On September 27th, 2018, The Royal Bash celebrated our one-year anniversary. In a word it was remarkable. Our business pursuit was not “a dream differed,” as Langston Hughes wrote; we did not “dry up like a raisin in the sun.” Instead, The Royal Bash is thriving, and we could not be more amazed or prouder.
I went to Afropunk for the first time on August 25th and 26th, 2018. It was held in Brooklyn, NY; and as I expected, the vendors were great and the food was amazing. I was excited and felt truly lucky to be a part of a celebration; of this particular genre of blackness. And now having been to Afropunk, the mystique of the black experience has only grown for me.
This year I have the pleasure of attending Afropunk at one of my own stomping grounds, where it all started, BROOKLYN baby! This year’s festival will be the weekend of August 25th thru 26th 2018 with a lineup that includes Janelle Monae, Jaden Smith, and Erykah Badu to name a few.