Monday, February 19, 2018

Melanined Female Artists You Should Check Out [Black History]




Hey Subbies, 

I've waiting to do a post like this for awhile and just needed a little more time. However, it's finally here.  A lot of people don't check for some of these talented females other than SZA, who has been doing amazing work on the Black Panther O.S.T. with Kendrick recently. Here is Playlist if you are interested. Enjoy!

Sevyn Streeter 

Amber Denise Streeter, known by her stage name Sevyn Streeter, is an American singer and songwriter, best known for being a member of the girl groups TG4 and RichGirl where she was known as Se7en. 

V. Bozeman

V. Bozeman, is an American soul singer, music producer, and actress, best known for her recurring role as Veronica in the Fox primetime musical drama television series Empire.

Victoria Monet

Victoria Monét McCants is an American singer and songwriter. She became involved in performing arts at a young age, singing in the youth choir at her church and performing in a city dance team.

St. Beauty

St. Beauty is an American music group composed of two singers, Alexe Belle and Isis Valentino. The duo is affiliated with a larger artistic collective called Wondaland Art Society, a group of musicians.

Ledisi

Ledisi Anibade Young is an American R&B and jazz recording artist, songwriter and actress. Her first name means "to bring forth" or "to come here" in Yoruba. Ledisi is known for her jazz influenced vocals.

Waje

Aituaje Iruobe, known as Waje, is a Nigerian singer whose vocal range covers three octaves. She participated in the remake of P-Square’s "Omoge Mi" and featured as the female voice in the duo’s 2008 hit track “Do Me".

Keke Palmer

Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer is an American actress, singer, songwriter and presenter. Palmer was born in Harvey, Illinois and raised in Robbins, Illinois.

Seyi Shay

Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, professionally known by her stage name Seyi Shay, is a Nigerian-based singer and songwriter. She wrote and produced three songs for the soundtrack to Konami's video game, Crime Life: Gang Wars.

Diamond White

Diamond White is an American singer, actress and voice actress who, in 2007 at the age of 8, starred in a Chicago-based production of The Color Purple that also toured nationally.

Justine Skye

Justine Indira Skyers, also known as simply Justine Skye, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and model.

Ravyn Lenae

Ravyn Lenae Washington is an R&B singer and songwriter from Chicago who is currently signed to Atlantic Records and the Three Twenty Three Music Group. She is also a member of the Zero Fatigue crew.

Ezi Emela

Introducing you to rising afrobeats artist - real name Ezichimemela Ezeh. Born in Manchester, England to Nigerian parents, Ezi has had a passion for music for as long as she can remember and has been singing from a very tender age.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Check The Box If This Applies [Black History]


Hey Subbies,

Happy Belated Birthday to me and too you if this is B-day Month. I really wanted to do some introspection on this post. I over the age of 25, I have worked part-time for the past 8 years with benefits that is way better than what most of my peers get living in this tax-ridden state. I have my bachelor degree and I am African American/Black woman if don't know now you know. You guys can kind of do the math. Currently, I have been job hunting and doing the interviews here and ther but then nothing. I have been approached by more financial-insurance firms than I can count, offering that remodified pyramid schemes to a path of wealth and security that means investing more money you don't have for a "state certification" and the company. Just because the economy says more black people are working that is an abstract that not the whole essay. The questions should be asked: What type of jobs are Black American working, is it part-time or full-time jobs?; What states have highest employed per capita; How much are they making at these jobs? How can we further diversify in the job market?

Now, a lot of my friends and acquaintances that I have talked to have this type of lifestyle:

Lives at home, may or may not help parents out financially:

  • Has some college maybe a Degree
  • Has a part-time job or lives off an inheritance
  • Relies on driving services/ Doesn't have a license. 


Me:

  • I live at home and help my mom out every month since I started working.
  • Received a Bachelor Degree
  • Has a part-time job
  • Has a license and owns a used car.


If you were do a google search of "Why is so hard for black women to get a job" you'll probably find the answer. You can read these article to get the whole picture: