Damon Dash’s Film, “Honor Up,” Gives a Violent, Soulful Rendition of Urban Life

Damon Dash’s Film, “Honor Up,” Gives a Violent, Soulful Rendition of Urban Life

By Allison Kugel The life of Damon Dash appears to be an epic triumph to some, a Shakespearean tragedy to others. It depends on where you’re standing when you look at him. After speaking with the hip hop mogul turned entrepreneur and filmmaker, I can tell you Dame Dash’s story is more nuanced and complex; and is still being written. Dash hopes his new film, Honor Up, a semi-autobiographical story about the code of street honor, executive produced by Kanye West, and starring Dash, Nicholas Turturro, Michael Rispoli and Cam’ron; will give audiences an authentic portrait of who he is...
Author Profile: Meet Tajhae Barr

Author Profile: Meet Tajhae Barr

  Greetings once again, readers! It’s Writer Wednesday, and this week, I want to introduce you to Tajhae Barr. She has a book coming soon. Polite On Society: Who is Tajhae Barr? Tajhae Barr: Tajhae Barr, is a multi-faceted 20 something year old black wombman, striving to embrace and live out her purpose every day. Being a self-published author, poet, blogger, entrepreneur, women’s empowerment advocate, mentor, DV and SA Survivor, Afro-herbalist enthusiast, and African Traditonal Religion (ATR) practitioner. POS: What motivated you to write “Unspoken Chronicles of A Side Chick”? TB: The title was inspired by my actual experience with...
Author Profile: Meet Shanika Sealy

Author Profile: Meet Shanika Sealy

Telling your story as a writer can be a challenge. As writers, there are aspects of our lives that we share, while others some of us choose not to. In this author profile, we speak with Shanika Sealy, writer of “Please Help Me, Santa” -an account of her survival. In addition to being an author, Shanika is a blogger at her site Positivealicious and a vlogger, who focuses on positivity and healing.   Polite On Society: Who is Shanika Sealy? Shanika Sealy: Shanika Sealy is a mother, Christian, loves her Father: The Lord, survivor of Child Sex Abuse, writer, author, journalist,...