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Marielle, PRESENTE!

A city, a country, a world is missing the life of a dear sister. This past Wednesday, March 14th, councilwoman Marielle Franco was shot to death after attending an event for the empowerment of black women. She posted a live video on her Facebook as the event was happening and she made

Sade is Back

Director Ava DuVernay revealed that Sade will be recording a song for the upcoming movie  A Wrinkle in Time. The movie soundtrack will also include artists such as Sia, Demi Lovato, and Chloe X Halle. Of course, these are some great artists, and I’m looking forward to hearing them. But, no

Fetch Clay, Make Man

Houston's Ensemble Theatre has thrived off of keeping the African American arts alive. I was honored with the opportunity to witness this with director Mirron Willis' production of Fetch Clay, Make Man written by Will Power. Though this play has been performed countless times by directors and actors nationwide, The Ensemble Theatre

Battle of the Prom Dates

“Who are you taking to prom?” “Who are you taking to prom?” “Who are you taking to prom?” As prom season rolls around, not only are girls shopping for the ideal dress and guys for the tie to match, but there is also this lingering question that seems to make its appearance in

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Hear ye, hear ye!  Tina Turner has announced the release of one of the biggest projects of the century. In March of 2018 at London’s Aldwych Theater the premier of TINA: The Tina Turner Musical will be available to the hearts of her many fans. Written by award-winning playwright Katori Hall

The Oscars 2018 Nominations

The Oscars released the list of nominations for 2018. And, I am more than pleased with it. New York Daily News provided a handy-dandy, organized list: Best Picture Call Me By Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri   Best Director Dunkirk - Christopher Nolan Get Out - Jordan

Meeting the Queen

The truth is some of the best encounters are often unexpected. I experienced it for myself this past weekend. While at my nephew’s birthday party at Dave and Buster’s, I came face-to-face with someone I did not know but who I wished I had known sooner. Her name is Cora

Trump: An Era of Severed Relationships

If there is one thing that can tear a friendship apart, it’s one question: What do you believe? Whether people want to accept it or not, beliefs, be they political or ethical, are partially the foundation of every relationship. Some choose not to voice them in fear of offending or insulting

Teen Mom Stereotype? I Don’t Know Her.

Media has fostered the creation of the teen parent stereotype. It is one defining these individuals as incapable of taking care of their children and doomed for failure. This is a stereotype that 16-year-old Estrella Alvarez is defying every day. Unlike other freshmen at HISD’s High School for Law and Justice, who

The Future of Majic 102.1

Whether it be Friday night or even Sunday morning, I cannot remember a single day in my life going by without me listening to Majic 102.1. Anyone attempting to argue against its excellence would be mercilessly countered with the laughter that is the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the essence that