“It’s almost like you have to fight them to not be so nice to you.” Toronto native Mario Rigby spent two years trekking 7456.45 miles across eight African countries by foot and kayak.
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!
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 … Continue reading Indigenous Heroines > Chris Columbus
Did you know that, according to the Migration Policy Institute, there are 3 million undocumented workers in the state of California alone and that half of them are women, mostly from Central America and Mexico? Did you know that they play a critical role in the U.S. food economy while enduring poverty and abuse? The … Continue reading Migrant Farmworker Women Draw Strength from Each Other to Fight Machismo Culture
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, … Continue reading 17-Year Old Justin Lynch Breaks Barriers In the Swim World
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 … Continue reading Have You Heard?: Chargaux
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 … Continue reading Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc. Creates Haven in Philly
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 … Continue reading Representation For Black Boys Matters Too
Kywn gives us the PWI Ten Commandments and breaks down what WOC face on a daily basis at educational institutions. Whether it's sexism, racism or micro-aggressions. She shares much TRUTH but also encourages black girls to hold their heads high embrace their magic! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEJN1ABuRNQ
Where are our bookworms? If you love amazing writers like Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Octavia Butler and Junot Diaz, why not expand your library with even more authors of color? Many people claim there just aren't that many good ones out there but this list of ten writers will make you clap back at them with … Continue reading No Offense to Mrs. Morrison But…