“Moonlight,” Mahershala, and Viola Win Big at 2017 Oscars

    The 89th annual Academy Awards were full of surprises, Hollywood stars rubbing elbows, and of course wonderful golden statues being handed out. Even after the huge mix-up for the Best Picture award, the star-studded event concluded with accolades of praise, recognition, and appreciation. The 2017 awards showed definite progress from 2016’s #OscarsSoWhite fiasco,…

Studio One Eighty Nine: Spreading the Ethical Fashion Movement and Empowering Women Globally

  It’s really inspiring when famous people put their multiple resources, huge global presence and unselfish kindness into helping others achieve greatness. Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah come to mind. The talented actress teamed up with the ethical fashion designer to establish Studio 189. That’s the new line owned by Ms. Dawson and features Ghana-based,…

Forgotten Figures of Black History: Anna Douglass and Claudette Colvin

  Anna Murray-Douglass and Claudette Colvin are little-known figures in African-American history, often being left out of narratives involving prominent contributions towards black liberation. Anna Murray-Douglass grew up in the 19th century as the first emancipated child to her newly-freed parents. While she played a pivotal role in American history, most of us know her…