Music Monday: “BET” by HUMAN

By Trina Otero Artist: HUMAN Track: BET Album: GRIND x PRAY Video Production: Jace from A Million Other Things GRIND x PRAY will be a dual sided EP. "BET" is a single from "PRAY." "Grind for everything you need and want in life and pray for the humility and serenity to enjoy the fruits of … Continue reading Music Monday: “BET” by HUMAN

When Did Heteros Choose to be Straight?

"Cause I tried to be white for a day and it just didn't work out like I'd hoped." By Dominic Dorsey, Contributing Writer & Activist I just found out something fascinating. I was corrected in a conversation by someone who said LGBT rights aren't a social justice or civil rights issue because it's a choice. "You … Continue reading When Did Heteros Choose to be Straight?

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Word as Bond, a Nonprofit for Young Poets

By Trina Otero I serve as a board member for a nonprofit called Word as Bond, Inc., which is an organization to bring together writers/artists and provide FREE workshops & programs, especially for young writers. Please take a few minutes to hear about us! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TX36Ru7tNg

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Charcoal Drawings by Brittni DeWeese

By Trina Otero I think creatives are some of the bravest people on Earth -- creatives put time and effort into creating a physical manifestation of what they feel within them. If they have the courage, they display these intimate pieces publicly regardless of their fears, because deep down they know the outer world needs … Continue reading Charcoal Drawings by Brittni DeWeese

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Help Our Teen Poets Get to Brave New Voices, an Internt’l Poetry Festival & Slam This Summer

By Trina Otero Hey blogger and writer friends! This is a post directly for you guys, because I know you guys care about writing the most! Because hey! Most of us are doing this in our spare time [or even when we're busy] because that is just how much we love to write. ❤ We … Continue reading Help Our Teen Poets Get to Brave New Voices, an Internt’l Poetry Festival & Slam This Summer

Enjoy Deep House Vibes by DJ Uzo

I love the new mix mi amigo, DJ Uzo, dropped last night on SoundCloud. Hope you dig it! Listen, share, download [free]! DJ Uzo Deep House DJ Uzo FB Page Studio 77 FB Page Studio 77

Hip-Hop Artist HUMAN Releases EP Album, Dissonance

By Trina Otero dis·so·nance: noun - lack of agreement; especially : inconsistency between the beliefs one holds or between one's actions and one's beliefs HUMAN, a conscious hip-hop artist from Indianapolis, Ind., released his EP album Dissonance today. What a clever title for his artwork. While I am inclined to appreciate music and feel its … Continue reading Hip-Hop Artist HUMAN Releases EP Album, Dissonance

11:11 Wishes

By Trina Otero Exactly one year ago (11.11.11) I made a wish at 11:11 p.m. With harnessed optimism and excitement, I sat on my favorite red sofa in my midtown Indianapolis apartment, closed my eyes and allowed my mind to stand still. Then I made my wish. I prayed for spiritual growth, to be filled … Continue reading 11:11 Wishes

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Conscious-Rap Artist HUMAN Releases His First Music Video

By Trina Otero I'm über excited for two reasons - today is Wednesday [my favorite day of the week] AND today the very talented HUMAN, from Indianapolis, Ind., is releasing his very first music video! This is the first time I have talked about any music artist on my blog, so this should show you … Continue reading Conscious-Rap Artist HUMAN Releases His First Music Video

Are You For Us?

Are You For Us?

This is a legit question. It's also the slogan for Forus Athletics, a socially-conscious athletic wear brand that launched August 4 in downtown Indianapolis. Forus' founders [former and current athletes] wanted to solve a problem with shoes that many other athletes experience - worn down and/or non-supportive insoles - but they also wanted to create something that would benefit people outside the athletic & shoe fields. They wanted to create a brand with an even greater purpose - a movement. So they invented an insole that provides support with amazing comfort [I kid you not], and they have forever pledged 10% of profits to organizations worldwide that service children. They have also promised to award scholarships to US college students who wish to work in career fields that involve and/or aid youth. Forus is not just a business, it's a cause that has brought together friends, family, colleagues, and even strangers who wish to contribute their individual talents and expertise to help Forus succeed. It has given everyone a feeling of purpose and community. Forus Athletics has been running a campaign on the crowd-funding site Indiegogo.com, and there are only 4 days left. BUT I am so excited to say that Forus is more than halfway to its goal! With a collective effort and one last push I believe Forus can meet its goal of $40,000. [Campaign here: bit.ly/QkgDOr] That is why I ask - "Are You FOR US?"