Category: In Perspective

Sounds of Liberation: A Roadmap of Resistance post Women’s March on Washington

In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, millions (myself included) rallied at women’s marches in the nation’s capital and cities around the world Saturday to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they (we) won’t let his agenda go unchallenged. According to CNN reports, more than…

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Life’s (unassuming) Lessons

2016 has been without a doubt filed with its ups and downs mixed with some mind-bogglingly awesome moments to date. I spent most of this year traveling, embracing new experiences, and forging a path of emotional, physical, and mental self-discovery. Sounds not overly original, I know… but honestly it’s true. Everyone likes to brag that…

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Beyoncé’s Formation: How to Slay Even When You’re Inconsistent

ALT TITLE: Beyonce’s Formation: Subversive Slayage Beyoncé’s Formation video and halftime performance were instantly polarizing. Some said this was her “I’m black and IDGAF” moment. She scared some folks and even seemed to set boundaries about who could and could not dissect her performance. Rudy Giuliani was not happy to say the least (he called…

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100 Years of Service: An Interview with Frank Braxton, part 2 of 2

This interview with Frank Braxton took place on two separate Saturday’s in his apartment on Massachusetts Ave., NW. Jasmine Carpenter and Nadith Saibou from St. Martin’s Church at North Capitol and T Street, NW, where Mr. Braxton is a parishioner, contributed questions, shot photos and helped turn an interview into the personal story it became. Read part…

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100 Years of Service: An Interview with Frank Braxton, part 1 of 2

This interview with Frank Braxton took place on two separate Saturday’s in his apartment on Massachusetts Ave., NW. Jasmine Carpenter and Nadith Saibou from St. Martin’s Church at North Capitol and T Street, NW, where Mr. Braxton is a parishioner, contributed questions, shot photos and helped turn an interview into the personal story it became.  Mr. Braxton’s…

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