Rock the Continent: Metal Bands in Africa

The African continent has birthed several diverse and thriving rock scenes throughout the years, from Zamrock to Nigerian psychedelic rock. One of the most overlooked is the African metal scene. Check out some of the bands putting the Motherland on the rock map!

Indigenous Heroines > Chris Columbus

Cities all over the country are finally denouncing Christopher Columbus Day a.k.a. “That Terrible Guy Who Didn’t Really Discover Shit” Day and we love it! But why stop there? Not only should we continue to support the national abolition of “That Terrible Guy Who Didn’t Really Discover Shit” Day but we should learn more about ancestors and…

17-Year Old Justin Lynch Breaks Barriers In the Swim World

The relationship between water and people of African-descent is a complex one filled with so much trauma but also spirituality and celebration. 17 year old Justin Lynch is tapping into the latter by shattering records and bringing diversity and excellence in the world of competitive swimming. On being a person of color in the sport he said,…

If We Ruled The World: Matriarchal Societies

Ever wonder what it would be like if women ruled the world? You’re not the only one! Matriarchal societies do exist. Matriarchy , according to Merriam-Webster,  is “a family, group, or state governed by a woman; or a system of social organization in which descent and inheritance are traced through the female line”. These kinds of…

I Matter, WE Matter

“I Matter, WE Matter” is an ongoing portrait series by Tampa-based creative Christy Marie. Marie is an experienced event and street style photographer where she has demonstrated a certain flare for saturated, sumptuous color palettes. In stark contrast to her other portraits, ‘I Matter, WE Matter’ is shot in black and white, calling attention to…

Have You Heard?: Chargaux

We have a very diverse taste in music, so you can imagine our joy after discovering Chargaux. This Brooklyn based duo is ear-candy to the extreme fusing hip-hop, classical, Indian traditional, and so much more in melodious mind-blowing waves. They have written for major artists like Kendrick Lamar, School Boy Q and J Cole. We’re so inspired by…

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc. Creates Haven in Philly

Arielle Johnson has finally made her dreams a reality. Last year she opened the doors of Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse Inc., a safe haven welcoming people of color in love with community events, coffee and comic books in the City of Brotherly Love. Spaces and narratives in the comic world are often dominated by white…

Homophobia Doesn’t Look Good On You

Women express their friendships and genuine LOVE for each other in so many ways. Hmm….. but WHY oh WHY when black men actually let go and become themselves homophobia comes into play.

Representation For Black Boys Matters Too

Many people don’t realize that toys are one of the earliest ways we are trained in gender stereotypes. This is a conversation that’s especially heard when discussing feminism and girls, but what about Black boys? Jennifer Pierre found herself asking this same question and decided to answer it by creating Melanites, a line of dolls for…

This video shows some of the history behind the hijab, which is starting to become a fashion trend after being spotted as an accessory on high-end designer runways. MuslimGirl, a site working to break stereotypes and normalize Muslim voices, says the hijab has been a symbol of autonomy, control, and defiance for Muslim women. “We made…