“I’ll tell you what freedom is to me—No Fear!” Happy Birthday Nina Simone #BlackHistoryMonth

Happy Birthday to the Legendary Nina Simone (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003)! She would've turned 84 years old today. Nina Simone used her voice in many ways making her one of the most talented individuals in her era (1950s-1970s). Ms. Simone used her talents to entertain but more importantly to support the Civil... Continue Reading →

Considering Entrepreneurship in 2017: BELLA CHANTELLE:

"Everything happens for a reason. God planned this out exactly how its suppose to be..." - @iambellachantelle Sheena Johnson, fashion designer and young entrepreneur from Philadelphia, shares the details of her journey in creating and branding her very own fashion line "Bella Chantelle." During a brief phone interview with Sheena, I had a chance to... Continue Reading →

One Step Away: Advocates for Social Change in Philadelphia

"One Step Away-a missed paycheck, a lost job, an unexpected medical bill-is how far many people are from homelessness." -One Step Away One Step Away is an organization that produces a "street newspaper" whose mission is to overcome homelessness, joblessness, &poverty. The purpose is to create jobs for members of the homeless population, in the... Continue Reading →

Women’s March 2017: 50k strong in Philly

Women's March 2017 in Philadelphia "I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that's me." ―Maya Angelou https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yEJpB0fj2ys https://youtu.be/u_jwYGWWIn8 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1BiNz3Aez60 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS3PLcxaArQ The Women's March in Philadelphia was held yestarday Jan. 21, 2017 commencing near the art museum. With a turnout estimating 50k, thousands of people from the Tri-Sate area united to promote feminism. Predictions for the... Continue Reading →

Philly Poet Appreciation Post

https://youtu.be/PFZq6GWDXzE Soledad Alfaro-Allah: reads "Fencing Poem" at the Philly Youth Poetry Movement Grand Slam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHJ21-1NqpQ Perry 'Vision' DiVirgillio: Philly spoken word poet "Vision" performs "Thirsty."  https://youtu.be/A4p3KwO0DzM Joshua Bennett "Say It, Sing it as the Spirit Leads" (After Vievee Francis) https://youtu.be/V15sMPw1zms TS Hawkins: performs "Momma's Worry" at the "Girls Will Rock Philly" benefit concert in 2015... Continue Reading →

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