What’s “The Red Door” and Are You Stuck Behind It?

What’s “The Red Door” and Are You Stuck Behind It?

What is The Red Door? Is it a metaphor, a clothing store? A good book, film, group or song? Hopefully you are curious about what is and what’s behind this mysterious “Red Door.” Well, unfortunately I won’t give up the tapes just yet, I have to make you wait a few days. On Friday December 4, 2015 at noon Plain Talk Philly, a STI & pregnancy prevention program for teens, will host another lunchtime chat about being stuck behind “The Red Door.” This week’s chat will be brief but powerful….

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White People: A New MTV Documentary

White People: A New MTV Documentary

White People, MTV’s newest documentary directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Vargas is set to premiere on July 22nd. After reading several articles on the documentary one can’t help but question why MTV and Vargas would produce such an idea. The documentary follows five white millennials as they explore the idea of white privilege, white history, and white frustration.  Sites such as Infowars.com and Entertainment Weekly warn viewers of how uncomfortable the trailer can make one feel. After watching the trailer myself and doing research on the documentary, I have to agree. Below is the…

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What Does It Mean to Be Black? [Video]

What Does It Mean to Be Black? [Video]

Here’s a look at an upcoming segment on The Hype TV Show where a room full of African Americans (representing several generations) discuss what it means to be black. Take a look at the video and share your thoughts. The New season of The Hype begins this winter.

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Ledisi Just Showed Up!

Ledisi Just Showed Up!

Last Friday (May 30, 2014), I attended The Celebration of Black Writing is the Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony — the “Oscars of Black Writing” — which honors authors and institutions who have been major contributors to the proliferation of black literature and literacy.  The event was sponsored by the Arts Sanctuary organization which is located in the Southwest section of the City near Graduate Hospital. I was excited about the awards ceremony because I like to be out and about in the City and do different things.  Who wants to…

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Pilates, a Cure for the Exercise Drought

Pilates, a Cure for the Exercise Drought

  School is back in session and for many of us school work trumps exercise. If you want to start exercising, but you’re not feeling motivated or feeling overwhelmed about taking the first step, you should think about doing Pilates. Pilates is a workout that will give you strength, flexibility and promotes lean muscle mass. Some people say it’s similar to yoga, because Pilates incorporate some yoga moves, but its main focus is on the core. Pilates won’t just give a killer core; it will tone up your entire body….

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