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Robust's Blog – July 2016 Archive (5)

OP-ED: To the Greatest Ali: Maybe In some way I can still be like you

This year we had to say our final goodbye to the GOAT Muhammad Ali. Not only was he a great boxer but he was an incredible and very articulate activist. He stood up for the rights of black people, his religion, and anything else he felt was right. He was never afraid to be outspoken. The death of this legend hit me very hard and I'll tell you why.



By Jasmin Pierre*, AFROPUNK contributor…

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Added by Robust on July 29, 2016 at 3:16pm — No Comments

BLACK VEGANS ROCK: Inspirational Nina C. Brewton shares how clean eating veganism made profound impact on her health and relationship with food

The idea of going vegan was never something that I imagined as being realistic considering my urban, Midwestern upbringing. I, like many other African-Americans, had grown up with the thinking that a vegan lifestyle was a luxury - exclusive to white culture and unrealistic to the life I lived in one of the growing food deserts of Wichita, KS.



In the early 2000s, I became a vegetarian after seeing a documentary about the treatment of animals by commercial…

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Added by Robust on July 19, 2016 at 6:43pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Black Vegans Rock - Hip Hop producer Amahl Abdul-Khaliq talks Veganism and how it helps him break social boundaries

Amahl Abdul-Khaliq is AF THE NAYSAYER - a flourishing producer in the electronic and instrumental hip-hop world. Within the last two years this New Orleans-based, Los Angeles-bred producer has dispersed his atmospheric productions across 70 cities and at over 300 shows in the US alone. His sound has been categorized as “electrifying soul-hop” whose core is best described by Atlanta producer DISTAL as, “Layered,…

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Added by Robust on July 12, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

OP-ED: Barbados Dance Project - my way of saying thank you to the island that has taught me so much

Greetings, my name is Jamal Rashann Callender. I am the founder and artistic director of Barbados Dance Project (BDP). Born in the United States and raised at a young age in Barbados, BDP is my way of saying thank you to the island that has taught me so much. Dance has always been in my life since I can remember. Dancing to Soca and Calypso with my family. Formal dance training took place in NYC beginning at Ballet Tech. I attended the Professional Performing Arts…

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Added by Robust on July 6, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Black Vegans Rock - Creative Casserley talks defying community expectations as Nigerian-Irish Vegan

Casserley is an actress, performance artist, model, harpist, writer and student. She is training to be a therapist on an attachment theory course and also studying for her masters in infant mental health. She lives in London, England.



By Black Vegans Rock, AFROPUNK contributor…



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Added by Robust on July 5, 2016 at 8:36pm — No Comments

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