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Meet 5-Year-Old Basketball Prodigy Sosa Cruz

Basketball prodigy Sosa Taeko Cruz was born in Atlanta, Georgia on May 10, 2014. She is the fourth born of five children and in her spare time she enjoys gymnastics, watching Spongebob Squarepants and playing with her Shopkins. Her first love, however, is basketball. Sosa attended her 1st high school basketball game at nine months… Continue reading Meet 5-Year-Old Basketball Prodigy Sosa Cruz

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Over Worked N Under Paid: The Stresses of Working in Social Justice

Working in the field of social justice has been an interest of mine for the last three years. My experience working with youth, immigrants in New York, women of color and in the field of education have taught me so much about community engagement. I love that I am able to understand how different social… Continue reading Over Worked N Under Paid: The Stresses of Working in Social Justice

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BLACK WOMAN- Let’s Talk About It.

Knowing your true self and reclaiming your power as a colored woman is extremely indispensable. As history changes over time and the female population amplify, it is important for colored women to get further knowledge within the self. Defining thyself as a woman of color and getting more in tune with self as some would… Continue reading BLACK WOMAN- Let’s Talk About It.

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Storytime with Sky: Long Distance Love

Everyone has the following questions about love and relationships. Can you love someone from an distance? Is it possible for a relationship to work if it’s long distance? How could you date someone who is not in the same city and/or state as you? All of these questions are things I’ve asked myself. Plenty of… Continue reading Storytime with Sky: Long Distance Love

Hidden Gems, interviews

Upcoming Film Caged Birds Will Be Impactful For Young Black Men

Writer and director Fredrick Leach and producer Edwin Walker (E. Micheaux) are the men behind Caged Birds, an independent film about three oppressed black teens living in the suburbs who are forced to cover up the murder of a white bully, when a prank goes wrong. Check out this exclusive interview below! 1. What was… Continue reading Upcoming Film Caged Birds Will Be Impactful For Young Black Men

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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

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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