The act of ‘cancelling our faves’ stretches back to such instances as the Abercrombie and Fitch fiasco of 2013, where then CEO, Michael Jeffries, spoke of the company’s exclusionary nature in a 2006 Salon interview. Rather than adapt to the hypodermic needle theory, where consumers were willingly fed products and services through a needle, consumers, […]Read more "The New Power Dynamic"
A self-defined “freak for how words look and sound,” Lorde tells of her relation to song writing through that of her talent for short stories. During her 2013 feature with VEVO Lift, Lorde spoke of her various attempts at writing a story, “bending” and twisting it into a song. Ahead of her time in lyricism, […]Read more "Lorde’s Use Of Color And Lights To Tell A Story"
– Originally Posted On Brooklyn Ink – The disconnect between the NYPD and Bed-Stuy challenges a plan for reform. It was 1 p.m. on a sunny afternoon in Herbert Von King Park in Bedford-Stuyvesant. To the left sat 63-year-old Country, a longtime Bed-Stuy resident. “I’m Country,” he said. “Call me Country.” Country and his three […]Read more "Community Policing in a Wary Community"
– Originally Posted On Brooklyn Ink – A photographer brings his eye to changes on the streets where he grew up Anthony Geathers was introduced to photography as a teenager growing up near Nostrand Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Now he is a young and rising photographer, most recently featured in The Fader for his work with […]Read more "Time Travel: A Bed-Stuy Storyteller in the Old Neighborhood"
– Originally Posted On NBC News – There were flames, mass looting, and obscene acts of violence. There were casualties like that of trucker Reginald Denny – left beaten nearly to death, and countless others that did not become household names. April 29,1992, the day of the L.A. Riots, resulted in over 50 recorded deaths, […]Read more "The L.A. Riots as Told Through Rap and Hip-Hop"
– Originally Posted On NBC News – Fed up with what she viewed as a male-centric music industry environment, Chhavi Nanda — also known as Chippy Nonstop — decided last year to start an inclusive DJ workshop in Canada, the country she has called home since being deported from the U.S. in 2015. Chippy Nonstop […]Read more "DJ Workshop Brings Inclusivity to Turntables"
– Originally Posted On NBC News – Misty Copeland at the Barbie Launch with Project Plie on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in New York. Diane Bondareff / Invision for Mattel Ever since Misty Copeland was named the first Black female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, she has balanced the part of role model, […]Read more "Misty Copeland Balances the Role of Ballerina Activist in Under Armour Stance"