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Why the Black Panther movie is such a big deal for everyone Not just people of color
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by: Dion Ringgold

08 Feb

There are times when to understand or appreciate something so genuinely exceptional, you have to had witnessed the absolute worse. There is no question the lack of representation of black people in high profile roles in Hollywood has been as of late, well documented. By the year 2016, only 32 African Americans have even won an Oscar, and only four times was it for leading Actor and only once for best actress.

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Life Lessons I Learned From Star Wars The Last Jedi
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by: Dion Ringgold

15 Jan

Have you seen Star Wars The Last Jedi?

It is the latest addition in the epic Skywalker saga in the Star Wars universe.

The movie is visually appealing, full of beautiful color choice, unique looking creatures, fun new planets to explore, and thought-provoking scenes between our heroes and newcomers.  For those of you who are late to the party on the Millennium Falcon, the previous film Star Wars The Force Awakens brought us back to the galaxy far, far, away. Where a new hero and new antagonist had emerged with whom the force has become awaken in. 

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Sydel Curry: A Curry Girl
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by: Dion Ringgold

03 Jan

I landed in San Francisco at 12:30pm pacific time. I take an Uber to the Peerspace studio I booked in South of Market. If you are from the Bay Area, you know what I only found out upon my arrival, and that is, that SOM might just be the worst area in San Francisco I could have picked. I get inside the studio, only to feel like Aston Kutcher had punked me. The photos online looked a lot better than the space. But the show must go on and thanks to my bomb make-up artist Angelica things begin to look up. Or so I thought...

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The Natural Hair Journey
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by: admin

03 Jan

My natural hair journey was met with much resistance. I never thought in a million years I would stop getting relaxers. In fact, I took a pretty adamant stance against it. I had been getting them since around age five. Then one summer my brother and sister-in-love came to visit and I was floored by my sister’s beautiful and healthy hair. I asked her secret and she told me she had gone natural. She was wearing it straight at the time, but said she experienced tremendous growth since her transition. I was skeptical about how my hair would look both in its natural state and straightened without a relaxer, but she really encouraged me. “Sis, you don’t need it,” she told me. That next summer, I decided to give it a go.

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Breaking The Code: Black Women Coding In The Tech Industry
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by: Dion Ringgold

02 Jan

With the tech industry continuing to surge we talk with coder and app developer Felecia Genet about the importance and impact of black female coders. Felecia sheds light on the current status of women in tech, its progression and future.

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