Tag Archives: New York

le magazine noir: Bene`

Michelle Blue and Sasha Matthews of Bene Scarves (Image courtesy of Michelle Blue and Sasha Matthews)

Dear Pennies & Pens, I am in a Slack group called Minorities in Media and while working on this issue, I posted in the group that I was looking for artists and entrepreneurs to feature. Somehow, Michelle Blue and her business partner Sasha Matthews discovered my post and reached out to me for a feature. […]

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le magazine noir: Kuul

Kuul (Image courtesy of Kuul)

Dear Pennies & Pens, A couple years of ago, one of our contributors Bran the Don featured a few of emerging independent artists. One of those artists was Kuul. I am so excited to say that Kuul has done a fantastic job of keeping in touch with us! Over the years, I’ve touched base with […]

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Pen.Point: The Seasoned Traveler…Dream Midtown NYC

Dream Midtown NYC (Image from dreamhotels.com)

This post contains a Press Sample Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all hopefully know, I was in NYC last month for my event, Flavor’s Night Out. While in New York, I stayed at the Dream Midtown NYC. It’s funny because I lived in NYC for five years before relocating to Texas but this was my first time […]

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Press Pen: Jewels by Cacha` and #MakeUrPenLOUD Debut at Flavor’s Night Out

Cacha` and Pen at Flavor's Night Out (Photo by Katherine Angelique)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all hopefully know, my business partner and I hosted an event last week called  Flavor’s Night Out. Flavor’s Night Out is an event created to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism by showcasing art and fashion by multicultural artists. Flavor’s Night Out is a unique event that seeks to inspire, entertain, and educate […]

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Press Pen: Flavor’s Night Out

Flavor's Night Out

Dear Pennies and Pens, As you all hopefully know, my business partner Cacha` and I are hosting an event in NYC next month called Flavor’s Night Out. Flavor’s Night Out is an event created to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism by showcasing art and fashion by multicultural artists. Flavor’s Night Out is a unique event that seeks to […]

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8515 Presents Y-Clad Lover’s Lane

Y-Clad Lover's Lane; Creative Direction, Styling, Production: Cacha and Pen of The Network Photographer/Makeup Artist: Katherine Angelique Model: Miranda Jewelry: Y-Clad Location: Y-Clad's Hidden Gem in NYC

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all hopefully know, I am Co-Founder of 8515 — a lifestyle marketing and PR agency. For the past few months, we’ve been working with Y-Clad to launch an content marketing campaign called Y-Clad Lover’s Lane. Read all about the campaign below. Y-Clad Lovers Lane is about creating a place for women who love […]

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Pen’s Rhythm Nation: Teyana Taylor

VII by Teyana Taylor Album Cover

Dear Pennies & Pens, I bought Teyana Taylor’s “VII” album in November and I’ve listened to it at least once a week since then. #TrueStory. Oddly enough, the album was not on my radar at all. In my opinion, it was a pretty quiet album release as far as marketing and PR. When I discovered […]

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Pen’s Eye: Afrocentric Keyy

Dear Pennies & Pens, As an Editor, I absolutely love those times when I discover amazing artists by accident. It makes my job easier because it happens organically thereby making our collaboration more authentic. I spotted today’s interviewee Kiarra Elliott (@AfrocentricKeyy)  on Instagram and immediately recognized her talent. Kiarra’s work is colorful, thoughtful, and interesting. […]

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LOUDRead…Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man

Gil Scott-Heron (Image provided by St. Martins Press)

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, Today, I’m introducing a new section of de la Pen…All Pen Everything called LOUDRead pronounced “LoudRed” where I’ll be featuring book reviews. Some of you may remember my earlier reviews of biographies on Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. The book I’m reviewing today also features a biography of a music […]

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Press Pen: New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 Trend Report

J. Crew, Zang Toi, Calvin Klein S/S 2015

Dear Pennies & Pens, New York Fashion Week will always hold a special place in my heart. This year was the first year I didn’t attend any of the shows since 2010. Crazy, I know! But now that I’m in Texas, I decided not to make the trek to New York this year in favor of […]

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