How This Philly Resident’s Field Hockey And Lacrosse League is Expanding Horizons for Black Youth

Founder and CEO of Eyekonz Field Hockey and Lacrosse, Jazmine A. Smith is a mother, former athlete, coach and businesswoman dedicated to inspiring young Black and Latinx kids to be their very best. The program was created to serve the needs of inner-city girls and boys from kindergarten up to high school living in the greater Philadelphia … Continue reading How This Philly Resident’s Field Hockey And Lacrosse League is Expanding Horizons for Black Youth

6 Black Surfers Throughout History That You Should Know About

Since the iconic Black surfer, Nick Gabaldón broke barriers surfing at Santa Monica Beach in the late 1940s,  generations of Black surfers have followed his legacy into the ocean. The problem is that the world has yet to learn about their impact. Black men and women have left their mark on the surfing world by challenging preconceived … Continue reading 6 Black Surfers Throughout History That You Should Know About

The Impact Of Gentrification On Gullah-Geechee Culture In South Carolina

Gentrification is a dirty word tied to the increasing number of young, white adults moving into urban areas. They often push out older Black residents due to higher rent. However, gentrification isn't limited to cities — it’s also rampant in the Gullah-Geechee Corridor, the coastal region of the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. One of the lasting … Continue reading The Impact Of Gentrification On Gullah-Geechee Culture In South Carolina

London Lamar, TN’s Youngest State Rep, Can’t Be Bothered By White Tears Or Respectability Politics

Last November’s midterm elections ushered in a wave of progressive, diverse politicians, including Tennessee Rep. London Lamar (D). After fighting a tough primary against seasoned Democratic candidates, she won her district outright due to the lack of Republican challengers. Inaugurated into office on Jan. 8, 2019, the 27-year-old became the youngest state representative to enter the Tennessee … Continue reading London Lamar, TN’s Youngest State Rep, Can’t Be Bothered By White Tears Or Respectability Politics

How FOSTA-SESTA Legislation Is Wreaking Havoc On The Lives Of Sex Workers

Ever since President Donald Trump signed bipartisan bills Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) and Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) into law this past April, panic has set in among the sex work community. Often lumped together as FOSTA-SESTA, this legislation was introduced to Congress with an intent to end human trafficking. … Continue reading How FOSTA-SESTA Legislation Is Wreaking Havoc On The Lives Of Sex Workers