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Nikkia Shavée: Mixing Our Dating Cocktails

March 1st, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, Get Yours

Nikkia Shavée: Mixing Our Dating Cocktails

As a single gal blogging about dating and relationships, I am constantly on the look out for dating advice that tells me what I can do – instead of just telling me what I’m doing wrong… And that’s exactly what Nikkia Shavée does with her Dating Cocktails! I met Nikkia through a mutual friend and […]

Shenelle Wallace: Bringing Divine Inspiration

January 20th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, Get Yours

Shenelle Wallace: Bringing Divine Inspiration

When I met Shenelle Wallace I was taken aback by her kind spirit– and after she made me cry in church while singing Alabaster Box by Cece Winans– I knew exactly where that spirit came from- her faith in God! Shenelle has been going to church her entire life. “I guess you can say I […]

Chris and Carlo: Social Media Professionals

December 15th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Blog, Get Yours

Chris and Carlo: Social Media Professionals

While looking for Social Media experts on Staten Island- for a Radio Rookies story I’m working on- I was directed to Carlo Montagnino and Chris Olivieri, the founders of a blog called: The Dog and Pony Show (DAPS). Carlo and Chris first started the DAPS as a column in their College of Staten Island newspaper, […]

Michael Feeney: An Emerging Journalist

November 16th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Blog, Get Yours

Michael Feeney: An Emerging Journalist

I met Michael Feeney two years ago in Tampa, during my second National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) convention. At the time, he stood out to me because he was the only young journalist I’d met at the convention, who was focusing on print journalism. I caught up with Michael to hear how he got started […]

Vickie Remoe: Sierra Leone’s Media Maven

October 2nd, 2010  |  by  |  published in Blog, Get Yours

Vickie Remoe: Sierra Leone's Media Maven

I met Vickie Remoe in 2007, during my first trip back to Freetown, Sierra Leone, since my parents moved me to the U.S. as a baby. We met-up in the heart of Freetown- Victoria Park. We sat and spoke for hours. Vickie left Sierra Leone in the mid 90’s because of the Civil War and […]

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    As I mentally prepare to watch and discuss ‪#‎GirlsRising‬ today– a film that portrays the lives of nine young girls from around the world describing the challenges they face being denied an education– I googled “chibok kidnapping nigeria." 

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    My new essay explores how Beyonce’s feminist stance in pop culture helped frame my own feminist awakening:

    “I am in my 30s and was emboldened by Beyonce’s feminist stance on that stage, and can’t help but believe that that image will be equally as powerful to young people who witness that moment, whose first engagement with feminism will be that moment. Maybe, just maybe, Beyonce will serve as the bridgebetween pop culture and feminists like bell and Barbara and Audre, maybe some young woman bobbing her head to ‘Blow’ or ‘Partition’ or ‘Flawless’ will do so while reading Ain’t I A Woman? or Homegirls or Sister Outsider.”

    —FROM my new essay: My Feminist Awakening & the Influence of Beyonce’s Pop Culture Declaration