Having a rough week? Maybe even a rough month? PJ’s recent release This Is What It Looks Like is what you need to power through. Soulful vocals coupled with visuals reminiscent of Carrie Mae Weems’s Kitchen Table Series serve as a powerful reminder that though we all must face obstacles in life, we still find a way to persevere. Even more so, we’re stronger, kinder, and wiser because of it. A gentle prompt that we are the masters of our future, even when it seems we have lost control.
Check out the powerful video here.
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Venzella Joy takes her rightful place on stage as she joins the cast and crew of Pitch Perfect 3! The Buffalo native is already well-known as the drummer for Beyoncé, but now she’s expanding her talents to the movie screens as well! There’s a lot of buzz surrounding what PP3 is about, but either way fans are excited to see Venzella shine in every way possible. Break a leg Ms. Joy! (Or don’t…? That saying is tricky…)
Follow Venzella on IG to keep up with her progress and future projects! Wish her luck and check out this article for insight on PP3!
Conscious rap didn’t die with Biggie and Tupac. Quadir Lateef proves this to be true in his latest track produced by Statik Selektah. Lateef does the hypnotizing beat justice with his lyrical flow, spitting knowledge from a mouth filled with gold teeth. And filmed on the familiar streets of New York, Quadir resembles the classic artists that came before him even more.
Check out the video here and be sure to follow Quadir on IG and YouTube to stay up-to-date with his projects.
In order for a candidate to become president they must have an overwhelming support of the citizens, right? They would at least need more people who want to see them in power than those who would rather they fail. I mean… isn’t that the whole reason why we’re urged to vote? Told our voices matter and all the other propaganda? The 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama (yes, girl I said President present tense because he’s still my President FOH) had an attendance record of more than 1.8 million according to CNN politics.
So where are all the self-hating bigots who voted for Captain Cheezit? They have no problem sitting behind a camera and spewing messages of hate, or even attacking defenseless POC for no justifiable reason, but very few showed up to support the man THEY deemed fit to be in power. When listening to Trump’s inauguration speech the reason becomes a bit clearer. At least to me. His speech was littered with the uses of ‘i’ and ‘me’ as opposed to ‘us’ and ‘we’. ‘I can fix these problems’ and ‘I am the answer’.
So maybe Trump’s followers didn’t show because their lazy asses felt their task was done. They screamed hate to the heavens and their Gods have responded. So all that’s left for them to do is sit back and let havoc wreck itself. Even so, We the People should see this as an opening. Our support of love is far greater than their message of hate. The power rests in our hands and it’s up to us to use it to rectify the problems that have plagued America since it’s founding. Let’s make it right one step at a time! This is our call to action.
In the mean time in-between time, check out this article with more photos showing the recent inauguration’s lack of attendees.
Visual Artists. Jewelers. Sculptors. Illustrators. Now is your chance to showcase your talent. Drea Dnur is looking for new and possibly undiscovered artists to showcase their skills for the Spirit of Nina Art Exhibition at Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York. Don’t waste time doubting yourself and miss this opportunity. Show the world what you have to offer and make a change for the better. Let your creativity flow! Want in? E-mail Drea at DreaDnur@me.com for more information. And may the odds ever be in your favor.
Join Drea D’Nur in celebrating Nina’s Birthday 2 days before the Kleinhans Show! She will have a special 1-day exhibit and Drea will be screening ‘The Spirit of Nina In Buffalo’ Mini-Documentary as well! FREE and open to the public! Special thanks to Burchfield Penney Art Center and Buff State’s EOP for sponsoring this celebration!
My Buffalo Residents! February 11, 2017 make sure you’re in the area and make sure you show Halls of Art some love! Never heard of Halls of Art? Even more reason to see what you’ve been missing out on! Connect with other creatives and cop some pieces that will make you feel as though you are a masterpiece! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner it’s the perfect treat for the one(s) you love.
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You already know what time it is! House Party LA is returning all of the love shown by throwing the biggest dollar party EVER! Only $1 for admission and $1 for NY style pizza the size of your face! You can’t beat it! Don’t be greedy, share the event with friends on Facebook and come out for a guaranteed good time!
Make sure to RSVP! Those who don’t will have to pay $5 at the door (still a bargain).
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And we’ll see you lot next Saturday!