Today marks the 5th Anniversary for the death of Michael Brown Jr., in Ferguson, MO. The act that not only brought awareness to the deeply rooted, systemic racism that plagues the city of St. Louis—but also to Change, and Community. Even though many hearts were bleeding, Mike Brown was the force that caused them to open. From the outside looking in many assume that Ferguson … Continue reading This weekend Ferguson, MO Celebrates Michael Brown Jr.
Meet the woman revolutionizing our community on several wavelengths. Change Agent. Builder. Organizer. These are words that automatically come to mind when I think of Niecee X. I had the pleasure of chatting with her recently regarding the amazing, life changing work she is doing in the community and I knew I had to introduce her to the Black Space Family. Well, Black Space Family, … Continue reading Meet Niecee X, the Black Woman Revolutionizing Safe Spaces for the Black LGBTQ Community.
Meet Queen ConnectHer, Stacey, of HunniPop! Stacey is a woman who arrests the attention of everyone in the room when she enters it. Her smile, style, walk, and vibe are contagious. She never meets a stranger and you are not allowed to have a sad moment when she is around. Let’s not even begin to talk about how she will treat your life if you … Continue reading This ConnectHERs IssaRae-Inspired event will have you asking “What’s Next?”
As I become more immersed into the tech industry, I find myself as a “grass Roots for the people kind of girl”, questioning and side eyeing once again the way Black people are “integrating” into a space that is still not accepting of Black people–especially Black women. Now that’s not to say we haven’t already made massive gains–many that were stripped of us, re purposed … Continue reading As a Black Tech Founder, is it smart to invest your money traveling to networking events?
Nothing says turn up like a dope party. While there are promoters in almost every city that throw parties, there’s nothing like a traveling event, or pop-up series that comes through your area. As we go from year to year, more of these parties are becoming popular. To help you stay ready and stay in the know, we’ve curated this list of the best Black … Continue reading 10 Traveling Black Parties You Need To Attend
The days of celebrating Fourth of July, adorning the American flag and popping red, white and blue fireworks to celebrate an Independence, or “freedom” our people still don’t truly hold til this day—are over. Many of us have been educated on Juneteenth and have chosen to trade in our fresh fits and forces, for kente cloth and sandals—expressing our liberation in more ways than one. … Continue reading We want to make sure you’re able to celebrate Juneteenth—no matter where you are.
In the Black community, Mental Health is a subject that is taboo. For forever we’ve turned our “problems” over to God, and seeking outside help was seen as something we “Just don’t do.” We’ve stood by as elders made asinine comments such as: “He just ain’t right in the head.” And allowed mental illness to heavily plague our communities. Black women in particular have experienced … Continue reading A Black Mental Health Matters Tour Dedicated to Black Women is Coming to a City Near You