Wilmington

Arts & Resilience: Our Conversation With Carolynn Phillips Of The JUST US Program

In this episode of She Rocks, we talk about our feelings surrounding the two national tragedies that happened in the last few weeks. After we delve deep into what we make of these events, we cover our usual segments: fashion and entertainment. We welcome Carolynn Phillips of the JUST US program to tell us about…

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Women’s History Month, Pt. 2: Queendom Living With Angel George and Myiesha Gore

Today, we talk through the new stimulus package that’s been passed and what it means for us. If you’ve noticed the new photos posted with our latest episodes, we’re welcoming two guests to this episode who did our makeup for the shoot: Angel George of Peachy Customz and Myiesha Gore of Epitome Makeup. We ask…

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Women’s History Month, Pt. 1: Setting Boundaries In Relationships & Our Favorite Female Celebrities And Characters

Hi everyone! We’re back for another episode of She Rocks Teen Radio, moving from one exciting month (Black History Month) to another: Women’s History Month. We’re saving the bulk of our conversation about women’s empowerment for our next episode, but today, we talk about how to set boundaries in relationships. If something uncomfortable or inappropriate…

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Reflecting on February: Black History & Valentine’s Day

When the GRITS team got together in February, we had a lot to talk about. In fashion, there’s been tons of trend for Valentine’s Day, and in entertainment we talked about disturbing news related to football player Chris Wheeler. On a brighter note, February was Black History Month! So we went through people throughout history…

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Staying Covid Safe Through The Holidays

In this episode, we bring you the latest updates on how Covid-19 is impacting our lives, and we talk about what we’ve been up to so far this holiday season. Amari and Brealyn give us the new trends in fashion and entertainment, and we talk about how we plan to stay Covid safe through the…

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Election Season Reflections From A 16-Year-Old Activist

My name is Shecoria Smith, and I’m from Wilmington, North Carolina. I’ve been interested in politics and social justice for as long as I can remember. I’m a sophomore in high school, so I can’t vote yet – I have to find other ways to participate. Watching this election season unfold, I was nervous. And…

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Felony Voter Disenfranchisement

“We are all We The People. When you tell me that I can’t participate in an election, you telling me I’m not a part of We The People…that makes me feel like you are still oppressing me, and you still seeing me as three-fifths of a human.” Daquan Peters is the Second Chance Alliance Coordinator…

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They Call Her Sapphire

Brittani Smith (@PropheticPoetic, @JourneyBBones) is a poet from Wilmington, North Carolina. In this episode, Smith describes and performs her poem, “They Call Her Sapphire.” Smith speaks about the history of the angry Black woman stereotype and how she’s addressing it with her art. Broadcast from the Shoresides studio, Somewhere & Elsewhere uncovers stories from artists…

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Cyberbullying

In this episode, Amari, Jonaiyah, Brealyn, and Arabia talk about cyberbullying. They also tell us how Hurricane Isaias affected them, what’s new in music, and how they feel about the possibility of TikTok shutting down. Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Amari Poindexter, Brealyn Freeman, Jonaiyah Jordan, and Arabia Earth. Original music…

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Talking With the Filmmaker of Wilmington on Fire II

Wilmington on Fire, a 2015 feature-length documentary that tells the story of The Wilmington Massacre of 1898, is about to have a sequel: Wilmington on Fire II. The sequel will show Wilmington, North Carolina’s modern day community members and their forms of activism – whether it’s fighting for reparations, protesting police brutality, or building the…

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