#WestCoastWednesday presents Ms. Lauryn Hill | Mystery of Iniquity

I took a week off from posting “#WestCoastWednesdays presents…” in the wake of Charlottesville as I engaged in conversations, both online and, more importantly, in person, to gain some understanding of where people are at; and to allow myself to process a bit as well. In turn, I have run the emotional gamut from hopelessness as “statistics” and “blacks kill …

The Music Man: DJ Inform Owner of Beat Box Records Discusses DJing, Origins Of The Shop & The Importance Of Community

Special Guest Post from StepOffMagazine.com. I have been keeping an eye on Step Off! Magazine since its public inception on October 14, 2016. Its founder, Rob Camacho, and I, have connected in the world of social media, giving digital nods to the other’s work and purpose; we decided to take it one step further to let our readers know that …

#WestCoastWednesdays presents Tyson Amir

Being one of a few white faces in a sea of beautiful, powerful, and passionate black men and women, sitting under the weight of Tyson Amir’s words shared from his poignant, socio-political, freedom fighter’s memoir, his magnum opus (at least to date), Black Boy Poems, was uncomfortable. And that’s good. Those moments have made me who I am, they make …