About Marielle Smith

 

Marielle Smith is a Buffalo, New York native and single mother of two beautiful children. Marielle enjoys writing poetry and short stories that highlight her experiences as a queer black woman, both the joy and struggles that personhood entails.

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Over the past year Marielle has dedicated her time as a community organizer working with Just Resisting, a People of Color Community Organization that focuses its efforts on social justice, inclusion, and self- care / reflection. She was drawn to this organization when she experienced the centering of black femme voices and the validation of experiencing all emotions while also incorporating art into this movement.     Marielle feels that art, in all its different mediums, is not only important to be a part of activism, but is an act of activism in itself. Art serves as a way to heal, it expresses a narrative and point of view that needs to be seen in order to address and solve the issue within the community.

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Marielle also spends her time working with the Buffalo- Niagara LGBTQ+ Project, a local history project that conducts research and preserves the history of LGBTQ people. This history project is currently working on documentary style interview series composed of trans- activist and documenting their personal archives into Project’s archive base at Buffalo State College Library. Marielle is head of the POC Subcommittee, which focuses on the stories/history of people of color and preserving them for future generations.

In her spare time Marielle enjoys attending art shows/exhibits of various artists and brunching with friends where bottomless mimosas flow endlessly.

 

#AroundBuffaLowe: @BeauFleuveMusicArts Festival – @RiverWorksBFLO [AUG 19TH]

Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival is less than 4 days away from the highly anticipated event at Buffalo Riverworks on this Saturday August 19th , 2017. 
They are excited to debut their lineup for the inaugural festival which will feature over 50 musical acts of all genres on 6 sound stages, silent disco, speaker panels, custom car exhibit ,backyard games and more.


The festival has received press from several other local radio broadcasts , morning tv shows and publications!
Check out it this Commercial about this Saturday’s event! :


Website: www.BeauFleuveMusicArts.com

Facebook : Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival

Instagram: @BeauFleuveMusicArts
Join Flagrant City’s lastest team member, social justice advocate, Marielle Smith on the media row covering the event!

#AroundLA: Trap Karaoke – Los Angeles [JAN 20]

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Has it always been your dream to be a rap star?

Spent hours envisioning your crew on stage entertaining a full house? Maybe you’re looking for a new activity for your drunken alter-ego to conquer? If you’re in the mood for a fresh, fun, experience then check out Trap Karaoke, where members of the audience get to set the pace.

Wanna let your friends know? Share the event to your Facebook and get the word out! Bring your squad and show the city how you have a good time!

Get Tickets Here!

Stay in the known by following Trap Karaoke on IG

Fernandough the Poet – My Ignorance Pt. II (feat. Billie Essco) [VIDEO]

Fernandough the Poet launches his new website, http://www.FernandoughThePoet.com, by premiering his latest visual from the Wise Words, Fortunate Poet EP.



Visit: http://www.FernandoughThePoet.com

PREVIOUS: FERNANDOUGH THE POET – MY IGNORANCE II (FEAT. BILLIE ESSCO) [STREAM]

RELATED: FERNANDOUGH THE POET – WISE WORDS, FORTUNATE POET [FREEP]

Nickelus F – #icantthinkpositive (prod. Nickelus F) [STREAM]

We’ve got a new, impromptu, exclusive track by Richmond, VA’s Nickelus F.  This cat is no stranger to Flagrant City, as he was featured on three of our latest projects: Illicit Activities V, mixed by DJ Tiger from this past 420, and Illicit Activities IV: Prey IV Reign, with two separate mixes from DJ Slim K out of Houston, TX and DJ Tiger of NYC.

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This particular track Nickelus F produces the cut himself and asks for fans and listeners to give him some much appreciated feedback after jamming this in the whip.  Click the stream link below to listen and comment on this post with your thoughts!

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Also check out this oldie but goodie from Nickelus F, which was featured on both versions of Illicit Activities IV: Prey IV Reign (available for download below), the video for the hit underground single “Tanqueray,” off of the album VICES.

PREVIOUS: Flagrant City x DJ Tiger presents Illicit Activities V [MIXTAPE]

ALSO: FLAGRANT CITY X DJ TIGER X SLIM K PRESENTS ILLICIT ACTIVITIES 4: PREY IV REIGN [MIXTAPE]