A Black Queen Amidst Gentrification

Gentrification (noun): The process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste.  Have we ever tried to find beauty within gentrification? A diamond in the rough, if you will? Stylist and model Chi Ilochi, alongside photographer May, also known as naibovisuals on Instagram, made it a point to…

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Let’s Talk: Uncomfortable or Homophobic?

There is a fine line between hate and discomfort, and it is time we learn the difference. “A faggot is not a homosexual male. A faggot is any male who acts like a female… and even if I am homophobic… so what?!” -Azealia Banks Homophobia is defined as “having or showing a dislike or prejudice…

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I Finally Decided To Walk In My Purpose

For so many years I’ve used the excuse, “I hate being the center of attention.” I never looked at it for what it really was: an excuse. I just saw it as my truth. And the truth being, I didn’t like being the center of attention. I preferred being low key, and behind the scenes.…

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I’m Changing.

Spiritually. Emotionally. Physically. Life has been very interesting these days. I find myself in the midst of myself. I didn’t know it was possible to get deeper in tune with myself, but here I am. It has been quite an interesting experience for me. I find myself not how I once was. And I can…

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It’s About Time We Knew The Truth About Our Food Industry

The problems the food industry faces seem to have no end in sight. It often times makes you wonder — what can be done to fix this faucet with a poorly patched leak? Why does an industry regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and which is backed by such huge food companies like…

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When Being Black Isn’t Enough

“Girl, you’re overreacting — you’ll be alright. We already went through 400 years of slavery, it can’t be that bad.” But what if it is? Have we ever taken the time to think maybe, just maybe, our people’s problems may feel like shackles and chains on their own feet? For so long, we as black…

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