Holy Macaroni!!

Taking a walk through the park with our dear friend….Mac ‘n Cheese

It got a little cheesy down in the Big Easy as the Nola Mac ‘n Cheese festival poured throughout Louis Armstrong park on a pleasant Saturday afternoon in New Orleans.

DSC_0292Thousands of locals and guests from all over stopped through to get a helping of the golden goodness that is the ultimate side dish to any meal. With about a dozen full restaurants all serving at least one variation of the dish there was maybe 39 different recipes for everyone’s tasting pleasure.

“You bring in two different chefs with two different perspectives and influences of their own you are bound to get so many different tastes and feels,” said co-founder Julie Egren.

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Track by track

A review of Oxnard by Anderson .Paak

fD6HLXhAnderson .Paak may have opened a headway for one of the grooviest albums of 2018 in Oxnard, named for his home city. This being his third studio album captures tales from his ventures in Oxnard, political views, the life in the light of a known artist and his desires for future endeavors.

.Paak has been known for his creative linguistics and neo soul/funk type vibe. The project starts off with a quick interlude style, singing track in “The Chase.” This track takes the first leg giving a little taste of everything letting the listener know what to expect from the remainder of the album. Continue reading “Track by track”

The Man, The Dude, The Devin

Houstonian MC Devin the Dude talks about his music, influences, and maturing in his art.

By: Ariana Triggs, IG: @ari.ataree

“Talking about it now is like a trend, but when we started out, even talking about weed–that was taboo. To even get on stage and smoke was like ‘Hell naw’.  So we were, in that state, we were kind of trendsetters, but it wasn’t always about weed. It was just something to get their attention and listen to the message.” Devin asserted as he chilled and kicked back after a great show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This was my first time seeing Devin perform live, as I missed the show at the House of Blues in New Orleans the previous Saturday. Here he was in Baton Rouge giving us a taste of the magic his 25-year career is built upon. Continue reading “The Man, The Dude, The Devin”

#metoo…but what about us???

A look into the plight of the overlooked Black Celebrity in the discussion of sexual harassment

Hashtags have become a form of protest, organization, and promotion. While the #MeToo Movement was created in 2006 by Tarana Burke, an African American civil rights activist, the movement became viral in 2017 subsequently following the Harvey Weinstein allegations. Continue reading “#metoo…but what about us???”

Let’s have the talk: Taking a Risk

Don’t be afraid of the unknown…endless possibilities may be waiting.

By: Norman J. Dotson Jr., Editorial Director

Let’s have the talk… about taking a risk.

Chasing your dreams is never an easy feat especially when your dreams are large. There are, of course, the outside obstacles (finances, competition, and time) but those are not the biggest obstacles that you face, those have a target and enemy that you can in essence get past. Your largest threat (in lieu of sounding like a Jedi master) lies within yourself, the internal demons that can be much more crippling are the mightiest foe to overcome.

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New Age Appropriation

From Kim K to Iggy Azalea, where is the line drawn between Appreciation and Appropriation? By: Ariana Triggs, Contributing Writer We see it every day. From Kim Kardashian’s ‘braids”, Kylie Jenner’s lip injections to Post Malone’s invasion of the rap world, black culture is appropriated in all aspects of pop culture. The stereotypical beauty standards don’t show people of color much favor, particularly black women.  … Continue reading New Age Appropriation

The Revolution will be Digitized

How Social Media has Modernized the Movement

By: Mary Davis, Contributing Reporter

If you were to log into your Facebook or Twitter account right now chances are somewhere along your newsfeed you will run across a post about social inequalities, downloadinjustices or racism. During the last ten years racial tension has noticeably increased in

this country. The conversation regarding race relations has also increased.

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