Proud Out Loud: Slam and Showcase for Philly Black Pride.

Philadelphia, PA. We all need a little POET-herapy! Check out this dope event by Queen Phierce, highlighting Black, Queer, Artists during Philly Black Pride Weekend! The Info. Date: Friday, April 29th, 7-11PM Sign–ups: Performers receive a discount code. Must sign up to receive. There is a cash prize for Slam! Sponsorship Info Vending is $40.Continue reading “Proud Out Loud: Slam and Showcase for Philly Black Pride.”

Sensuality & Mental Health: Love Thy Self Weekend 2022

A Sensual Weekend for Women to Gather + Cultivate + Celebrate their Sensuality. Love Thy Self Weekend is a two-day event that will feature Health & Sexual Wellness Educators, a variety of workshops curated to help attendees reconnect with their sensual side, Panel Discussions, LIVE Podcast Interviews, Virtual Art Exhibitions, and Entertainment designed to awaken yourContinue reading “Sensuality & Mental Health: Love Thy Self Weekend 2022”

POPPIN’ Events for PHILLY BLACK PRIDE 2022!

PHILLY BLACK PRIDE WEEKEND EVENTS. SATURDAY PRE-GAME: BLAQ SATURDAY-APRIL 30TH, 2022 from 4PM-8PM. Grab a hookah, bottle, bite to eat and chill with The Main Event Philly and Friends on Philly’s most famous tourist spot: South Street! Reserve a section or get your tickets now! SATURDAY NIGHT VIBES: 28 –APRIL 30TH, 2022 from 9PM-2AM. “28” is aContinue reading “POPPIN’ Events for PHILLY BLACK PRIDE 2022!”

Pull-Up to Black Cannabis Week.

FREE EVENT. Edible Podcast is proud to be a Media Sponsor for Black Cannabis Week! Wednesday, September 23rd, come learn, heal, and grow with us for We On Wellness! A day devoted to education, entertainment, and creativity in cannabis! In our Black communities, we need to continually examine our mind/body/spirit balance: What are we consuming?Continue reading “Pull-Up to Black Cannabis Week.”

Black is King and Well, So is Beyoncé. 10 Lessons Beyonce Taught Us in Her Visual Album.

1. The Heritage of black people is richer than we can imagine. Kidnapped and forced into slavery, Africans and Indigeous people have struggled to find their origins and identity. It is much easier to pinpoint our ethnicity, but where do our ancestors come from? Beyonce presents to us Moors, Egyptians, Africans, and African-Americans, blending themContinue reading “Black is King and Well, So is Beyoncé. 10 Lessons Beyonce Taught Us in Her Visual Album.”

Karine Jean-Pierre Representing for the Queer, Brown Girls.

Karine Jean-Pierre has accepted the role of chief of staff to Vice Presential candidate Kamala Harris.  The announcement of her appointment came just hours before Harris was officially added to the ticket as Joe Biden’s pick for Vice President. And while I have my reservations about Harris, I have been a long time admirer ofContinue reading “Karine Jean-Pierre Representing for the Queer, Brown Girls.”

LORD, GRANT ME THE CONFIDENCE OF A MEDIOCRE WHITE MAN.

When I’m invited to deliver a keynote speech, one of my first steps is reading Maya Angelou quotes. I’m not quite sure when that started but it is now very much a part of my current creative process.  My reading choices have always been non-fiction and educational texts. Honestly, I was introduced to Maya Angelou’sContinue reading “LORD, GRANT ME THE CONFIDENCE OF A MEDIOCRE WHITE MAN.”

Black is the New Boudoir.

It’s time to strip. It’s time to unravel, layer by layer, hundreds of years of institutionalized self-scrutiny, perverse concepts of one’s physical self, and the idea that we as people of color (POC) should strive to maintain our “decency” by way of not celebrating or exposing our bodies. Historically, POC have been hyper-sexualized in mainstream mediaContinue reading “Black is the New Boudoir.”