Tag: Saint Louis

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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

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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“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