Hidden Gems, interviews

Exclusive Interview w/ Multi Faceted Creative Jessica Phoenix

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… Continue reading Exclusive Interview w/ Multi Faceted Creative Jessica Phoenix

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Paz Ellis on the plight of Citizen Children of Immigrants

When thinking about immigration, it’s easy to focus on the plight of undocumented and dacamented people, as if they were the only ones affected by America’s immigration policy and climate of hate towards immigrants. I am guilty of viewing the citizen children of immigrants as lucky and carefree Americans. That started to change the day… Continue reading Paz Ellis on the plight of Citizen Children of Immigrants

Hidden Gems, Press Releases

Renowned Cultural Dance Practitioner & Wellness Instructor Jessica Phoenix Signs Partnership With Jaro Media

Renowned fitness instructor Jessica Phoenix has inked a production deal with entertainment conglomerate Jaro Media; bringing her unique brand of fitness, wellness, and cultural dance to the platform. Under the pact, Phoenix will create and host her own fitness channel under her FIYAH production and dance fitness company. In addition to her acclaimed and award… Continue reading Renowned Cultural Dance Practitioner & Wellness Instructor Jessica Phoenix Signs Partnership With Jaro Media

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My Sister, My Inspiration: Brely Evans

Living out your dreams is something we tend to put a timestamp on. Thinking that if a goal isn't accomplished by a certain age or date it's time to give it up when really it's the time to take a step back, refocus and re-evaluate. Oakland Native, Brely Evans, is the prime example of a… Continue reading My Sister, My Inspiration: Brely Evans

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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

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Welcome To The Table, the Influential Show the Bay Area Needed (@welcometothetable_)

I heard about Welcome To The Table (WTTT) last year when one of the hosts Marquis reached out to me about being involved with season 2. Although I was unable to be involved, I was very impressed with the concept and themes that were being discussed. According to their YouTube Channel, WTTT is: "Striving to… Continue reading Welcome To The Table, the Influential Show the Bay Area Needed (@welcometothetable_)

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Meet Bay Area Songstress Illa (@Been_illa)

Illa is a songstress from the Bay Area. She has an amazing voice and such a sweet personality. She has released a number of projects including her most recent one Clearview which includes the tracks "Wings", "Serious" and "Traveling". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBHuk_unc6s I met Illa when I attended a video shoot for Outrageous Karina a few months… Continue reading Meet Bay Area Songstress Illa (@Been_illa)

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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)

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Peace, Love, and Alex Elle

Whenever I'm on social media, I spend a good chunk of my time watching my favorite inspirational and motivational folks, and looking for others to follow. We can all use some motivational tips and shining lights in our lives. Of course, don't forget to step outside and put ya phone down often, but get all… Continue reading Peace, Love, and Alex Elle

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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