The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicked off earlier this weekend, April 11th-13th and continues April 18-20. If you aren’t able to make it out to the fairgrounds no worries the fine people over at Coachella have blessed the world with a live YouTube Stream equipped with 3 different stage selections for each day and particular act. Nothing beats the original experience but enjoy a taste of the 2014 festivities here!
Mississippi rapper/producer/activist/writer David Banner unveiled a short film series a few weeks ago. We’re excited for the action packed super-hero series called, WALKING WITH GODS.
We’ve seen the likes of every super hero imaginable from homer’s odyssey and tons of other mythological adaptations of the same story, from all points of the world. However no one has ever tried to tell a story from an African perspective. David Banner has struck a positive cord by creating not only a black super hero but one that draws directly from the ancient African view point.
It’s rare to see any African centered points of view in the media so it is refreshing to get a dose of history infused folklore. Simply clever how Banner incorporates African history into modern setting to create an intriguing web series. Undoubtedly, Banner understands the importance of media and it’s influences on the people. We appreciate this bold representation of positive black imagery and look forward to supporting the movement.
Check out the first installments of the series below:
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Where is there, you ask?
Up on HBO… (and let every awkward black girl scream: What??!!!!) Yes, Girlas!!! Issa done did it now. LOL
Instagram and the internet confirms (lol yes, that’s the new news, act like you know) that Issa is teaming up with Larry Wilmore to produce an HBO comedy series centered around all things Issa; black, awkward and a girl.
Gone are the days of emailing and calling your girlfriends to find out which day on eastern standard time or Cali clocks you were tuning in to see the next episode of ABG. Issa has been making ground breaking moves; starting with securing a network transition of the ABG series over to Pharrell Williams’ channel: I AM OTHER. She even landed a deal with Shonda [Shonda Rhimes] on ABC, she appeared on MSNBC, the cover of Essence Mag and inside of Rolling Stone, Forbes and countless other publications.
If you’re and avid fan of Issa and her antics you know just how big this is for not only her but every black or brown girl or guy with an ounce of quirkiness in them. Issa took our unforgiving thoughts and social missteps and parlayed it into a masterpiece of comic proportions. Giving us classic characters like her “bestie before testies” CeCe, her arch nemesis Nina and who can forget that baby ass voice *bleep* Darius LOL. Issa’s ingenuity has afforded every brown skin girl another pass to be unapologetically brilliant and most importantly … Awkward. She’s a shining example of what a lot of creativity and courage can produce. Excited to have a piece of comic relief that overshadows the stereotype of the angry, black, woman. After all, ‘bitches be trippin’ off jokes, too. LOL
Salute to Issa Rae and may her brand live long and prosper. Let’s take it back to where it all began: