@Caleborate Hits #1 on Urban Charts with “Anna’s Lament”


Bay Area based emcee, Caleborate is originally from South Sacramento but currently resides in Berkley, CA. I will admit I was unaware of his movement until about 6 months ago. Thanks to our friends over at Thizzler, I found out about his movement and he was voted as part of the last #BAF (Bay Area […]

Tagged With: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Black Cultural Showcase at San Jose State University


By Essence Sellers San Jose, CA- On February 27, 2015, was the 1st annual Black History Month Cultural Showcase at San Jose State University in the new Student Union Theater. The newly opened Theater was decorated with black, green, and red in symbolizing the Liberation flag colors. Student leaders collaborated with student organizations, faculty, staff, […]

@Sahtyre Hits #1 on Urban Charts with “Forgive Me”


1. Los Angeles based emcee, Sahtyre who has been a frequent on our top 40 since 2010, has topped the charts once again with his latest offering. “Forgive Me” , like “Base” and “Prince Thunder” is produced by unknown producers. Much like his work with Hippie Sabotage on his previous LP, Sahtyre has a great […]

Tagged With: , , ,

@Cinequest Movie Review by @StrongArm408: Gonzalez


  Gonzalez is one of those films that sticks with you. Featuring some very convincing performances from Harold Torres & Carlos Bardem. The writing was subtle yet convincing, and combined with the stellar cinematography and director’s knack for unfolding the story seemlessly, this film provides an overall great payoff. At times it may feel like […]

Tagged With: , , , , , , ,

@Cinequest Movie Review by @Strongarm408: Eightseven (ochentaisiete)


The first film I saw this year was Anahi Hoeneisen & Daniel Andrade’s film set in 1987 centered around the friendship of 3 boys (Pablo, Andres & Juan) and a girl whom they befriend, Carolina. 1987 is a time filled with political and economic turmoil and proves as a nice setting for the drama. ┬áCarolina […]