Five years ago, Novella Coleman wore her hair in sister locs and embarked on a work trip to San Francisco. Coleman is a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California. From the roots on her scalp to the melanin that guarded it, Coleman found herself in the middle of a debate […]Read more "From the Roots: Stories from a Rose Garden"
Defenseman for the Nashville Predators, Pernell-Karl Sylvester, also known as P.K. Subban, voiced his separation from the #TakeAKnee movement while performing at a fundraiser in Nashville’s Zanies Comedy Club. As reported by Yahoo Sports, based on statements from two eyewitnesses, the Canadian pro hockey player made clear his “respect” for the American flag, even going […]Read more "The Case For P.K. Subban"
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"