ART, THINK & LEARN

The (r)evolution of “Queer” in Contemporary Music

Following the release of Frank Ocean’s monumental new album, Blonde , the topic of sexuality cascaded through the internet. As a publicly non-heterosexual, black man in hip-hop, the reactions to his album reflected the state of the public view on the LGBTQ community within society. Although the album (accompanied by a zine, pop-up store, and […]

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ARTISTS, MUSIC, THINK & LEARN

Who are OUR musical icons?

  In a period where music is constantly being created and renewed and new artists arrive everyday, we have to start to wonder who will be here to stay for the long run. Who will we look back on in 30 years and consider them legends? Over the last decade, we have begun to see the […]

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BRANDS, EDITORIALS, FEATURES, THINK & LEARN

Meet the woman who is redefining positivity, one tweet at a time

  There are thousands of empowering organizations out there helping others embrace themselves physically, mentally,emotionally, and in other various aspects. Developing a movement these days doesn’t take much, considering we have the quickest and most efficient source of all – social media. 25 year old Brittani “Tulip” encountered a few posts on Twitter discussing the […]

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ARTISTS, FILM, MUSIC, THINK & LEARN

“DISSERTATION: A KANYE WEST STORY”

In less than a day, the world will be blessed with the release of Kanye West’s seventh studio album, now officially titled THE LIFE OF PABLO, accompanied by the showcasing of his Yeezy Season 3 collection in Madison Square Garden. The occasion will be broadcasted worldwide in select theaters as well as on high fidelity music streaming […]

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ART, EDITORIALS, THINK & LEARN

Black culture is all culture

When people think of February, Valentines Day instantly comes to mind. They picture love, candy, flowers, and the commercialized shenanigans that go along with the month. While many people are so focused on Valentines Day and how they’re going to be sitting on their couch Netflix and Chilling by themselves, or receiving generous gifts from their significant […]

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EDITORIALS, MUSIC, THINK & LEARN

Feel The Wrath of KAAN: Knowledge’s Human Form

“Bitch, I feel like Makaveli back in ’95” -KAAN, Makaveli ’95 First, let’s get this started with a slight disclaimer: This editorial is long overdue. I say this because I first contacted Brandon way back in September of 2015. It’s now February of 2016 and this is just taking its first breath. However, take my word on it when […]

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EDITORIALS, THINK & LEARN

Creative Minds vs. Athletic Minds — how do they compare?

Basketball season is here and many people talk about Kobe Bryant’s basketball skills, but do they really know him? I picked up a very subtle characteristic from Kobe Bryant that has personally left a very big impact on my life: the Kobe Mindset. In Layman’s terms, this philosophy simply means never sell yourself short. You must tell yourself I’m […]

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