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Alana Marie

#blackfemalefilmmakersseries

#BlackFemaleFilmmakersSeries || Brittney Janae

The month of March is Women’s History Month and to celebrate, I have chosen to highlight Black Female Filmmakers in the media industry. Unfortunately, we are still working to break down barriers within the industry to have our voices, craft, and artistry represented equally…

March 1, 2019
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The Kinloch Doc – What? When? Where? Why?

  What Documentary about the past/current condition of Missouri’s First Black City – Kinloch. If anyone is familiar with Kinloch, what they know, think they know, and what they’ve heard, more often than not will be extremely negative. From its history of corruption within…

February 13, 2019
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Checking In: Where’s Alana Been?

I know I know. There’s been a nice lapse in between my last blog post and now. I have these seasons where my desire to write is on 1000 and other seasons where it refuses to leave my brain. At the end of the…

February 6, 2019

Wings N Tings: 2nd Annual Lemon Pepper Kick Back STL (Recap)

Stacey Pugh, STL native and founder of  Hunni Pop (digital platform that specializes in everything from brand management to media) hosted the 2nd annual #LemonPepperKickBackSTL. Inspired by Issa Rae’s random Lemon Pepper Kick Back last year, she decided to replicate it and create the…

November 23, 2018

Happy First-Gen College Student Day

Happy First Generation College Student Day. If you don’t know what today is, don’t feel bad. It is fairly new but very much important. On November 8, 2017, the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Center for First-Generation Student Success launched the…

November 8, 2018

My Wedding Gown Wasn’t My First Choice

I hadn’t been engaged for two seconds before I fell knee-deep into looking at wedding gowns on IG. Granted, I had envisioned my wedding day before, but I would always stop myself before I got too deep in thought because, well, I wasn’t engaged…

October 17, 2018