Links, tips, research bits and all points of interest for social change & self-improvement via Black August and its political, cultural, intellectual and creative intersections up to present day.
On the front lines of the 31-Day Salute with a personal & Hip Hop laced fast-train-study & self-care journal as well as recap of present day activities, media, community professionals & grassroots organizers doing the work of Black August.
Shout to the San Francisco Bay View for re-publishing our interview!
(Salute Black August)
Longevity FTW: Missy Elliott is busy once again proving the "Hip Hop is a young man's game" adage WRONG...
They say "youth is wasted on the young" but the NBA's breakout star, quietly established champion* and former Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard has proved otherwise since his low-key entrance to the league. What's his story and exactly what did he take from the legend Kobe Bryant to get here?
1 minute portfolio with captions, descriptions and bonus links to videography, technical editing, directing, and creative production by Emilia A. Ottoo (emma lee).
Let me ease your wealth gap pain with a heavy dose of pop culture references.
#LegendsNeverDie #SayHerName. Tap into this 1 minute-30 second trailer of intelligent hot takes and a community labor of love. An untold story and original documentary uplifting the teachings, tools and legacy of mother, teacher, therapist, counselor, organizer, writer and revolutionary thinker Patricia Murphy Robinson in which I was technical editor and creative director.
Much thanks to founder and editor David Weiss for publishing this studio visit, community spotlight and exclusive interview with TME Pro Studios owner Fred Ones; veteran DJ, graffiti artist and audio engineer. I helped coordinate and document the piece for Sonic Scoop, a leading media brand in all things audio, tech, and the *free* yearly engineering and production event "MIXCON."
He's a business, man! Check out Houston native and rap star Chamillionaire in his successful climb to tech and financial icon.
The era of online shopping, digital downloads and streaming services definitely threw the music business for a loop, and it looks like there’s still hiccups in the system...
How are today's activists using digital platforms to boost their missions and make social change from social media?