Solomon Roller Discovered his Passion for Dance at the Age of Eight

Artist and Performer Embraces Creativity as a Lifestyle Long after his physical presence expires, memories of Solomon Osayi Roller will manifest through his art. People will remember his smile, passion and authentic joy for uplifting others. Fame never crossed Roller’s mind as a reason to entertain people. In his lifetime, his legacy will not reflect the presence of material wealth but rather the riches he … Continue reading Solomon Roller Discovered his Passion for Dance at the Age of Eight

15 Afro-Latinx Celebrities Living Their Best Lives

Celebrating Black Latinx Stars During Latinx Heritage Month 1. Ilia Calderón Last November, Ilia Calderón became the first Black women to anchor a major news desk at Univision. Born in Chocó Colombia in 1972, Calderon majored in Social Work at the University of Antioquia. After she appeared in several news shows and made it to national television in 1998, joining Telemundo three years later. In … Continue reading 15 Afro-Latinx Celebrities Living Their Best Lives

Slack Technology Proactive in Solving Industry Race and Gender Issue

Productivity Company Refuses to Slack on Inclusion Beyond offering an efficient cloud-based collaboration services and tools, Slack Technologies, Inc. outperforms other Silicon Valley companies in diversity and inclusion. The organization released its diversity report in April 2017 highlighting women at Slack. Adhering to the format of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) approach, women make up almost half of the Slack staff. “We have maintained … Continue reading Slack Technology Proactive in Solving Industry Race and Gender Issue

Designer Eneale Pickett Celebrates Blackness While Supporting Black Students

Artist Sews a Vivid Picture of Blackness in New Line Fashion can be revolutionary. Aesthetic can tell the story of a people, a political ideology. Designer Eneale Pickett would like his next line to inspire conversations surrounding the African diaspora, black masculinity and womanhood. He hopes to financially help incoming Black freshmen at University of Wisconsin-Madison while doing so. “With the money from these jean … Continue reading Designer Eneale Pickett Celebrates Blackness While Supporting Black Students

Twelve Things in American Culture No One Thinks About

Unique Americana in the Modern Day United States *Note: Americana refers cultural heritage of the United States in this piece and American refers to the demonym for United States residents in this case. One unique thing about the United States is the diversity in culture, religion, race/ethnicity and thought. Diversity in political opinion is so American that every group that disagrees with each other accuses the other … Continue reading Twelve Things in American Culture No One Thinks About

Organizations Protect the Future of the Culture Through Education

Three Initiatives to Transform Learning in Schools Educators often enter the field with the intention in making a difference in the lives of youth but improving education does not rest solely on their shoulders. Developing tomorrow’s leaders into culture influencers, changemakers and contributors to society should be a communal effort. Not everyone has to do this by going into education. Some organizations are attempting to … Continue reading Organizations Protect the Future of the Culture Through Education

Nine Releases to Lookout for in 2018

Music, Television and Film Drops Look Promising in 2018 We have finally neared the end of another decade in 2018. The next two years will send us off into the 2020’s with a bang. What will the world of media and entertainment look like? We will have a world without Olivia Pope, a more matured Issa Rae, Blue Ivy’s preteen years, Migos’ fourth, fifth and … Continue reading Nine Releases to Lookout for in 2018