Win a Pair of Tickets to BUKU Music + Art Project 2017

With less than a month left before this year’s BUKU Music + Art Project 2017, Saint Heron is pleased to gift one of our lucky supporters with a pair of tickets to the two-day event. Back in January, we shared the festival’s outrageous lineup which includes Thundercat, Vince Staples, Travis Scott and more. We’re also…

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Whats Underneath

The “What’s Underneath” Series Reveals the Naked Truth of Womanhood

Social networks are abuzz with tweets and posts demanding diversity among the women who are respected, appreciated and awarded for their work in creative industries. As we continue our efforts to ensure that the necessity of women of color is acknowledged, it’s important that we call more attention to the lesser-known ladies who are killing…

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Bessie Coleman

Black Imprints: Bessie Coleman Was The First Black Female To Earn A Pilot’s License

If the name Bessie Coleman does not ring a bell, she was the first black woman to earn a pilot’s license in 1922. Coleman was born on January 26, 1892 in Atlanta, Texas. She was of Native American and African American descent and one of 13 children. Her parents were sharecroppers and the children all…

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Jo Ann Robinson

Black Imprints: Jo Ann Robinson Is A Hero Who Is Often Overlooked For Her Involvement In Organizing The Montgomery Bus Boycott

We rarely hear about the crucial role that Jo Ann Robinson played in the bus boycott. Often times, her story is overlooked as her role played out in the background. When we think about the Montgomery bus boycott that lasted from 1955-1956, the first name that comes to mind is Rosa Parks who was arrested for refusing to…

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Jay Z Will Be The First Rapper Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

This is a Public Service Announcement: Jay Z will be the first rapper inductee in the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame. From hustling his way through the infamous Marcy Projects to becoming an unstoppable global business leader, the head-honcho of Roc Nation has had an impeccable career. Since the late 80s, the rapper has shared…

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Watch Erykah Badu’s 1995 Live Rendition of “On & On” at an Open Mic in Brooklyn

The earth mother of music, Erykah Badu, has shared a throwback clip of a performance from her days as a newcomer. On the heels of the 20th Anniversary of Baduizm’s release, the legendary songstress recalls “taking the first leap” at an open mic in Brooklyn’s Moon Café. Her live rendition of “On & On” which…

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Stevona Elem-Rogers to Host Reflective Lecture on Black Womanhood at Xavier University

Womanist Writer and creator of #BlackWomenAreForGrownUps Stevona Elem-Rogers is hosting a lecture at Xavier University tomorrow evening. Grab your girlfriends (and tell the guys to tag along too) and make your way out to experience Elem-Rogers’ “All the Women are White, All the Blacks are Men, but Some of Us Are Brave: Exploring Black Womanhood…

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‘Lemonade’ Director Kahlil Joseph Shares Spell-bounding Short, ‘Music is My Mistress’

Kahlil Joseph, the visual mastermind behind Beyoncé’s Lemonade, shared a short film entitled Music is my Mistress. His work of art spans across various artists including Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, FKA twigs and more. Joseph’s latest endeavor is in collaboration with Kenzo and Annapurna. Starring Jesse Williams and Tracee Ellis Ross, the film features music from Shabazz…

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Solange, Sampha, and Kaytranada to Take the Stage at Lovebox 2017

Our boss lady Solange is spreading her magic overseas after recently being added to the star-studded line-up for Lovebox 2017. Headlined by Frank Ocean, the London festival is set to take place at Victoria Park on July 14 and 15. Sampha, Kaytranada, and Jamie xx will also be joining the A Seat at the Table star for two days of top-notch…

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Solange, Pharrell, Lil Wayne & More Announced to Perform at The 10th Annual Roots Picnic

Food, fun and music in the sun are among the wonderful things to look forward to at a legendary Roots Picnic. This year, we’re excited to add a performance from our very own Solange to our long list of things to anticipate. After diverting from years of Philadelphia tradition to hold the picnic in New York last year, The Roots will bring their…

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Jon Favreau’s ‘The Lion King’ Remake Casts Donald Glover as Simba

After racking up awards for his work on Atlanta and securing the role of Lando in next year’s Han Solo film, Donald Glover has joined the cast of another major Disney production. Last night (Feb. 18), Director Jon Favreau took to Twitter to announce two essential puzzle pieces for his new Lion King remake, first naming Glover to play the…

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Get to Know Jidenna in Long Awaited Debut, ‘The Chief’

The wait is over. After two years since the release of his chart-topping track “Classic Man,” Jidenna shares his long-awaited album, The Chief. We got our first taste of the motherland inspired debut with “Long Live the Chief,” “Chief Don’t Run,” “Little Bit More,” and most recently the trap influenced “The Let Out,” featuring Quavo. The Wondaland signee…

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