Why “Minding My Business” May Not Be The Best Resolution For 2018…

Why “Minding My Business” May Not Be The Best Resolution For 2018… You know, we’re only twelve days into this new year, and I think I need to retract a couple of statements and revise a few of my New Year’s resolutions. Can a person be pro black while simultaneously minding their business? I’m asking for myself. I double tapped at least ten memes on Instagram that declared “I’m going to drink more water and mind my business all 2018” (and many others like it). I had it all figured out up until today. I thought “in 2018, I’ll mind … Continue reading Why “Minding My Business” May Not Be The Best Resolution For 2018…

Philadelphia’s CCD Restaurant Week 2018 

Philadelphia’s Center City District Restaurant Week is coming up! Are you ready to eat some fancy food at an affordable price? It’s January 14-26, 2018 and here’s a lists of participating restaurants: 6ft Under MENU & RESERVATIONS a.kitchen MENU & RESERVATIONS Abe Fisher MENU & RESERVATIONS Aki Sushi MENU & RESERVATIONS Aldine MENU & RESERVATIONS NAME ADDRESS PHONE 1225 Raw Sushi and Sake246ft Undera.kitchenAbe  Alma de Cuba MENU & RESERVATIONS Amada MENU & RESERVATIONS Amis Trattoria MENU & RESERVATIONS aMuse MENU & RESERVATIONS Aqimero MENU & RESERVATIONS Audrey Claire BYOB MENU & RESERVATIONS Bank and Bourbon MENU & RESERVATIONS Barbuzzo … Continue reading Philadelphia’s CCD Restaurant Week 2018 

Epocal-ispe

Epocal-ispe: A Series Of Unfortunate Solar Events (Background) Half of the world, including President Trump, wakes up legally blind the day after the rare solar eclipse which occurred on 8/21/17. Only a small percentage of North America has their sight because they heeded the warnings not to look directly into the sun and/or bought special eclipse glasses. 8/22/17 marks the most devastating day in US history. It’s a day of unrest filled with chaos, melee, and unspeakable crime. A true apocalypse or epocal-ispe. The world has come to a complete standstill until one neuroscientists’ creation is put on the forefront, creating … Continue reading Epocal-ispe

“Change your thinking & change your world” The best advice 2k18

The best advice I’ve ever heard came from my mom when I was only 15 years old. My mom told me that “your brain believes what your mouth tells it to, so make sure you’re kind,” and she would say that “you are not what you eat, you are what you constantly think about.” Fast forward 11 years later and I can confidently say that I live by that advice. My co-worker always says “change your thinking, and you change your world.” Changing the way you think and changing your perspective has such a substantial impact in creating a life … Continue reading “Change your thinking & change your world” The best advice 2k18

MOVE on

MOVE on Inspired By A True Event Black Power We have begun to raise our fists in solidarity. Black Power is loud, no longer patient or kind but boastful and proud. When I wear my hair natural that’s black power. As I face all of the evil stares of disbelief and smile, I feel the most powerful. Black Power isn’t passive or is it? I think that’s what I love most about my people. We’re so versatile in how we get our message(s) across; our collective confidence is sexy. Whether we’re taking a stand against an injustice, marching, or burning … Continue reading MOVE on

The African American Museum in Philadelphia Presents:”Keepers of the Culture”

The African American Museum in Philadelphia presents: Keepers of the Culture – LADIES FIRST: STORIES OF COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS This is a part of the African American Museum’s summer long celebration of PhilAesthetic: the Black Arts Movement. “Join Philadelphia-based educational organization Keepers of the Culture for this special in-community presentation. Recognizing the role of the storyteller in African and African American communities, Keepers of the Culture will engage its Griots in collective community empowerment through the art of storytelling. Ladies First will recount the contributions of Sade Alexander, Louise Williams Bishop, Joan Myers Brown, and Falaka Fattah, four distinctive community builders, … Continue reading The African American Museum in Philadelphia Presents:”Keepers of the Culture”

New Docu-Series: Shades

“The DMV means the realest.”- Shades Shades (the DMV) is an unscripted series focusing on the lives of young African American men and women residing in the District of Columbia. A group of DC natives will document their experiences in expressing culture, overcoming racial opposition, discovering their heritage and their involvement in real events in their community. The creators of Shades-the-DMV (Love Nafi & Nadia Marie Sasso) have a mission of changing our generation’s (millennials’) perception of our community and the world as a whole.   Watch the official trailer: https://fast.wistia.com/embed/iframe/1bpn226xho “The docu-series is focused on Afro- millennial’s starting a … Continue reading New Docu-Series: Shades

#NeverEverEverEverGIVEUP : I’ll Take Trap-spiration for 1017 Alex!

Tired of being let down by [some of] social media’s content? Were you recently exposed to a gruesome murder or a random subway fight on Facebook? Feeling like your President is letting you down? Is that annoying co worker subtweeting you again?? Well, here’s an inspirational boost:  Gucci Mane has been on a motivational kick lately, I don’t know if this is just the promo for his upcoming autobiography, but I’m 100 percent here for the positive vibes he’s been giving all summer ’17. Here’s some #TRAPspiration for you: #BURR #WOP Everyone can benefit from creating a positive mindset and … Continue reading #NeverEverEverEverGIVEUP : I’ll Take Trap-spiration for 1017 Alex!

Put Your Next Flight On Layaway With “Airfordable”

Ama Marfo, recent Drexel University graduate and frequent international flyer created an affordable way to travel through her start-up company “Airfordable.”   As a student at Drexel, Marfo could not afford to foot the bill to visit her family home in Ghana during semester breaks: “I wanted to see my family in Ghana during school breaks, but couldn’t afford the $2,000 ticket,” she recalled. “I stayed in the dorm alone or with other international students who couldn’t go home. Because of this personal frustration, I set out to determine how to make travel more accessible.” -Ama Marfo Marfo ultimately took … Continue reading Put Your Next Flight On Layaway With “Airfordable”

When you put on for your city: it’s Lee Mazin!

Philadelphia’s own Hip Hop/ Rap artist Lee Mazin & friends are hosting a Philadelphia high school tour. This exclusive high school tour gives an opportunity for young people to socially engage with one another through music and the overall opportunity to just have fun in a positive way.     It’s always a good look to see people who are from the community make it to a higher status and give back. In this instance, it’s beneficial to young people.     One time for the culture.   This tour kicked off in April and will continue on this month. … Continue reading When you put on for your city: it’s Lee Mazin!