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What now?

I am disappointed and disheartened by the reaction to the results of this election. Born of a minority race and as the lesser sex in America, I have always been tied to a culture that is fearless and unbreakable. But today, I see nothing but defeat. Today the ignorance of the minority community and women are on the forefront.

Finding relevance in irrelevancy

It's the 2016 Essence Music Festival (EMF) Weekend here in NOLA. EMF is the largest African-American festival in the nation. It showcases everything that encompasses what it means to be African-American and gives a platform and recognition to artists that sometime go unnoticed in the mainstream media. This year's EMF brings a new scandal. Multiple white-owned businesses have chose to close during this weekend "due to renovations."