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Emeli Sande Drops Her New Album, Our Version of Events!

Emeli Sande Drops Her New Album, Our Version of Events!

The British are coming! The British are coming! I have as much excitement as Paul Revere with the British, but in a positive way, of course. Over the past few years, there have been many soul singers imported to the U.S. from Britain like Amy Winehouse (until her untimely death), Adele and now Emeli Sande. […]

Black Girls Rock! Queens Camp Apply Now!

Black Girls Rock!, the wonderful organization for teen girls led by former model and DJ, Beverly Bond will host its 2nd “Queens Camp” this summer. Black Girls Rock will hold the two-week leadership camp in Rhinebeck, NY. If you want to enhance your leadership skills, apply to this camp by May 15! Click here for […]

New Video for “Blessed” by Jilly from Philly

Happy Monday! Check out the new video from Jill Scott. It’s a great song for a rainy Monday: Video for Blessed Peace, Jen

Artist to Watch: Emile Sande

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 her […]

Sista-2-Sista Youth Summit Rocks!

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 Gye […]

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 meet […]

Q&A with GNEP Founder, Akua Soadwa

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: […]