We post and repost rants of sentimental value so that the world can understand our ideology and idiosyncratic experiences.
We share, like and favorite photos from a diverse array of people that span all around the world.
We commune on Twitter in the form of hashtags to promote businesses, influence people and defend causes that are important to us.
Our generation is the most tolerant, yet unapologetically outspoken. The most risk-taking, yet socially strategic. We’re selfishly ambitious, yet we care about the well-being of our communities.
We are the most pliable and open to change. But change can’t all go down in the DM.
That’s why it’s also important to go out and get out of our comfort zones to make change happen. There’s never a more important time to channel our enterprising energy for change than during election season.
Our voices matter. So much so that companies have changed longstanding business models to accommodate the demands of our culture.
The same impact we have on those kinds of decision makers could and should be the same impact we have on the policymakers. Otherwise, the issues that matter most to us, such as college tuition or social injustice, won’t be at the forefront of America’s agenda.
To further underline the significance of your voice being heard and why it matters, here are 5 reasons why you should be go out and vote during election season:
- You have power. Use it – Let’s admit this as a unit now. Millennials love power. We love taking control of our own lives. Why risk losing control of your future with a regressive mindset that says your vote doesn’t really count? To set the record straight, your vote is extremely significant. Sometimes during an election, the youth vote ends up making the difference. Such is the case with U.S. Representative, Joe Courtney, and President Barack Obama in his 2008 election.
- If it isn’t a priority for you, why should it be for them? – Let’s be honest. A politician may care about a number of things, but they are only going to primarily act on the issues their voters care about. It’s how they build loyalty and it’s how they build trust. So those paid internships and good paying jobs you expect to have during college and after graduation may not be a priority for them. And in our current economic state, it should be.
- The Future is in Your Hands – Imagine the type of world you plan to be in with or without kids. A dream is just a goal without a plan. Acting on how our government operates now will impact the dreams of your future and the future dreams of your children.
- Honor the Past – In 2016, we are the most free and liberal than we’ve ever been in this country. But my goodness, do we even dare forget exactly how we got here? The wars, the battles, the lost lives, the discrimination/prejudice, the Civil Rights Movement, the Feminist Movements, the LGBT movements….need I go on? So many of our ancestors and distant relatives have endured suffering that we can’t even begin to imagine, died and have made sacrifices to get us where we are today. If you have any awareness of this, you know how important it is for us to exercise our privileged right to vote.
- We Have the Most at Stake – Realistically speaking, the election should matter more to us than any other age demographic in America. Everything that happens now affects the very tomorrow we are planning for. Being able to afford our first home, pay student loans or even secure an apartment at an affordable price can all be determined by government regulation or lack thereof.
Although there are people who doubt our ability to all come together and really make a difference outside of our social spheres, we’ve proven time and time again that when it comes to the issues we care about, we’re a force to be reckoned with.
Not everyone is blessed with a voice. Take advantage of yours by voting.
Many Unite for R&B Holiday Benefit Concert To Raise Funds for Philadelphia’s Ronald McDonald House
On Thursday, December 20th, several local R&B artists joined forces for the inaugural R&B Holiday Benefit Concert. This year’s showcase, held at Philadelphia’s historic Trocadero Theatre, benefited families being supported by Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.
This Holiday Benefit Concert was a labor of brotherly love, with every single event organizer and performing artist involved having direct Philly ties. Attendees were serenaded with hits from each emerging artist as well as several of their favorite holiday classics such as “Joy to the World,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “Silent Night” and more. This year’s concert lineup included:
- Julian King – contemporary R&B artist fresh off a concert tour in China
- Star Castillo – Trenton native with the ability to fuse R&B, Pop and Soul into her renditions
- Judaea – previous America’s Got Talent contestant and rising R&B star
- Good Girl – R&B quartet from Philly striving to revive and lead the next girl group era
- Audrey Jackson – internet darling, R&B songstress and head of It’s All Music, The Movement LLC
- M!SHEL – Armenian and Jewish singer / songwriter powerhouse heralding from the suburbs of Philadelphia
“We could not be more excited to be able to come up with such a fun and engaging way to give back to our community,” says event organizer and host Delilah Dee of Delilah & Co. “Sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of what’s truly important during the holiday season so I’m grateful that I, alongside Revli Management, AB Media Group and Kelsi with an Eye, were able to rally together to organize this showcase benefitting the families of Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.
All those involved decided a month before show date they wanted to team up to give back to a local organization while also providing a platform for local talent. In less than a month, a venue was secured, non-profit organization was selected, artist line up and vendors were finalized for the concert. Not sure how the turn out would be since the team only had a short amount of time to put together this event, it is safe to say all involved felt a deep sense of gratitude to see that the community supported the initiative – the concert ended up being a sold out event.
What a great way to close out 2018.
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Poet, Michael Phillips, Breaks Down in Front of Students at his Alma Mater
Michael Phillips agreed to speak to students at his alma mater, Community Academy of Philadelphia, CS (CAP) about Black History and being Black in America. Little did he know, this would be an emotional full circle moment for him.
Phillips has been doing spoken word for quite a few years now. Although he’s performed around the East Coast, he mainly takes to his social media to speak about race and love issues in a poetic way. He speaks highly of a creative writing teacher at CAP, who is the sole purpose behind his love for poetry.
“Ms. Vázquez is the reason why I’ve been able to do what I love since high school. She really made me appreciate poetry as a creative outlet to release any and all pain I’ve felt internally. I’m thankful for her”
Phillips confidently went into various classrooms from grades 5-8, along with some high school classrooms to perform his spoken word pieces. It wasn’t until he entered Ms. Vázquez’s room, the very person who inspired him to do poetry in the first place, that he sort of – broke down. It was a full circle moment for him, in that he saw himself as a student who too once sat in those same seats, without a clue as to what it would mean being a Black man growing up in America after high school.
He hopes that through his words, he is able to inspire the minority community to come together and appreciate themselves from within. Phillips wants the youth to know they have the power to change the world, to start thinking about what they can do presently that can essentially positively impact future generations to come.
Check out the video below:
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