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Solange Accepts Artist of the Year Webby Award with 5-word Speech

The Saint Heron family is overjoyed to announce that our leading lady Solange is officially a Webby. Just over two weeks ago we announced that she was named Artist of the Year by the Webby Academy “in celebration of her remarkable use of the Internet as a force for promoting community and diversity.” Tonight Solange…

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New York University Gets “Bad and Boujee” with a Migos Culture Class

Migos is headed to NYU this Saturday where they’ll host a culture class. On January 28th, the holy trinity of current Rap will take on one of New York City’s most prominent higher education institutions to discuss their contributions to Hip Hop music and fashion. And having just seen the tremendous fruit of their “Bad…

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Gloesha: Presented By Electric Circus and LUGZ

Electric Circus in collaboration with LUGZ bring you a supreme campaign channeling the unique fashion and style essence of the ’90s titled Gloesha. The digital and experiential campaign, celebrating EC’s 5th year anniversary, highlights 10 NYC-based style and culture influencers with vintage LUGZ ads recreated and brought back to life for today’s youth. The campaign’s…

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Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s Street Art Reminds America Of Its Roots

If you’ve ever been to New York and have seen the pencil drawn, wheat-pasted faces of defiant women above bold declarations, like “Stop Telling Women To Smile” and “My Name Is Not Baby”, then you know who Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is. She has been using her art to address street harassment for years. What started out…

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“Circle of Mothers” Series Sheds Light on Mothers as Victims of Injustice

“Circle of Mothers,” a painting series by Sylvia Maier captures the pain of the mothers who lost children to police brutality. The backdrop of each painting is what appears to be a US coin with the words “In God We Trust” and “Liberty” all of which are ironic because in the cases of these mothers,…

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Olayinka’s Nina Simone Cover Sheds Light on “Misunderstood” African Women

According to Nigerian born singer Olayinka, evolving African women are the most to be misunderstood, and in her deep cover to Nina Simone’s “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” she tackles such misconceptions. “I grew up watching a lot of women not have a voice because of many different reasons but the main one being because…

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Nina Simone’s “Young, Gifted & Black” Inspires South African Exhibition

  Whenever Nina Simone graced the stage or flows through our speakers despite her nonchalant and effortless demeanor, it is her presence and raspy voice that often leaves you with chills. Her voice belting words that are as relevant today as they were when the wax dried on the vinyl. Her more popular song “Young,…

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This Video Tackles Cultural Questions From White People For White People

When I first viewed the title for this video via Blavity I was instantly intrigued. In a world today where racial injustices are sky high, who would have thought to have white people asking other white people about race? It’s a tempting matter when topics of race are often overshadowed. BuzzFeed has become well known…

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Grace Wales Bonner Presentation “Malik”

Denim leisure suits, high-waist bell bottoms, thick velvets and headdresses are some of the signatures of 24-year-old menswear designer Grace Wales Bonner. Hailing from South East London, it was certainly a change of scenery from attending a more conventional menswear fashion showcase. Bonner stood out as she did away with the “traditional” menswear styles of suits,…

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