe Spaces for POC in The Silicon Valley

Hidden Gems

2nd Annual Afro Comic Con

The 2nd Annual Afro Comic Con made its way back to the East Bay, not just one day like last year, but a three day event ! It took place on October 19- 21 at SAE Expressions Creative Media College in Emeryville, CA. This event was a mini film festival where artists submitted their short… Continue reading 2nd Annual Afro Comic Con

Hidden Gems, Reviews

11th Annual Life is Living Festival

Saturday, October 13 , The 11th Annual Life is Living Festival took place at Defremery Park in West, Oakland. People celebrated the 11 years of The Life Is Living Festival with free live music, theater, dance classes, kids zone, vendors, and much more! I happened to be a participating vendor at the event and it was… Continue reading 11th Annual Life is Living Festival

Life

Issa Celebration

So yesterday was my review at my full time job. I was SO nervous, because my boss lowkey chewed me out the day before, because I didn't complete some tasks she wanted me to. But regardless of that I had told myself that if she didn't offer me the amount of money I felt like… Continue reading Issa Celebration

Life

Steppin’ it Up

Hey ya'll! So tonight I had an interview with the Culture Junkies organization. After this interview, two of the founders were walking me to my car and they inspired me so much I had to come home and write about it. I am going to start by defining a term:  guerrilla warfare (n.) the use of hit-and run tactics by small, mobile groups of irregular … Continue reading Steppin’ it Up

Lists

My Series of Unfortunate Events 

Hey guys! Today I started thinking about all the unfortunate things that have happened to me in life so I decided to post a list for ya'll. I just can't even believe I exerienced all these random things in 24 years LOL. Since 13 is the superstitious number, I listed 13 things. Comments are welcome… Continue reading My Series of Unfortunate Events