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T.I. with less talk and more action with US or Else short film.

Bring Em Out artist, T.I. is not one to just talk and complain about issues.   T.I has voiced his thoughts on police brutality, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and a call for action for the United States. His Instagram rants never go unnoticed and his letters to former president Barack Obama and current leader,…

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On The Plus Side: N’Tyse Takes Us Behind The Mask

Mental illness in the African American community has been a growing concern as many continue to suffer in silence. Mental illness has often been equated with weakness, forcing some to hide their issues, or try to overcome them alone. That stigma still exists today.   Behind The Mask: My Naked Truth is an educational documentary…

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Book Review: Secrets of a Jewel

Usually “socialites” have little to no talent, other than being connected to a famous BFF. (Think: any Kardashian sister.) However, don’t lump Juliet “Juju” C. in that category though. The Love & Hip Hop cast member and fiance of Harlem rapper, Killa Cam, recently released her first book entitled, Secrets of a Jewel and it…

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Get to know Lady Qetesh

 “Writing has always been my passion.” Lady Qetesh’s love for writing is strong and is definitely felt through those words. With a background in English and education, Lady Qetesh went on to be a teacher. I know what you’re thinking, “but her passion is writing.” Well, she decided to follow that passion and now she…

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Misogynistic is a strong word to describe Kendrick Lamar

Salenna Russello did a study on The Impact of Media Exposure on Self-Esteem and Body Satisfaction in Men and Women and through her research, she found that women do feel pressured to look a certain way because of the media. Because of that exposure, women want to look perfect when there is no such thing.…

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On The Plus Side: Cyrus Webb, Let’s Have A Conversation!

  Cyrus Webb has been active in the arts since 1999. He has hosted art shows and poetry readings around the United States while also building the Conversations brand. Today, Conversations includes a daily radio show, magazine and nationally-recognized book club.   Outside of the work Webb does for himself, he is also a celebrated…

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#Blackwomenatwork Sparks Discussion On Microagressions in the Workplace

As a black woman, media (in all of its forms) can be a tricky space with hurtful reminders of our perceived place in society. At any turn we can be subjected to insults towards all aspects of our being. Everything from our hair and bodies, skin tone, our “attitudes”, our socioeconomic position, and just about…

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#SoSoSummer17 Tour Will Be Lit!!!

One thing that makes an icon special is their ability to remain relevant by capturing the next big thing. For hip-hop mogul and icon, Jermaine Dupri, it is simply a matter of listening to the youth. The So So Def boss just announced the SoSoSummer17 tour featuring performances from members of the Lifetime hit show,…

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Dave Chappelle Returns!

He’s back! Over a decade ago, after reaching legendary status as a comedian, Dave Chappelle walked away from the game – and 50 million dollars. After his hugely successful sketch comedy show The Chappelle Show blew up on Comedy Central, the network offered the comedian a 50 million dollar deal for new seasons of the…

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K’wan Foye

The creative gene is definitely something that is passed down and as K’wan said, if you do not notice it now, it will “hit you on your own time.” Some authors will tell you how they began being a writer in the simplest love story: I picked up a pen and started writing and have…

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