Category Archives: Education

BuffaLowe Wants to Know: Where the Haters At? [Opinion Piece]

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  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.

#AroundBuffaLowe: Drea D’Nur – Spirit of Nina [FEB 24]

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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.

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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!

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Flagrant City Spotlight: Convos w/ Friends by Produced By Girls [SHORT FILM]

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Nowadays it seems more and more people are discovering they suffer from depression. Though it may seem common, it doesn’t make the condition any easier to deal with and power through. Creatives, innovators and visionaries always seem to be victims of depression, and most use the void as a means of inspiration. This is precisely what Elyse Fox has done in her short film entitled ‘Convos with Friends’. In the film, Fox shows how friendship, music, and travel aide her in fighting her demons so she can continue to bring necessary art to her viewers.

You can watch the short film below.

Conversations with Friends. from Elyse Fox on Vimeo.

And read a few words from the creator herself below:

“New year, cooler tings! Thank you all for viewing/sharing #ConvosWithFriends. We’re so excited about the conversation the film has ignited. With the release of the film many amazing women have been reaching out for advice/answers regarding life, womanhood, depression (etc) We want to create a place where we can discuss freely and anonymously. PBG presents ‘Sad Girls Club’ email sgc@producedbygirls.com to chat with us XO<3″

Don’t forget to follow her on IG

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#AroundLA: More Juice- The LIT List [JAN 21st]

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Are you tired of doing the same shit every year? Been working at your craft tirelessly but feel like you’re still missing some key components? Or maybe you’re just looking to network and build your social circle? Meet people that share your mindset and passions.  No one makes it on their own. You need a team to succeed. So take a step towards finding your tribe and join us next Saturday for a Lit-uation you’re sure not to regret. Tell your friends! And let’s help each other progress. It’s only $10 to partake and juice will be flowing from 2-6pm!

More Juice; Because blessings come in connections

Get Your Tickets Here!

Stay up-to-date with More Juice’s events by following them on Instagram

#AroundBuffaLowe: Summer Scholars, Inc Presents The Back To School Skating Party! [10.9.16]

Kicking off the Summer Scholars final fundraiser of the summer, they are inviting all kids and adults to come out and skate their way back to school!!!

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR SUMMER SCHOLARS BACK TO SCHOOL SKATING PARTY!!!!! OCTOBER 9TH!!!

Ages 3 and up, must be accompanied by an adult!!!

Buy your advanced tickets here: Summer Scholars Back 2 School Skate Party

PREVIOUS: Around BuffaLowe: Summer Scholars, Inc presents Family Crafts & Fitness in the Park! [8.6.16]

ALSO: Around BuffaLowe: Summer Scholars, Inc hosts Adult Sip & Paint Fundraiser at the Pearl Street Brewery [7.28.16]

#AroundBuffaLowe: Summer Scholars, Inc presents Family Crafts & Fitness in the Park! [8.6.16]

Around Buffalo, NY on Saturday, August 6th, 2016 join Summer Scholars, Inc. for their second launch event, “Family Crafts and Fitness in the Park”!!!!!

This event will be held on Saturday, August 6th from 12pm to 4:30pm at The Cheektowaga Town Park, Shelter 10! Come enjoy some nutritious snacks, make some fun crafts, play games and get  in a great workout!


Workouts will begin everything 30 minutes and will feature local fitness gurus: Zumba with Can Marie, Get Up and Get Active with LA Movement , Pound with TtheTrainer, Hot dance moves with “Back by Popular Demand” and so much more!!!

Can Marie Zumba – Photo courtesy of Facebook
Lala Woods of LA’Movement – Photo image courtesy of Facebook

Children ages 3 and up may participate for FREE! All children must be accompanied by an adult!

The first 20 kids registered get a free Summer Scholars grab bag!!!!

Please register your family here: https://familyfuninthepark.eventbrite.com/

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#AroundBuffaLowe: Justice & Opportunity Week presented by Open Buffalo! [7.18-7.22]

As promised by Venezia Appleby, Board Member at Just Buffalo Literary Center, earlier this week she provided some great details for next week’s Justice & Opportunity Event in Buffalo, NY!

“A week full of thoughtful and empowering programming from July 18th through July 22nd, closing out with Poetic Justice on July 22nd! This event will be creating a space in Masten Park to honor one another through self-expression. We will be graced by the talents of some of the most authentic and wholehearted people in our community. In addition to that, Buffalo music-legend, Rodney Appleby, will be in town and has agreed to make an appearance to perform a couple of original pieces along with us. Please come, witness, share stories, and uplift one another for this evening of healing and creativity!” – Just Buffalo Board Member, Venezia Appleby

#AroundBuffaLowe: Power Up! FREE Lunch Program @ New Beginnings [7.11-8.5.16]


Come out to New Beginnings COGIC located at 828 Genesee Street in my hometown of Buffalo, NY!  Here you can receive Free lunch for your school aged children (under the ages of 18)!  No enrollment or signup necessary!!!

The program runs from Monday, July 11th through August 5th, 2016!  Free lunch is available Monday through Friday between 12-1pm!

Please call 716-853-6071 for more information!

#AroundBuffaLowe: The LIT Lab by Akidemics, Inc!

The Leaders In Training are getting down to business, literally!  The LIT Lab is a video game lab for youth ages 10+ and rentals are inclusive (decoration, food, themes & more).  From sports themes to Wii parties, they can do it all!  Every party booked keeps a teenager employed and doing great things. Book your party with them today!! ‪#‎GetLIT‬

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School is out and it’s Summertime and if your tweens and teens are looking for something to do, send them over to the Delavan Grider Community Center from 6-8pm or book their next party at The LIT Lab TM for some video game fun!!!

https://www.facebook.com/LITLabTM

PREVIOUS: #AroundBuffaLowe: AKiDemic, Inc. – The L.I.T. Lab!

RELATED: AKiDemics presents Young Entrepreneurs Program #YEP [11.1.14 – 12.20.14]

Around BuffaLowe: Summer Scholars, Inc hosts Adult Sip & Paint Fundraiser at the Pearl Street Brewery [7.28.16]

“As an educator I feel that my purpose is to educate and inspire, that is why on February 29, 2016, I, along with my amazing team, formed Summer Scholars Inc., a nonprofit organization!  The purpose of our organization is to provide an amazing learning experience/adventure shaped by fun, friends, education and sports. Our hope is that we can give students a chance to engage in challenging, educational and fun activities, make new friends, gain an appreciation and respect for the community that they live in and finally, a chance to create lasting memories through some incredible
experiences and we have a series of Launch Events taking place THIS summer in Buffalo!!!!!” – Owner Marshay C. H. Roberts.

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Summer Scholars, Inc.’s  irst Launch Event is an Adult Sip and Paint, which will take place on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 from 7-9pm!!  This will be held at the historic Pearl Street Brewery in Downtown Buffalo!  Tickets are $45, and Summer Scholars, Inc. takes home $15 of EVERY TICKET!!!

Use the link below to reserve your ticket or check out summerscholars716.com!!!! http://paintnite.com/pag…/events/view/buffaloniagara/1094521

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The long-term goal/purpose of Summer Scholars Inc, is to provide an educational sports camp to low-income families in the WNY area, for little to no cost, starting Summer 2017! THEY need YOUR help!!

Again, tickets are very LIMITED and can be purchased online at: https://paintnite.com/events/1094521.html

If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation to a great cause or you are interested in learning more about Summer Scholars, Inc. be sure to check out the website: www.summerscholars716.com

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Also, there are just 2 days left for the Flagrant City raffle for Summer Scholars, Inc.! Purchase an advance ticket between 7/18 and 7/21 for the Summer Scholars, Inc #AdultSipAndPaintNight and be automatically entered into our raffle to win a FREE Tee shirt from BuffaLowe.bigcartel.com!

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Ticket price covers your admission, your 1st drink is FREE, enjoy delicious treats by @dippedindulgence and this also covers your art supplies for the paint night & the canvas you take home at the end! Please be sure to arrive promptly at 7pm for art instruction!

🍹🎨 Buy your advance tickets TODAY, as the raffle ends on Thursday 7/21!!! https://paintnite.com/events/1094521.html

Stay tuned for future events this summer and the official program launch next year in 2017!  On behalf of Summer Scholars, Inc., we thank you in advance for your support! And we hope to see you at the rest of our upcoming events!