Archive | Multicultural RSS feed for this section

Loud Biz: How To Plan Events to Promote Your Business

#MP3 Invite (Designed by 8515)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you hopefully know, I am Co-Owner of 8515, a multicultural creative agency. We offer branding, marketing, public relations, event planning, and styling. Recently, we decided to focus on event planning since that’s what my business partner Cacha` Lopez and I love to do. We both love planning events because it’s […]

Read More 0 Comments

A Penny for Your Thoughts: The Realities of Being a Broke Black Girl Part Deuce

Me (Penny) posing for the AFRO series. Photo by @thebenchmarc

Dear Pennies & Pens, I deleted the original post and started over. I lost my train of thought and the ink was just randomly spread throughout the page. It just didn’t make any fuckin sense. So I’m trying again. I hope I get it right this time. To update you on my last post, I’m […]

Read More Comments Off on A Penny for Your Thoughts: The Realities of Being a Broke Black Girl Part Deuce

Pen’s Flicks: 5 Traditionally White Roles that Idris Elba Should Play

Dear Pennies & Pens, Okay so it’s no secret that Idris Elba is a major panty dropper. Like everywhere that man goes there’s probably a panty pile behind him. It’s most likely like when the lady threw her panties on stage at Steve Harvey during The Kings of Comedy. Yup, that’s how I see it. […]

Read More Comments Off on Pen’s Flicks: 5 Traditionally White Roles that Idris Elba Should Play

Pen’s Rhythm Nation: The Best Hip-hop and R&B Albums for Fall

Solange on the cover of A Seat at the Table

Dear Pennies  & Pens, Now that Fall is upon us, I was thinking about music and what music fits this season best. Currently, my team and I are working on ISLP’s first hip-hop and R&B compilation album, LPZ. We believe that most of the music that’s out right now is kind of shitty so we […]

Read More Comments Off on Pen’s Rhythm Nation: The Best Hip-hop and R&B Albums for Fall

Pen’s Flicks: Black Panther, An 8515 Event

Black Panther Film Poster

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past February, my agency, 8515 hosted Pen’s Flicks: Black Panther. Pen’s Flicks is a collection of movie meetups, film screenings, and panel discussions curated by 8515. Inspired by the film section of de la Pen, Pen’s Flicks is about creating a unique experience for film lovers. Pen’s Flicks features unique […]

Read More Comments Off on Pen’s Flicks: Black Panther, An 8515 Event

Pen’s Eye: Alvin Ailey, Into the Woods, and The King & I

AAADT in Alvin Ailey's Revelations. Photo by Gert Krautbauer

Dear Pennies & Pens, Last year, I attended several different shows at the AT&T Performing Arts Center here in Dallas. As far as the shows I attended, they were Alvin Ailey, Into the Woods, and The King & I. I was able to attend these shows because I am on the ATTPAC’s media list and […]

Read More Comments Off on Pen’s Eye: Alvin Ailey, Into the Woods, and The King & I

8515 Presents Pen’s Flicks: Black Panther — An Introduction

Pen's Flicks: Black Panther (Graphic by 8515)

Dear Pennies & Pens, So idk about y’all but I am beyond excited about the soon to be released film, Black Panther. This movie is about to sooooo dope, epic, and life changing!!! Like a movie about a Black superhero with an all Black cast, a Black director, and a Black costume designer?! And it’s […]

Read More Comments Off on 8515 Presents Pen’s Flicks: Black Panther — An Introduction

8515 Presents Pensgiving: An Event Recap

Pensgiving Banner (Created by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen here to offer you some good news and some bad news. The good news is my agency, 8515, just produced our most successful event. The bad news is we didn’t have the budget for a photographer and forgot to take photos so we only have photos of […]

Read More Comments Off on 8515 Presents Pensgiving: An Event Recap

1000 Words: AfriDally

Photo Credits: Editorial Name: AfriDally Photographer: Emmanuel Lopez Creative Director, Stylist, Makeup Artist: LoudPen Models: Danielle Mia Moore and Justin Collins Casting & Production: 8515 Designers: BabaAfrik Outfits Jewelry: Strut Makeup: Civilized Cosmetics Publication: de la Pen...All Pen Everything Publisher: ISLP

Dear Pennies and Pens, As you all know, a picture is worth a thousand words. So we’ll let the photos do the talking. With no further adieu, we present 1000 Words: AfriDally.                                               […]

Read More Comments Off on 1000 Words: AfriDally

Pen.Style: AfriDally

Editorial Name: AfriDally Photographer: Emmanuel Lopez Creative Director, Stylist, Makeup Artist: LoudPen Models: Danielle Mia Moore and Justin Collins Casting & Production: 8515 Designers: BabaAfrik Outfits Jewelry: Strut Makeup: Civilized Cosmetics Publication: de la Pen...All Pen Everything Publisher: ISLP

Dear Pennies & Pens, I am so excited to unveil our latest editorial Pen.Style: AfriDally! Drawing inspiration from Coming to America and Black Panther, AfriDally is about fusing African style with the culture of Dallas. AfriDally features an array of multicultural models wearing pieces by African designers. AfriDally was shot in Deep Ellum; a neighborhood […]

Read More Comments Off on Pen.Style: AfriDally