Black Women and Breast Cancer
October 4, 2021
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that as a Black woman, you are more likely to die from breast cancer than a white woman? Did you know that, according to the Cancer Action Network, the incidence among white women has generally stabilized in the past few years, yet, the incidence among African American women continues to rise? Did you know that you are more likely to be diagnosed with an advanced form of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)?...
Columbus Day: Is it still a thing?
October 11, 2021
There's been a lot of conversations in recent years concerning the topic of Columbus Day. And for good reason. Its origins, and the man at the center of it all, is problematic at best. It's hard to argue that Columbus's discovery of the Americas was not a significant achievement. He was, after all, the first European to cross the Atlantic and make landfall in the New World. On the other hand, it's hard to argue for the celebration of a man who didn't really discover ...
COVID-19 and What it Means for the Future of Festivals
October 18, 2021
We are in what feels like the five-hundredth month of the pandemic. For those who enjoy the festival and music scene, it has probably felt even longer. Most events in 2020 were canceled - a trend that has continued into much of 2021. The good news is the data shows the number of new cases and deaths across the United States is currently tracking downward. 56.8% of the population is fully vaccinated, and COVID-19 testing is easily accessible with near-instant results. ...
Black Art in America and Miami Art Week/Art Basel
October 25, 2021
While parts of the country are cooling down for the Fall, things are starting to heat up in Miami! It's art season - and the perfect time to celebrate Black Art in America. Whether it's supporting current trendsetters or honoring the barrier-breakers of those who have gone before, it's a time to recognize the impact and contributions Black artists have made - and continue to make - on today's culture. Here are three artists we think you should know:   New Yor...
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