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Monday, October 5, 2015

[Video] Hispanic Choice Awards Celebrates Latinos Making a Difference in their Communities

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This past Saturday, over a thousand people within the Tri-State area dressed up in their finest red carpet attire and united to celebrate the 12th Annual Hispanic Choice Awards. 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Are All Women Suppose to Fill Certain Roles?

The paradigm of what it means to be both a woman and human has slightly shifted and it has done wondrous things for men, women and youth in America.

Men are learning and appreciating. Women are becoming more confident and inspired to create and embrace communities of love, growth and truth. Through various social media platforms, youth are putting messages meant to be positive out that are becoming viral (the Power of Makeup challenge, for example).

However, it is clear that women still have a long way to go.

By Tamara Shanice / Photo by BET

There has recently been a lot of controversy in the media regarding women’s “roles” and how women are viewed if they are not fulfilling every aspect of those “roles.”

Monday, September 14, 2015

90s Fest Reminded Us Why 90s STILL Rock!

Photo by Brad Barket, Getty Images, courtesy of 90sFEST
Fanny packs. Bucket Hats. Tracksuits. A few things that describe what you saw everywhere as soon as you walked into the inaugural 90s Fest!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Hustle and Art – An Introduction to Sue Tsai

'Word is Yours'
When vibrant colors look like a brightening sense of hope and the subjects of portraits feel like a distant, or rather subconscious, you…you know you’re looking at the artwork of 27-year-old fine artist and designer, Sue Tsai.

Tsai’s art is like a high-end fashion with top quality fabric dripping of raw and all-too-familiar
emotions that heavily resonate with the younger generation. To create fine art that appeals as well as garners both attention and appreciation from such a fast moving crowd is no easy feat.

Looking back, although art has been around since the dawn of time, the Digital Age has both expanded and changed the meaning of it, as well as how we view it. The craft of painting, which was once commissioned because of the artist’s skill and deemed valuable solely because of the materials used, is now one that places its value particularly on the artist him or herself.

So how does an artist stand out within the depths of numerous outlets and tools used to create almost any form of art that you can think of?

Monday, September 7, 2015

[Video] 2015 Made in America Festival Coverage

Thousands of people gathered together this past Labor Day weekend for yet another sold out Budweiser Made in America Festival. There was nothing but good vibes and good music for this two day event. 

Jay-Z continues to be a prime example of how you can pretty much bring any idea to life when you work hard and remain consistent. 
If you weren't able to make it out to the fesitval this year, check out our video coverage below!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

8 Tweets Describing Our Feelings While Watching 'Straight Outta Compton'

Straight Outta Compton destroyed the box office this weekend. Racking in over $50 million dollars opening weekend on a $29 million movie budget, this movie is definitely going to be breaking lots of records. This powerful biopic shows what happens when visionaries come together, create magic and how it can all result to a cultural change. Inspiring! 

Everything involved with this production from the marketing, casting and visuals all played a huge roll into why Straight Outta Compton had such a successful opening weekend.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

King James Will Pay for over a 1000 students Four Year College Tuition

The true meaning of being a king is that they must not only exemplify leadership over themselves but also for those people in their kingdom. These leadership capabilities are to be used to make a better situation for all of the kings' people.

The king here? King James.
The kingdom? Akron, Ohio.

It was just announced that through his "I Promise" project, Lebron will be sending over 1000 students from his hometown to college.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

#inpsiMUSICMONDAYS - Katy Tiz

For this weeks' #inspiMUSICMONDAYS, we are featuring the beautiful and talented Katy Tiz!

This British vocalist stresses the importance her lyrics plays when it comes to her music. It's important to Katy that listeners are able to "get and feel" where her lyrics are coming from on a personal level.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

#inspiSTYLE of the Day - Jonny Herrera

Our #inspiSTYLE of the day is Jonny Herrera.
This androgynistic Philadelphia native continues to use his love of artistry as his self proclamation in all things visuals. Whether it's putting together an outfit, styling or directing a shoot to even blocking out the world and connecting his brushstrokes to his canvases; it is evident that his love of art has no limitation. 

1. Who is Jonny Herrera?

An open minded, free spirited, androgynous, tree hugging hippie that loves A R T. I express my soul through painting, photography, singing in the shower, styling, designing, and especially through my own PERSONAL STYLE.  

Thursday, July 16, 2015

[Video] Black Rose Review | #BlackRoseExperience - Tyrese's Philly Meet and Greet

Anyone that knows Tyrese knows that when he sets his mind to something, he will stop at nothing to achieve his ultimate end goal. Since Tyrese first received his advance copy of his final album #BlackRose, he has been on a non-stop mission to do everything in his power to save RnB. It's been said that RnB's place in the music industry is a thing of the "past"and Tyrese is determined to prove otherwise.