Bruce Paula Michael Maya

How many kids do you have pop pop? What’s their names pop pop? How old are you pop pop?  What happened to mom moms face pop pop? Where are you going pop pop?  Why are you in that bed pop pop? Why did you put her teeth in your mouth pop pop? Why did you glue the baby doll’s shoes to her feet pop pop? Did you was your hands? Said pop pop Why can’t you be here to sing after dinner grace pop pop? What’s God like pop pop? Is heaven cracked up to what’s it’s suppose to be … Continue reading Bruce Paula Michael Maya


By Langston Hughes What happens to a dream deferred?       Does it dry up       like a raisin in the sun?       Or fester like a sore—       And then run?       Does it stink like rotten meat?       Or crust and sugar over—       like a syrupy sweet?       Maybe it just sags       like a heavy load.       Or does it explode? Source I hope you’ve missed me. I’m done putting things off. I’m done procrastinating. I’m going to do better as a writer, blogger, journalist. Continue reading Harlem

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: “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!