Artist to Watch: Emile Sande

Today’s “Joint of the Day” on BET’s 106&Park video show countdown was for the song, “Next to Me” by Scottish-born singer, Emile Sande. Her video looks like it was filmed in warehouse, which featured only her playing the piano and a drummer. I think this is great because you are completely focused in on herContinue reading “Artist to Watch: Emile Sande”

Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit Rocks!

by Jen Threat If you are a teen and you are looking for positive, uplifting events, no need to look any further. Now in its fifth year, The Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit continues to motivate and inspire more than 125 New York City teens–and it’s free! On March 31, 2012 the planning committee of the GyeContinue reading “Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit Rocks!”

Up Close & Personal with Michaela angela Davis

I had the wonderful opportunity to interview and observe the “Get Fly:Presentation as Power” workshop led by Michaela angela Davis as part of the 5th Annual Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit produced by Gye Nyame Empowerment Project (GNEP). Here’s what I learned about Michaela. Contrary to what you may see when you look at photographs or meetContinue reading “Up Close & Personal with Michaela angela Davis”

Q&A with GNEP Founder, Akua Soadwa

Double Dutch Magazine editor, Jen Threat, chats with Akua Soadwa, Founder of Gye Nyame Empowerment Project (GNEP). For five years, Soadwa has presented an informative and dynamic one-day Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit that positively impacts teen girls. JT: Why do you think there’s a scarcity of programs or lack of access to programs like yours? AK:Continue reading “Q&A with GNEP Founder, Akua Soadwa”

Tips to Survive Police Encounters

The recent death of Trayvon Martin has sparked a lot of debate about racial profiling, eventhough Martin was killed by a neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman. Racial profiling often applies to African-American males. This is a great opportunity for females to also be made aware of how to conduct themselves when in the company ofContinue reading “Tips to Survive Police Encounters”

Keep Safe

Last Friday, the ABC Daytime talk show, The View, featured the family of Mishell-Nicole DiAmonde Green. Mishell (pictured above) is a New York City teen who was missing for several months. The family, along with Derrica Wilson, president and CEO of the Black and Missing Foundation, were on the show to bring awareness to Mishell’sContinue reading “Keep Safe”

Special Post: Link to 7 Websites Every High-schooler Should Get to Know

Remember the Intern Queen post? Well, I just found a link on the blog dedicated to high school students! Perfect timing! The post includes sites that surely everyone has already been introduced. Craigslist,, and Skype. Yes! Video chatting is a great tool college students use both professionally and personally. So, get familiar if youContinue reading “Special Post: Link to 7 Websites Every High-schooler Should Get to Know”