Category Archives: Youth Empowerment

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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#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]

#AroundAtlanta: Join @gccexperience for #M31 Millennials 31 Conference! [Aug 3rd- Aug 31st]

Join Pastor Matthew L. Brown and the Greater Community COGIC family the entire month of August for their Millennial 31 (M31) Conference which will offer a different millennial themed activity weekly!!!  31 Days of Intentional Millennial Activities & Events, Health & Wellness & Worship with an itinerary with something for everyone!



Be sure to follow them on Social Media for frequent updates and special announcements!

Facebook.com/GreaterCommunityCOGIC

Twitter.com/GCCExperience

Instagram.com/GCCExperience

Week 1: August 1st-6th #SociallyAwareMillennials

Aug 3rd – #Back2School

Aug 6th – Greater Community Cogic Wellness Weekend | 5k Walk

Aug 7th – Prayer Walk 7am! Blood drive 8am!  Speaker Ki’Yonna Jones 8am!  With special guest Tika Sumpter at 11am!

Week 2: August 8th-13th #HealthyMillennials

Week 3: August 14th-20th #EntrepreneurialMillennials

Week 4: August 22nd-28th #WorshippingMillennials

Sign up to receive updates by texting @teamm31 to 81010!

As more information becomes available, it will be provided and updated here!

#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