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FonzFranc Alfonso François


Alfonso believes writing helps him reach his max potential. It is his most creative vein and strongest voice. It's what helps him become anyone he wants to be, and it's the easiest way for him to understand others as well as the world around him. From growing up underprivileged in Crown Heights, Brooklyn to graduating with a BA in Film & New Media Studies under a full-tuition scholarship, Alfonso's greatest skill is knowing how to maneuver in both worlds comfortably. Visit FonzFranc.com.

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7 Reasons Why We Should #ProtectLilB

We all know that at the very root of hip-hop culture, there's the passion for the craft, and hunger in the artist, that draws fans in. However, every now and then, drama ensues and rap beefs take form, causing major stirs in the media and often times resulting in the grittiest, grimiest bars and quips rappers can bring to the mic. Unfortunately, sometimes situations tend to get...

How Issa Rae's 'Insecure' Makes Political Commentary Through Wardrobe

Since its 2016 inception, HBO's Insecure has garnered a heavy following thanks to its strikingly empathetic script. The eventful lives of characters, like, Issa, Molly, Lawrence and others, have become talking points in our homes, and even on our social media feeds and timelines. We see ourselves, be it entirely or in small ways, reflected throughout the show's juicy...

How Eating Healthy Still Means Eating Happy for Black Americans

Summertime is coming to an end, but not before we fire up our grills and clean our backyard pools for the last black staple of the season: the Labor Day kickback! It's common practice for black families to come together over delicious food and drinks at the cookout. While we prioritize family fun during these warm weather functions, we generally don't pay much attention to the...