• immigrant

    Growing Up An Immigrant

    “Why do you want to go to the United States?” The government official asked as he glared into my coal colored eyes. My eyes instantly watered, and his stare softened. “My mommy and daddy are [Read More]
  • Rocky Banks

    Who is Rocky Banks?

    The yellow hearts are back! 2017 is the year of the underdog. Rocky Banks is bringing a new wave to the city of Houston. His latest project, Trust in Banko, released February 7th, has a vast [Read More]
  • local talent

    Supporting Local Talent

    How is it that we support famous artists but rarely support local talent? We witness someone attempting to make an impact, and we think, “they’ll never achieve that”. We judge the value of people’s crafts [Read More]
  • self improvement

    Self Improvement Thoughts

    Originally written at pagesxav Like anyone who is passionate about what they do, I practice. A lot. For me, that means writing something every single day. Whether it’s a poem, a blog, a short story, or [Read More]

With Hope from Philly

January 18, 2017 0

With the farewell of President Obama and the upcoming inauguration of the newly elected president, I would like to offer some hope for the future. I’m going to offer you that hope through the lens of my city, Philadelphia. The [Read More]


#FeastFriday | Stuffed Chicken Nuggets

March 11, 2016 3

Cooking is suppose to be fun, but often TV and other people make cooking feel like a drag. When you find the right recipes cooking can be very exciting! Especially when family and friends compliment on how delicious your food is. [Read More]


Great Read | Walk Like A Buddha

May 19, 2016 2

Religion is something I don’t really like to speak on because in today’s world everyone seems to have their own opinion about someone else’s beliefs. So just to put everything on the table, no I don’t believe in a single [Read More]


Day in a Life | Writer – Daniel Q.

March 25, 2016 3

Today I wanted to do something different. Every Friday we normally have cooking videos, but on this Friday I wanted to show what the life of a writer looks like. I’ve been writing for over 10 years now, but consistently [Read More]


How to Make the Most of the Little You Have

November 3, 2016 0

We often get so caught up in our day-to-day lives that we fail to see that we have everything we need right before us. We’re on a constant rat race chasing this materialistic perception that we think is success, and [Read More]

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Interviewing Spoken Word Poet Christopher Martinez

December 23, 2016 0
Christopher Martinez (also known as Rooster) is a San Antonio based spoken word poet whose most recent video, “An Untitled Brown Poem” resonated with our staff members. Christopher’s poem is powerful and insightful. He shares his [Read More]
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