Juror B29 – It’s Too Late To Apologize!

ABC’s Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts interviewed Juror B29. She allowed her face to be shown and used her first name, Maddy. Unlike Juror B37 (the first juror to publicly speak out after the verdict) who interviewed with CNN’s Anderson Cooper with her face obscured.     Maddy was the only minority juror on the Read More …

Fashion Social w/ The Monroe Sisters

Five years ago as a materialistic, label wh-re who frequented the beauty salon weekly, I would have scoffed at the thought of me rocking a puffy head of kinks and thrifted hand-me-downs proudly. I cannot solely base this evolution on one decisive “ah-ha” moment that allowed me to live my life looking the way I Read More …

Fred Nelson: Saluting A Magical Musical Vessel

Fred Nelson III believes without a doubt that he is merely a blessed channel for God to express Himself and uplift man through music.  If that’s the case, the good lord found Himself quite an instrument in Fred, who’s as versatile a musician as you’ll ever meet. The Chicago native’s expansive career has ranged from Read More …

JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON

The case of Trayvon Martin is pointing to the important role that the black community has played – both through news outlets and social media – in keeping his death in the public eye. Celebrities, politicians, rappers, activists and several prominent black journalists have been crucial in raising awareness of the killing of the unarmed Read More …

Get N’Volved with Acts Of Love

On Thursday, July 25, 2013, Acts of Love will kick off its 2nd “Love Young People” Tour that distributes books to young people in need. In 2012 the tour visited 7 cities across the country, and distributed over 7,000 books to young people in the poor communities, and inspired over 1,200 adults to take a pledge to love Read More …

Ashley Everett: Dance.Grind.Glam.

Fade up from black. Camera opens focusing on three ladies, sassy in posture and dressed in form-fitting black leotards,  in front of a simple backdrop. The filter is a cinematic black and white – classy and classic.  The music cues in, choreography begins and a voice melodically shouts out an up-tempo, ‘All My Single Ladies’ Read More …

Year UP: From Poverty To A Career In A Year

For many young people, the hardest part of life comes after they’ve graduated from high school or earned their GED and the question becomes, “Now what?” For any number of reasons, there may be no direct path leading them into either college or the workforce. Year Up is a relatively new national and local support Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance

Dreams, Visions and Nightmares seem to run rapidly through the minds of young children today. They are taught reaction instead of action. We must now instill in our peers and younger audiences that you can solve situations without using violence. I pose a question, should they even believe that this is a world filled with Read More …

Trayvon Martin is the Emmett Till of 2013

    The court decision on the trial of George Zimmerman on the murder of Trayvon Martin is insulting and disappointing. The verdict is in. Zimmerman walked out of court as a free man.   But justice has not been done. The adage of when you go to court, you don’t know how you are coming Read More …

Marches, rallies follow Zimmerman acquittal – U.S. News

[dropcap] NO EXCUSES! [/dropcap] There should not have been a Martin/Zimmerman trial because Trayvon Martin should still be alive! Absolutely unbelievable. But then again, believable. The system has failed us all once again with the ‘Not Guilty’ verdict of George Zimmerman delivered Saturday night.  How it is possible for a jury to hold no one accountable Read More …