Features

What to Listen to During Lockdown: A #QuarantinePlaylist

‘Cause music heals, y’all. By Ava Marshall With all the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, it can be hard to relax. From Black folks disproportionately dying of it to the intensity and frequency of the news, feelings of anxiety are definitely normal. Trust, we feel you. Completely. To help ease your stress and worry, we’re comin’ through […]

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Features

Meet Symera Jackson: Actress, Student, Game-Changer

By Ava Marshall Whether you’ve seen her in the Netflix series Team Kaylie or on ABC’s Alex, Inc, Symera Jackson is another dope Black girl making a way for herself as a creative. She first began acting at the age of 4, starting out in theater productions before moving to television. “I see myself as […]

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Features

Big Sean’s New Collab That’s Investing in HBCU Students

WARNING: Extreme Levels of Black Excellence Ahead By Ava Marshall So look, 13 percent of the American population is Black, right? But only one percent of venture capitalist-backed start-ups have Black founders. The Moguls in the Making program is out to change that. Big Sean What’s a fire new collab you may not have heard […]

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Activism, Features

Cyntoia Brown Set to be Released From Prison in August

By Andréa Butler In 2006, when Cyntoia Brown was just 16 years old, she was convicted of the first-degree murder of real estate agent Johnny Allen in Nashville, Tennessee two years before. Today (Monday, Jan. 7, 2018), she was granted full clemency. For more on what that actually means and to refresh you on what […]

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Features

#SayHerName: Nia Wilson’s Killer Has Been Arrested

By Andréa Butler About 24 hours after the stabbing of 18-year-old Nia Wilson and her 26-year-old sister Letifah at the MacArthur Bay Area Transit (BART) station in Oakland, California, police received an anonymous tip from a BART rider that led them to arrest suspected killer John Lee Cowell. The 27-year-old white male, who was recently […]

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Celebs, Features

Beychella Did It All for the Culture

Tbh, we’ve never really paid any attention to Coachella — it just never seemed to be for … us. But Saturday night/early Sunday morning (April 14/15, depending on your time zone), Coachella got some culture. Making history as the first Black woman ever to headline this annual Cali concert marathon, Beyoncé blessed the fest with […]

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