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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.                                               […]

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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 […]

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Penny’s Ink: 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 & Pens, It’s been 7 years since I started styling and I must say it’s been an adventure. For years, I didn’t even consider myself to be a stylist nor did I think I was particularly stylish. But lately, I’ve noticed that I get a lot of compliments on my outfits and personal […]

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de la Pen…All Pen Everything Presents le magazine noir

Dear Pennies & Pens, le magazine noir aka “The Black Magazine” is the name of the Black History Month issue of de la Pen…All Pen Everything. When brainstorming names for our Black History Month issue, we wanted something that was unique, classy, and chic. We started searching the internet for inspiration and racking our brains […]

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