CJ, an Masters student in Art Therapy, shares a calming exercise in order to relieve some of the pain we are feeling during this turbulent time. Take a moment to watch the video, engage and hopefully, find relief. #selflove #musicart #education #queerpoc
From the editor: I caught a glimpse of Alyssa taking photos of the protest (one of myself) that just occurred two days ago in Jersey City. I asked her if she would share the photos and she gladly did. The protest in Jersey City was closer to a display solidarity between the many different ethnicities that make up what once was the most diverse city in the US. Unfortunately, this is quickly changing due to unbridled gentrification policies. Alyssa (and I) "hope that [the photo
I traveled to Le Chateau de Versailles recently and felt relatively unimpressed, disappointed, bored, and sort of sad. How could one ever be unimpressed with such majesty, such royalty—the epitome of grace and bourgeois? Easy. It’s not real. Fake marble, fake gold, fantasy fantasy fantasy. A reigning symbol of self-indulgence and debauchery that still wields power over two centuries later, and part of it is because we keep deciding to go there.
Black History Month by EI8HT Lyrics: Yeah It's EI8HT Vibe Up Let me hit you with a riddle I am like a treasure find the x with no Malcolm in the middle Now I'm living like a King And I'm living out my dream By following the scheme with my team 8th Wonder no Stevie yeah you see me Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, Rest in peace to Ali If you come for the kid, you’ll be dreading the results bob Marley So don’t even start, i’ll be in front like Rosa Parks And I’m gonna f
A note from the filmmaker: Dear Black Queer Folk with Mental Illnesses, This is for you, and you alone. I made this film to tell my story and to tell you that you are not alone. We live in a world where we are not appreciated. Our talent, our contributions, our voices are taken for granted. I want to remind other queer folk that who you are is valid, your mental illness is valid and it deserves to be talked about and dealt with. There is no need for shame, for guilt, do not l
A note from the filmmaker: Watch (That) Yuppie I’m Clark. If you know me, you know that I’m a black boy from the suburbs of New Jersey. I come from a privileged background. I’ve had mostly white friends growing up. I went to an all-boys Catholic prep school, and it wasn’t until later in my academic career that I began to understand and interrogate my blackness in different contexts. I’ve said this many a time, though most recently I experienced a new iteration of that deliber
Dear young Black creatives,
My name is Tobi Oladejo and I am one of the many voices who want to live in a nation where Black expression is celebrated and respected. I write to you not to warn but to inform and encourage. This is meant for your growth in a world where your pigmentation is seen as a threat; in a place where absolute acceptance and equality isn’t in the description of your basic rights. Never forget, an excuse is all they're asking for, that small window of