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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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Why 'Get Out' Will Forever Be Cemented In Black History As Impactful Cinema

When I first watched Get Out, I was impressed with director Jordan Peele's ability to successfully balance the funny and the frightening, illustrating the horrors of racism. Peele dressed the guise of an interracial relationship in such an imaginative and encompassing way.As a fan of Peele's comedic talent, it astounded me how brilliantly he executed making racism the antagonist...

'Kwanzaa Crawl' Is Driving Economic Support To Black-Owned Businesses In NY

The bar or pub crawl is a social gathering designed to bring people together under the promise of good drinks and good fun. For decades, communities across the globe (more popularly in Europe, N. America, and certain parts of Asia) have participated in crawls to much success and growing popularity. They also serve the function of putting newer bars on the map. While in some areas like...

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...