3 Things Responsible Brands Have in Common

Today there is a significant drive for businesses to be more responsible. There have been a wave of recent climate change protests across Europe, for example, inspired by such activists as the Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg. In solidarity with these European protests, a new generation of climate activistshave also arisen in the US. Led by teenagers such as…

5-Years of Southern Laced: Always remember why you started.

FROM THE EDITOR Southern Laced was born out of creativity during a very dark time in my life. Over the course of five years, it has slowly revealed itself as a quiet retreat filled with beauty, smiles, and vibrations of uncontainable sparkles and magical moments. Every day, you’ll find me quietly humming as I orbit…

GET LACED… LET’S TALK “HOT TOPICS”: Santana talks about 50 Cent vs Papoose, Tamar Braxton vs her no-show​ band vs Tank, Beyoncé pregnancy rumors, and more.

If you’re ready for some good ole tea, then you might want to sit back and put this podcast on repeat. It’s Hot Topics… and the streets stay talking and stay stalking celebrity lifestyles, news, and real-life situations. Today, we discussed 50 Cent and Papoose’s girly fight, Tamar going off on her no-show band and Tank…

GET LACED… LET’S TALK “HOT TOPICS”: Santana talks about Luz Gonzalez, LeBron James going to the Lakers, Lee Daniels’ shade towards Monique, and more.

If you’re ready for some good ole tea, then you might want to sit back and put this podcast on repeat. It’s Hot Topics… and the streets stay talking and stay stalking celebrity lifestyles, news, and real-life situations. Today, we discussed Luz Gonzalez, LeBron James switching to the Lakers, and so much more! Tune in every…

GET LACED… LET’S TALK “HOT TOPICS”: Santana and GStampz talk about Everything Is Love album, reactions to XXXtentacion’s unexpected death, and more.

If you’re ready for some good ole tea, then you might want to sit back and put this podcast on repeat. It’s Hot Topics… and the streets stay talking and stay stalking celebrity lifestyles, news, and real-life situations. Today, we discussed the passing of XXXTentacion, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s new album, and so much more! Tune in…

Finding Our Black and Brown Girls!

Over the past weeks, many black and Latina girls have been disappearing in Washington D.C. and a lot of people have been wondering why there hasn’t been a public Amber Alert. It’s as if they are not trying to find these girls who are being kidnapped. Missing Person: Jessy Hernandez, 23, last seen 3/21 in…

Afro Latino History Is Black History 

So one of my friends was telling about a conversation he was having in class with his teacher and students about there is no such thing as an Afro Latino. He told them yes there is because one of my friends is an Afro Latina. So the teacher asked,“what is that?” He told her that…

Racist or A Bad Joke? ​

I recently watched a video of comedian George Lopez at one of his comedy shows. As he was telling a joke about Latinos, he stated, “There’s two rules in the f*cking Latino family. Don’t marry anyone black and don’t park in front of their house.” View this post on Instagram @georgelopez you'd think after having…

Where’s My Refund? New Law Expected to Delay Tax Refunds in 2017

Are you ready to file your income tax? If so, there are some important changes you need to know about for the 2016 tax year. To help us better understand the new IRS tax updates for 2017 (2016 tax year), I reached out to Sellena Roberson Hunter, owner of 1st United Tax and Accounting, LLC. Here’s…

Serena Williams Wins the Auckland Classic Defeating Pauline Parmentier

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Jan 2, 2017, 8:43 PM ET Serena Williams mixed flashes of form and occasional bouts of frustration as she ended four months on the sidelines with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Pauline Parmentier on Tuesday in the first round of the ASB Classic.Top-seeded Williams had to wait…

SPECIAL EDITION: The Color Line

I do not know if it was premonition… a few months ago before the election of Donald Trump, The Color Line exhibition was announced in France at the Quai Branly Museum. The term “Color Line” was originally used as a reference to the racial segregation that existed in the United States after the abolition of…

Standing Rock Water Protectors Under Attack

While you were sleeping, Standing Rock water protectors were attacked with tear gas, water hoses and rubber bullets. Over 400 Dakota Access Pipeline Water Protectors were trapped on the HWY 1806 bridge while trying to remove two burned out vehicles that had been illegally blocking traffic since October 2016. As temperatures dropped below freezing, Morton…

National Voter Registration Day: DON’T BOO. VOTE

Our lives begin to end the day we become SILENT about things that matter.       -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Today is National Voter Registration Day. If you have not registered to vote, NOW is the time to make sure it gets done. There are so many important elections this year. So, it is…