Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Corner Spotlight: Mirrorz Edge- These Eyes

Artistry has always been the outlet of the oppressed and mistreated. Channeling such angst, however,  has  often times resulted in  the creation of impactful and thought provoking work. Realizing that art can indeed equate to activism, the duo, known as Mirrorz Edge, have decided to exercise their ability to create and inform,. This has resulted in a powerful summation of the tumultuous times we are currently experiencing! I present to you, These Eyes!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Good Friday: The Road to the Right to Read

This heart warming story, featured in the Huff Post: Black Voices, focuses on Pearl Thompson, a 92 year old retired school teacher and alumni of Shaw University. What makes this tale so touching is that it symbolically represents that though change may not be immediate, those who continue to fight the fine fight will be rewarded for their efforts. Back in 1942, while attending Shaw University in Raleigh, NC,Pearl attempted to borrow a book from what was then known as the Olivia Raney Library. To her dismay, she was unable to do so because the establishment denied her the right to acquire a library card. Instead, she was only allowed to read her desired book in the basement of the establishment.Fast forward some seventy three years later and Ms. Thompson was now being issued a library card at a ceremony held at the Cameron Village Library. Led by the deputy director of Wake County Libraries,  the event served as an apology and honoring of Pearl Thompson's bravery and tireless dedication in the field of education! Despite the tumultuous times we live in today, it is important to remember the sacrifices that were made by our elders and that we indeed have a responsibility to continue the fight for equality. To learn more about Pearl Thompson's story, you can visit the following link here!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Corner Spotlight : Digable Planets- Where I'm From

Time to hop in the DeLorean  and take a trip to  where the Digable Planets are from! There, we will be treated to a cleverly used sample of Archie Bell and The Drells'  Tighten Up, references to Karl Marx and the sensual flair of the always welcomed Ladybug! Make sure you grab a plate though because "the lyrics are so phat you might gain weight"

Monday, July 20, 2015

Reel Talk: AMY

Synopsis: Amy Winehouse: In her own words and thoughts featuring never before seen footage.

Review: Despite the fact that the tale of the rise and fall of celebrities has been chronicled numerous times over, it does not make AMY any less harrowing and tragic. Nevertheless, one can only marvel and revere this honest and extremely talented artist whose gift and curse left an undeniable stamp in the annals of music!

Friday, July 3, 2015


Synopsis: Set amongst the backdrop of  a Parisian project, GIRLHOOD chronicles one's journey to  escape a mundane, low prospect existence.

Review: GIRLHOOD does not reinvent the wheel when it comes to the coming of age, sub genre of film. What it does offer, is an honest, and authentic telling of a young woman's road to self discovery and avoids the the traps of being exploitative or heavily reliant on maudlin tactics. (B)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Corner Spotlight: Mirrorz Edge- Love 4 You

The highly anticipated, second single off of their self titled debut album is here. Love 4 You is a high energy ode to that special someone. So come celebrate "Love today"!