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A Seat With Us: A Conversation Between Solange Knowles, Mrs. Tina Lawson, & Judnick Mayard

On the eve of releasing her fourth studio album, ‘A Seat at the Table’, Solange Knowles gathered me and her mother, Mrs. Tina Lawson, for a celebration and a deep discussion about the powerful new LP. ‘A Seat at the Table’ is every bit as sonically intricate as expected from Solange, centering on her own…

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And Do You Belong? I Do

The tone. It’s the same one that says to your friend, “BOY…. go on over there and hand me my bag” at the airport, assuming he’s a porter. It’s the same one that tells you, “m’am, go into that other line over there” when you are checking in at the airport at the first class…

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Listen To Our Favorite Jams of August

August came with a few heat waves, but fortunately for us, the music kept us cool. Summer may be over, but we’re still on cloud nine with a melodic funk that warms any ambiance. Celebrate womanhood with Diana Gordon’s “Woman,” then let your melanin shine dancing to Brasstracks’ “Melanin Man.” Get into your feelings with Syd’s…

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Armina Mussa Debuts ‘Unknown, Wyoming’: A Telling Visual Journey Through Trauma

Visual artist and our very own Armina Mussa has debuted her long-awaited conceptual book, Unknown, Wyoming. The collection of vivid, full-page imagery and a deep look into the mind of the artist pulls from Mussa’s experimentation with medium and self. Two months after a traumatizing event, Mussa was inspired to create. The name given to her…

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Interview: Digable Planets Realign

From the moment you hear the first few strums of bass introducing Digable Planets’ Grammy Award-winning single “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat),” snapping your fingers along to the effortless beat that ensues is inevitable. With the hip-hop trio’s 1992 crossover hit, the music world’s ears were introduced to Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler’s introspective lyricism, Mary…

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Saint Heron’s Black Bag: New Orleans

The Saint Heron Black Bag aims to spotlight establishments and businesses founded and built by people of color. This directory is just one small act by which we hope to enrich our own communities, support the fiscal successes of our peers, and effect change economically as we highlight small and large businesses across the nation.…

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#TBT: An Intimate Artist Talk With Poet Cleo Wade

Remember that one time at the Saint Heron House during Jazz Fest when Cleo Wade graced us with her presence, lending advice on what it takes to fulfill your purpose and the importance of the support of other women? Well, if you missed it, no need to fret! The empowering messages of the extremely inspiring poet/artist were all…

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Roll Back, Play That: Keke Palmer

There is something purely magical about a person who loves themselves fearfully and wonderfully. That magic radiates in actress-meets-singer Keke Palmer. The world has watched Keke from a young age, starring in Akeelah and the Bee, to becoming the first Black woman casted as Cinderella on Broadway. As she continues to evolve, we were able to catch…

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Interview: A Haunting Angelic Voice, Kelsey Lu

A haunting, angelic voice flowing over solemn, passion-filled cello chords spills out of my speakers. It’s a full moon and laying on the floor of my incense filled candle-lit room vibing to female musicians, hoping to harness their strong, feminine energy. Kelsey Lu’s ethereal sound strikes a chord within me. Her vulnerability mirrors how I’ve…

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The List: Devin Allen

“The List” is our exclusive series that highlights select artists and the various, random things that they’re currently into and inspired by. Ranging from all creative facets, this series shall serve as your go-to for all things visionary and artistic. Last year, the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray became the inception of city-wide uprisings.…

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The List: Tessa Thompson

“The List” is our exclusive series that highlights select artists and the various, random things that they’re currently into and inspired by. Ranging from all creative facets, this series shall serve as your go-to for all things visionary and artistic. Growing up in Hollywood, California, actress & musician Tessa Thompson has bloomed within the world…

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Interview: Kilo Kish, A Multi-Faceted Creative Gem

In 2011, as a college student counting down the last few days until graduation, I searched for a musical kindred spirit that would be the exit music to my bildungsroman movie. Thankfully, I found it in the floating vocals of a then 20-year-old Kilo Kish on “Want You Still.” While going down the Odd Future…

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