Hues of Humanity: Let’s Begin the Conversation

From issues of race to emotional awareness, Hues of Humanity is a documentary produced by Rachel and Dianna Henderson that was created to build bridges across our collective lives through meaningful conversation. The film, which features various speakers including our own, Tunya Griffin, who share their thoughts to encourage open, honest and thoughtful dialogue.  …

Gentrification in Rochester, New York: A Tale of Two Cities

We often discuss the concept of “two Rochesters” but what happens when these two Rochesters meet? As city officials and planners seek to shrink income gaps, reduce segregation and encourage mixed-income neighborhoods, the city’s neighborhoods are predicted to see vast amounts of gentrification in coming years, with areas like Beechwood and the 19th Ward already…

“Tough Love” Announces 2nd Season

Creative Direction, an independent film production company, has officially announced a 2nd season of “Tough Love,” a six-part web series drama in which a group of millennial African-Americans come of age in New York City. In each episode, the series tracks the group’s interactions, explores their romantic relationships and delves deep into the financial hardships…

Colorism: Does this epidemic hurt the black community?

Many Celebrities are opting for lighter skin these days. What are they truly trying to justify. Are they not happy with their skin or is it a deeper issue? When Danielle “Jazz” Noel participated in a video with her ex-boyfriend, Chris, “for fun” she had no idea that less than 24 hours after its premiere…

Beyonce at Super Bowl 50: The Master Teacher

(Photo courtesy of Newsweek)   Most of the world were sitting on the edge of their seats anticipating to see what Beyoncé would do for her halftime performance at Super Bowl 50. As the clock started winding down getting closer to the half-time performance, some of us in my household moved from the edge of…