What's on Philadelphia

Rebuilding the Block – Meet the Two Black Women behind the New Nonprofit Giving Back to the Black Community

Rebuild the Block wants everyone to take part in rebuilding, growing and maintaining Black communities across America. Founded by Alexis Akarolo and Zelnnetta Clark, Rebuild the Block strives to help up to 15 businesses a month that are directly affected by COVID-19 and looting destruction as a result of racial injustice. Applicants are processed through…… Continue reading Rebuilding the Block – Meet the Two Black Women behind the New Nonprofit Giving Back to the Black Community

Artist Interviews & Music · Musings

Take Me to Wonderland: Chromatica Review

LG6 is here, and her name is Chromatica. One might say that this album and its aesthetics are heavily influenced from gaming culture and anime, and in fact, the the Enigma Vegas show is also very reminiscent of these themes. It seems these two projects have a cohesion. Hints of Gaga’s The Fame Monster and…… Continue reading Take Me to Wonderland: Chromatica Review

Person of Interest & FemFocused Interviews

FemFocused: An Interview with Queen NYC Blonde

A typical Instagram DM exchange between my friend Grace and myself is sending each other recent posts by NYC Blonde. “How is she so fabulous?” is the next part of that exchange. I discovered NYC Blonde during my summer interning in PR in New York City in 2013, when her face was still veiled in…… Continue reading FemFocused: An Interview with Queen NYC Blonde

Musings · What's on Philadelphia

Community on the Corner of 64th and Carlton

It’s hard to begin a sentence with “In West Philadelphia,” because well, you know. But that’s how this begins… In West Philadelphia, Overbook specifically on the corner of 64th and Carlton, once resided an Italian restaurant called Lebano’s. I believe this place to be to be my first memory. My brother’s probably, too. I was…… Continue reading Community on the Corner of 64th and Carlton