BUY BLACK BUSINESS WEEK: Advocacy Organizations

Today’s Buy Black Business Week category will be dedicated to organizations aiding the black community through non-profits, funding, and podcasts. Leader's of a Beautiful Struggle (Baltimore) Grassroots organization centered in Baltimore Instagram: @lbsbaltimore Twitter: @LBSBaltimore FaceBook   Trans Women of Color Collective https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOciixMwZz4 Twitter: @twoccnyc FaceBook Black Alliance for Just Immigration Advocate for African American [...]

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Ramad Chatman to Spend 5 More Years in Jail Despite Being Found NOT GUILTY

Ramad Chatman (24) will spend an additional 5 years in jail despite being found NOT GUILTY for armed robbery. According to The Independent, in 2012 Chatman, age 19, was convicted of breaking and entering for stealing a television worth $120. It was his first offense and Chatman was sentenced to five years’ probation. Chatman abided by his [...]

Dear White People Review: Episode 1

Film Synopsis Dear White People was first released in 2014 as a film directed by Justin Simien. The story followed four black students as they attended a predominately white institute named Winchester University. Each character represented a different perspective on what it meant to be black in a majority white space and each handled racism differently in a [...]

Neon Fade Burning Sands Review (SPOILERS)

My first movie review for 2017 and in general will be for the 2017 film, Burning Sands. This review contains spoilers. Plot Burning Sands is the feature length directorial debut from Gerard McMurray and is distributed through Netflix. The film is about 5 young men who are experiencing, “Hell Week” the final week in the [...]

7 Black Cultural Events in Baltimore to Attend this Black History Month

Check out these great events in Baltimore to attend in honor of Black History Month! Asante Celebration Who: The Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle What: A Celebration for supporters of the grassroots organization LBS and newcomers alike. Where: The Living Well – 235 Holliday St, Baltimore, MD 21202 When: February 20th at 6pm Notes from the organization: The [...]

The Full List of Winners at The 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards

The 48th annual NAACP Image Awards honored the best in film, television, music, and literature. There were little to no surprises for this years winners including Anthony Anderson for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series and his co-star wife, Tracee Ellis Ross for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. Taraji P Henson won for the second time in a [...]

17 Films and Series to Watch in Honor of Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, check out my list of films and television series celebrating and exploring black life throughout history including captivating documentaries, quality biopics, and recent theatrical releases. Remember to celebrate Black History beyond these short 28 days!   I am not your Negro (2017) The potent words of writer, activist, and playwright [...]