Tag: Featured

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How Many More? A VOTE to Save Lives!

This morning, I wake up and before I really open my eyes I picked up my phone. I read my daily horoscope, I checked my NFL Fantasy Draft league for new Waiver Wire acceptances, and then I opened the Safari app and typed in “news”. It’s been a few days since I’ve searched the news on my phone, I do not have social media … Read More How Many More? A VOTE to Save Lives!

Twins the New Trend

Let me preface this by telling y’all a story that happened the other day. So, Kacie, James and I are in the house, you know because of Ms. Rona (Coronavirus) has us all on punishment right now, minding our own lives. Kacie stopped James to ask him, “What year were you born?” Simple enough right? So he answers, “1988”. Now this is where it … Read More Twins the New Trend

Poetic Tesstimonies: “Love Wouldn’t Count Me Out” by Brandy Norwood

“I owe it to the people to teach them what I do know.” –Lady Tess (2019) Love Wouldn’t Count Me Out by Brandy Norwood is a ballad that allows the listener to vibe to a heartbreak song. The lyrics are simple and powerful, with quotables like ” I guess it wasn’t true, when you said ‘I love you’” and “It used to be that … Read More Poetic Tesstimonies: “Love Wouldn’t Count Me Out” by Brandy Norwood

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Dre’Co presents “Why/Not: The Tour” 2020 Debut

Last Friday, January 24th, 2020, rapper Dre’Co celebrated the opening night for his 2020 debut “Why/Not: The Tour”. The opening night was nostalgic and high energy, with people dancing and rocking on the dance floor all night long. Headliner Dre’Co brought his talented crew together; featuring DJ Climate, Crusade the Brand Band, Guitarist Moses, & Vocalist Bean, creating an intimate and soulful vibe. The … Read More Dre’Co presents “Why/Not: The Tour” 2020 Debut

Poetic Tesstimonies: “Amethyst Rock” by Saul Williams

“I owe it to the people to teach them what I do know.” –Lady Tess (2019) Amethyst Rock by Saul Williams reminds listeners of self-worth, provides history into black culture, and brings attention to racial inequalities in America. Almost twenty years after it’s original release by American Records in 2001, Williams’ words still reflect the Black-American experience and perspective of today. He acknowledges the … Read More Poetic Tesstimonies: “Amethyst Rock” by Saul Williams

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2020 UrbArts MLK Day Celebration & Verbquake Youth Slam

On January 20, 2020 the Urban Artist Alliance (UrbArts) hosted their 2020 MLK Day Celebration including the Verbquake Youth Poetry Slam. The event was hosted by M.K. Stallings, with DJ Black Spade (all the way from New York) on the turntables, and V. Lang capturing photos. Three youth teams participated in the competition; Beauty N the Beats, Central Flow, and Savage Stanzas. The event … Read More 2020 UrbArts MLK Day Celebration & Verbquake Youth Slam

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Epilepsy Changed My Plans

America celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on this Monday, January 20, 2020 over a 5-day weekend (for most). I was unable to celebrate the holiday the way I planned, and felt physically and mentally terrible about it. This weekend I missed several events; my friend’s and my niece’s birthdays, and the Aaliyah: One in A Million Art Show by Kris Blackmon. I … Read More Epilepsy Changed My Plans

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Celeb Love Cards: Sean & Jhene

Big Sean and Jhene Aiko began dating in 2016, according to CelebrityCheatSheet.com, around the time they released their joint album Twenty88. Big Sean, rapper, is an Aries, according to Astrology.com, his birthdate is March 25, 1988. Sean’s girlfriend is, singer, Jhene Aiko, born March 16, 1988; she is a Pisces by astrology. (Cougar? LOL) Sean has had much success in his career as a … Read More Celeb Love Cards: Sean & Jhene

Poetic Tesstimonies: “Listen” by Jay Luvve

“I owe it to the people to teach them what I do know.” –Lady Tess (2019) Listen calls attention to the growth and humbling that is needed to spark a revolution for change in black America. Jay Luvve keeps the crowd’s attention with his uneven cadence, strong pauses, and intelligent progressive writing style. He reminds us of our worth and that we need to … Read More Poetic Tesstimonies: “Listen” by Jay Luvve

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My “Love Cards” per Robert L. Camp

In 2012, I was introduced to the book “Love Cards: What Your Birthday Reveals About You and Your Personal Relationships” by Robert Lee Camp. One of my favorite people, my special sister, Selena encouraged me to look up my birthdate in the book and, just like that, I was hooked! In 2016, I purchased my own copy and have been researching myself (self-mastery), and … Read More My “Love Cards” per Robert L. Camp

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“Black Joy is Resistance” Opening Ceremony

Kristian “Kris” Blackmon presented her first art exhibition of the year on Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Urban Artist Alliance (Urb Arts) in Old North Saint Louis, MO. The opening reception for the “Black Joy IS Resistance” art exhibition showcased “the joys of Being Black”. The event began at 7 PM, featuring paintings and portraits from local #STLMADE artists, curated and hosted by … Read More “Black Joy is Resistance” Opening Ceremony

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WordUp! Open Mic’s 5th Anniversary Celebration

WordUp! Open Mic celebrated it’s 5th year supporting the creative arts in Saint Louis, Missouri on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020! The celebration was also the first WordUp! open mic of the year, setting the tone for the fifty-one weeks to come. This open mic was an inclusive and safe space for the TWENTY-SEVEN performers to bare all and share their messages on stage. Dacia … Read More WordUp! Open Mic’s 5th Anniversary Celebration