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Music Mix: Celebrating Women in Hip-Hop

March is Women’s History Month, when we honor the contributions of women throughout history and celebrate the work that is being done today by women. Last month, we witnessed a historic Grammy win for Cardi B when she became the first solo woman to win for Best Rap Album. Yet even in that glorious and…

Can Music Affect Your Health & Wellness?

Like it is for many Americans, the beginning of 2019 is about restarting my health journey and looking for ways to improve my overall health and wellness.  Every year, I say to myself, “Trey, you’re going to go to the gym and eat better.” Usually by February, I haven’t seen the gym, and I’m sitting…

Imani K. Brown: Tattoo Therapy, Afro-Kawaii Style

In just a few decades, tattoos have gone from being associated with sailors, bikers, and social rebels to becoming a popular form of self-expression among men and women of all backgrounds, ages, and races. Despite all its hyped-for-ratings drama, the reality TV show Black Ink Crew has raised the visibility of black tattoo artists in…

Black Love Day Turns 25 Years Old Today!

I am a fan of black holidays. As a distinct culture within the United States, African Americans have a right – even a duty – to celebrate and reflect on our unique history and heritage.