Beginner’s Guide: Yana Perrault, Actor/Musician by Nancy Azcona

Photo of Yana Perrault taken by Marcus V. Richardson Yana Perrault (they/she)  is a 24-year-old musician/actor stemming from Southfield, Michigan, and though that may be where they are from, Yana has taken the stage across the country. Identifying as an “all-around artist”, music being at the base of that, Yana (pre-quarantine) was making her living…

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Is hop hop making the beauty of Black and Brown bodies more digestible to the white Americans? by Trinity Townsend

Illustration by Andrea Miranda Big Sean and Nicki Minaj described it best when they said “ass, ass, ass, ass, ass” on “Dance (A$$)” in 2011. America is finally in love with big booties. Nicki Minaj, Meg Thee Stallion, and Kim Kardashian are women known for their curvy figures and they have a collective 346.3 million…

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“Remain” by Shiro

Cover Art by Alina Kano “Remain” is the latest musical offering from Long Beach duo Shiro and was released on November 13th, 2020. “Remain” centers around themes of grief, loss, and letting go in order to stay in the present moment. The music incorporates effects laden guitars, reverberated synths, and ambient vocals with processed beats in…

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“ACE IT” — Music Video (ft. SaulPaul)

As school districts around the country face the challenges of reopening campuses amid the uncertainties of the pandemic, Central Texas districts are turning the crisis into an opportunity for positive solutions. The non-profit organization, E3 Alliance has launched a campaign called ACE. A partnership between schools and families that allow students to ‘attend’ by being present for remote or on-campus learning with a feeling of wellness, safety and belonging, ‘commit’ by showing dedication to learning with a feeling of connection to what is being taught and ‘engage’ by displaying academic progress with a feeling of confidence and accomplishment. members of the ACE task force consist of 10 school districts and the University of Texas at Austin. Their collective impact work will benefit the Central Texas region so all students ultimately ACE their school year. To do the campaign roll out E3 teamed up with the Grammy nominated music artist SaulPaul to produce a song to encourage student attendance, commitment and engagement.

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