Social Media Strategist/Creator #BlackLatinxHistory As we continue into our monthlong celebration of Black History, we cannot stress the importance of focusing on diversity that exists in the African Diaspora. Our NBT feature for this day emphasized this with the creation of her now-viral hashtag #BlackLatinxHistory. (Pronounced “lah -teen- ex”) One needs look no further than Twitter to see the impact Juliana Pache’s hashtag is having within the Black and Latinx communities. When asked about why and

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While watching Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC, we were first introduced to Angelica Ross. The CEO and founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, a training academy, and apprenticeship program that aims to educate and employ members of the Trans community in media and tech careers. Trans people face astoundingly high levels of discrimination in all aspects of their lives but especially in employment. In doing this work alone, helping members of this community gain employment opportunities, Miss

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Renaissance man, Michael Wayne Turner III, is an award winning writer, poet, spoken word artist, actor, and educator. Taking on the starring role in Chinaka Hodge's Chasing Mehserle, Turner plays Watts a young man who doesn't feel safe in the world, hasn't gone past his Oakland stoop since the Rodney King beating and is obsessed with the Bart officer who killed Oscar Grant, Johannes Mehserle. The play is reminiscent of many of the anxieties felt

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“Everything in life is a piece of art” - Kashmir Thompson Kashmir Thompson is shaking up the internet with her graphic design. This young artist moved to Atlanta after graduating from the Cleveland school of Arts where she studied visual communications. Now focused on her graphic design Kashmir’s work is influenced heavily by popular and hip hop culture and if you’re a 90s child there is no doubt you’ll feel a nostalgic longing looking at

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The purity of Jennifer Johns’ voice is never lost within her music. This singer and artist is Oakland born and raised and that Bay Area swagger is present as she performs. Her music is influenced by the African diaspora, hip hop and soul. More than just an entertainer her music speaks to social justice causes and she uses her talent to bring awareness to the issues closest to her heart. It is this commitment to

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This self-proclaimed Renaissance Man lives up to the title. Like his new podcast says Al Letson does errthang and he does it well. Peabody award-winning radio host, poet, playwright, actor and comic book writer?! When does he sleep? Well this artist with the amazing head of hair is definitely someone you should keep tabs on, after all he is the

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