Social media has reinvented the way we view activism. No longer do you need to pass out flyers or go knock on several doors to spread the word. A simple tweet to your followers or a post on Instagram will reach more people, in a short amount of time. This is especially true for individuals that are internet sensations or have a massive following. Social media presence is king in today’s society.
“Reclaiming my history, my time, my power.” Singer/songwriter and actress Jojo wrote in the caption of an Instagram post. The 27-year old musician has been making hit singles since she was 13 years old. From “Leave (Get Out)” released in 2004 to “F*ck Apologies,” released in 2016.
For three weeks in October, beautiful paintings of ethereal lands and stoic women were accompanied by serene female sculptures at the Spoke Art Museum in San Francisco, CA. The exhibit, Lore, by artist Amy Sol combined traditional oil on canvas paintings with virtual reality 3D produced sculptures.
So far 2018 has been an amazing year for Black cinema. No two portrayals are the same and there is a little something for everyone. While there is still progress to be made these films are refreshing to see. Long before its release, I had been hearing talks of a film adaption of Angie Thomas’ debut novel “The Hate U Give.” The bidding war for the rights was being discussed, reactions to the cast, and even talks of colorism all shrouded the film before it even hit theaters. One of the running themes or emotions I felt while watching this film was the honesty of it all. As a Black woman watching this film I felt seen and I knew so many others would too.
Coheed and Cambria is a four man band that consists of guitarist/vocalists Claudio Sanchez and Travis Stever, drummer Josh Eppard, and Zach Cooper on the bass. Sanchez is the lead singer and also one of the primary songwriters. The group is renowned for their concept pieces because they’re each tied into one ongoing story, The Amory Wars. The 16-year long conceptual project is a science fiction comic book series, and the brainchild of Sanchez who doubles as an illustrator and writer of the comics.
“Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Sam DuBose, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and Terence Crutcher are just some of the names on a long list of unarmed black boys and men who were killed by police officers in recent years.
The creator of the Emmy nominated web series “Brown Girls,” Fatimah Asghar, has released “If They Come For Us,” a book of poetry that “captures the experiences of being a young Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America.” Through her work of both “Brown Girls,” and “If They Come For Us,” Asghar talks about the intersectionality of being a woman, an orphan, an immigrant, Muslim in America, and queer.
“Capturing Every Moment from Another Point of View.”
“If you look up the definition of Aerial and Nomics, that’s what we perceived the business to be, when we put the name together,” Chris Andrews, owner of Aerial Nomics, an Atlanta-based aerospace company explained.
Millennials are known for a lot of things such as their love for social media, their innovation, and their tendency to go against the grid. At the age of 26, Rupi Kaur has been crowned queen of the “Instagram Poets,” a term that she does not like and one she is here to dismantle.
High fashion is generally revered as something one should aspire to obtain. Many of the runway looks aren’t things you would see as everyday casual attire, with very dramatic pieces layered in feathers, sheer fabric and more. But some companies, like Bally & Co., have chosen to cater to a broader audience. Although the fashion from this company is more inviting to the average person, the prices are not.