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shelbymayes Shelby Mayes

Shelby is an arts and culture writer currently based in the Bay Area


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From Tackling Anti-Fatness To Oakland’s Homelessness Crisis, The ‘Hella Black Podcast’ Is Hella Necessary Right Now

If anyone is 'bout that action, It’s Blake Simons and Delency Parham of Hella Black Podcast.The hosts met in 2015 during a student protest at UC Berkeley, where Simons was involved in the Black Student Union, and Parham was working as a news reporter for Berkeleyside.com. Since then, the two have worked together to create their own grassroots organization dedicated to...

5 Tips From Entrepreneur Liku Madoshi On Starting An Initiative That's All About Black Women

On September 15, Liku Madoshi announced the launch of the Tryb initiative for Black women. Tryb prides itself on being an alliance of Black women who aspire to elevate one another and build a community dedicated to celebrating each other.To get a firsthand understanding of the Tryb experience, I attended a Tryb event. Sitting in a room amongst lawyers, physicians, marketing strategies,...

Barbie Honors Rosa Parks With Release Of Her Own Doll On Women's Equality Day

Mattel is honoring the mother of the civil rights movement, Rosa Parks, with her own Barbie.According to CNN, Mattel announced the debut of the doll on Women's Equality Day, a day acknowledging the 19th Amendment of the Constitution, which established voting rights for white women in 1920. Mattel will also honor Sally Ride, the first woman and youngest American to fly in...