The Freedom of Dance

I’ve always been a dancer. My Mom says I was never too shy to shake my little butt as a child. I grew up dancing the wop, the snake, the reebok, the prep and other dances imitating my older sisters. It was something I always felt good at. I did it freely whenever a song moved my body. At a summer program I attended we did a production of The Wiz. I got to dance Read more about The Freedom of Dance[…]

Black Music Month: The Beautiful Soul of Donnie

A friend introduced me to soul singer Donnie’s album The Colored Section (TCS) while in college and changed my world! I had just started my sophomore year at the University of North Texas. This album would become a major part of the soundtrack of my college years. Recently I spent one gloomy Saturday stuck inside interviewing the wonderfully insightful Donnie. I was nervous, breaking out into a sweat like a whore in church as our Read more about Black Music Month: The Beautiful Soul of Donnie[…]

I Skipped Class for El DeBarge

  I have many goals and dreams I want to do with my journalism career. I have literally dreamed about interviewing El DeBarge. I skipped news writing class, checking this off my bucket list. Leaving school early to film DeBarge at the now closed J&R Music World was a once in a lifetime opportunity. #YOLO Being a fan, I knew El’s new album was coming out. It had been 16 long years since he had Read more about I Skipped Class for El DeBarge[…]

My Night With Sho Baraka

“I want to create experiences,” says Amisho “Sho” Baraka. “I want people to remember things about my show.” Baraka is a 38-year old Christian hip hop artist bringing a fresh new take on faith, culture, politics and life with his latest album The Narrative. He is on tour now promoting his fourth studio album. I was treated to my first Sho experience last Saturday night in Brooklyn at Park Slope Christian Tabernacle. I went to Read more about My Night With Sho Baraka[…]

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