In Mansfield, Black Dolls Are A Journey to A Colorful & Hard Truth Past

A considerable amount of Black history in America has taken place in Boston. It was where Phillis Wheatley, a West African native—who emigrated stateside because she was sold as a slave—became the first Black female poet published in the U.S. It was once home to Malcolm X, who lived in Roxbury with his sister Ella Little-Collins. The capital can claim bragging rights to being the … Continue reading In Mansfield, Black Dolls Are A Journey to A Colorful & Hard Truth Past

My Sole Memory of New York City’s, Now Closed, Cup & Saucer Diner

by C. Shardae Jobson THE LAVISH REBELLION DINER SERIES   I shouldn’t have jolted when I read the report of Cup & Saucer closing, but I did. While New York City businesses are constantly on the precipice of hanging up “Liquidation” signs, such closings are hard to take when speaking of the same storefronts you bought your first album from with allowance. Where your favorite … Continue reading My Sole Memory of New York City’s, Now Closed, Cup & Saucer Diner

What Princess Leia Meant To A 10-Year-Old Girl Back In 1997 #StarWars40

Girl power was at an all-time high in 1997. The zeitgeist of The Spice Girls and their debut album Spice was more powerful than any pop culture enthusiast could’ve imagined. There was also the arrival of the Lilith Fair, becoming the first all-female artist and band festival, created by the sedative Sarah McLachlan. (Though it mainly consisted of folk-pop/alternative music. The fest thankfully diversified the next two … Continue reading What Princess Leia Meant To A 10-Year-Old Girl Back In 1997 #StarWars40