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This past weekend was a memorable one for me. It showed me the highs & lows of my profession as a journalist. Here’s a raw, unfiltered recap of the past few days.
Friday, I interviewed artist ME + L , a rising star with a unique sound. Saturday, I interviewed talented poet HD The Poet , Neville, CEO of fire clothing brand Temet Nosce, and NYC’s hottest drill rapper Nas EBK. When DHJ reaches the next level, I’ll credit this weekend towards helping me reach new heights.
Sunday I premiered an interview for the 1st time during DHJ alum Rickey Strachan‘s book signing in Brooklyn. Thank you so much for that opportunity.
Yesterday, our Creative Director Roki graduated, as well as several other alums of our platform. Congrats to the CO’21, very proud of y’all.
During this hectic weekend, we lost 2 special people to senseless gun violence. Aaron was a role model, with a strong work ethic, beautiful family, and maturity I admired. Keyshawn, someone I had no relationship with, was well-liked during my FDA years.
1 year ago, we lost hoop star Brandon Hendricks to gun violence. It’s a pandemic that’s still spreading. If you’re reading this, please remain safe & careful during these summer months. We don’t need to lose anyone else. My condolences go out to the families of Aaron, Keyshawn, and Brandon.
With that being said, I’ll conclude with this: Da Hood Journal is not a podcast, blog, or YouTube channel. It’s a platform for the people, made by the people, and used to help the people that support our vision. Big thank you to our supporters, we are going to keep building with DHJ.
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