Month: May 2019

Puerto Rican/Hispanic Parade Reception Shows the Strength of Unity and Cultural Pride

Puerto Rican/Hispanic Parade Reception Shows the Strength of Unity and Cultural Pride

Every other day, a new incident of racial discrimination is being filmed and displayed on social media or the news showing the division that still exists in this country. The recent arrests of 30 undocumented immigrants in New York, including several Long Island communities, has revealed this schism on Long Island, which makes some feel …

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(EXCLUSIVE) Upcoming Producer L. Jean Talks About His Journey and What Events He Has Up His Sleeve

(EXCLUSIVE) Upcoming Producer L. Jean Talks About His Journey and What Events He Has Up His Sleeve

“I liked to make noise as a young kid,” chuckled Levens Jean, who goes by L. Jean. He seems to have calmed down over the years based on his chill demeanor and mature attitude. The now 15-year-old has the mindset of someone 10 years older and is making moves such as organizing events, making crisp …

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Iconic "Crazy Rich Asians" Gown Finds New Home at the Smithsonian

Iconic “Crazy Rich Asians” Gown Finds New Home at the Smithsonian

The dress described by “Crazy Rich Asians” Director Jon M. Chu as a “Cinderella dress” is making a major move to the Smithsonian. This was the gown that turned heads in the pivotal scene of “Crazy Rich Asians” where Rachel Chu, played by actress Constance Wu, arrives at a luxurious wedding and surprises everyone including …

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"Mixed-ish" Trailer Highlights the Complexities of Race and Identity

“Mixed-ish” Trailer Highlights the Complexities of Race and Identity

“Today’s mixed kids can look up to rappers, ballerinas, athletes, a president and a princess. The only heroes we had were DeBarge.” This was an interesting point made by Tracee Ellis Ross’ character Rainbow Johnson during the new trailer for Kenya Barris’ “Grown-ish” spin-off, “Mixed-ish.” Due to colorism and Euro-centric beauty standards being dominant, many …

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Newly Surfaced Video Shows Sandra Bland’s Arrest From Her Perspective

Newly Surfaced Video Shows Sandra Bland’s Arrest From Her Perspective

It has been almost four years since the infamous arrest and mysterious death of Sandra Bland. Two years after, Officer Brian Encinia was acquitted of perjury, which was the only charge he faced for allegedly lying about the nature of Bland’s arrest. Now, a video that Bland took of her arrest has surfaced and called …

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