When Being a Black Fan Girl Hurts: Antiblackness [OPINION]

“Ran into this girl. I said I’m tired of explaining. Man, this shit is draining. But I’m not really allowed to be mad.” — “Mad,” Solange I’m just going to come out and say it: Being a black fan of Korean pop music hurts. A lot. Often. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being involved (in a very small way) in the Korean music … Continue reading When Being a Black Fan Girl Hurts: Antiblackness [OPINION]

Emotions Run High at Ms. Janet’s ‘State of the World’ in Columbia, SC

There are few experiences in my life that I would call “life-altering.” Yes, I’ve been exceptionally blessed to be able to see some artists I adore and others I’m just discovering for the first time. Each of these experiences has enriched my life in some way. However, to be truly life-altering means I’ve been forever changed in a way that shifts my conceptions about life, … Continue reading Emotions Run High at Ms. Janet’s ‘State of the World’ in Columbia, SC

Day for Night: Part 3

Let’s get political. One could see the main theme throughout the event Day for Night: women and the world’s current political situation. The event started with talks from Laurie Anderson, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Chelsea Manning, accompanied by an eye-opening poem by Saul Williams. Laurie Anderson spoke of the dangers of myths and false memories. She provided her own personal anecdote about a pillow speaker that … Continue reading Day for Night: Part 3

Day for Night: Part 2

The three-day event Day for Night had an extensive lineup. Artists and musicians from all around had the opportunity to showcase their creativity and love for auditory and visual arts and technology from Dec. 15 until Dec. 17 2017. The convert included memorable performances from Princess Nokia, Cardi B and Hoodcelebrityy, Phantogram, Solange and a few others. Destiny Frasqueri, better known by her stage name … Continue reading Day for Night: Part 2

Day for Night: Part 1

Day for Night is a music and visual art event that was held for three days in the Downtown Houston area. Described as “… a current snapshot of popular music as well as a showcase for trailblazers who continue to cross over from the fringes to become influencers” by the event website, the event featured acts by both visual artists and musicians. We will first focus … Continue reading Day for Night: Part 1

[Meet the Staff] Attaining Your Goals: An Interview with TJ Cummings

If there’s one thing that runs through the MACG Community bloodline, it’s a pervasive air of determination and ambition. No matter what the goal, every member of MACG has something they’re reaching for, something they’re striving to attain while navigating through a world of instant gratification and visibility. Terrence “TJ” Cummings is a member of the MACG Community who strives everyday to not only reach, but … Continue reading [Meet the Staff] Attaining Your Goals: An Interview with TJ Cummings

A Fan’s Guide to Road Trips: Nine Tips to Keep You Safe and Sane

Do you have a family vacation coming up? Perhaps a concert to attend? Maybe you just want to get out and hit the road. Here are nine tips to help you get through your next road trip. Plan ahead: While spontaneous trips can be fun and exciting, planning ahead far in advance may allow you to iron out potential bumps in your plans before they … Continue reading A Fan’s Guide to Road Trips: Nine Tips to Keep You Safe and Sane