MUSIC & ART

February 7, 2018

Dear Travelers,

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 marbl...

For my 20th birthday, my Black parents and I decided to see the critically acclaimed 9 time Tony award winning play “The Book of Mormon.” A play supposedly satirizing Mormonism, a religion born out of white American culture in the 1800s. Who better to poke fun at deepl...

March 1, 2017

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...

February 28, 2017

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 ar...

February 3, 2017

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 was...

July 19, 2016

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...

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