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Justice For Eric Logan

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   Everybody knows I don’t get into the political side of things.  I don’t discuss Donald Trump. I don’t say much about Pete Buttigieg.  Me not using my platform to the best of my ability might be what I’m trying to say.  The SBPD killed an unarmed Black man named Eric Logan this past Sunday. Fathers Day. All day on Facebook, I saw people saying RIP to this man and I’m like that’s sad, it’s Fathers Day.  As the day went on, I started to see more about what happened. I’m not sure what I initially thought but when I read that a police officer had killed this man, I kind of lost it. I’m like, “No, let me stay out of this.” Then on the other hand I’m like, “NO!! Fuck that we gotta start saying something!” By Monday afternoon, I was fully engaged with this story.  From the videos released on social media from his brother and wife, we have all gathered in the same amount of information. Again, I don’t want to fight, these are my own feelings and my own thoughts.

   We all have the same questions..how did Eric Logan break into six cars in such a short amount of time?  The 911 call said the person allegedly breaking into cars was wearing dark clothes...Eric Logan was wearing a white tee shirt.  The police said he ran. No wait, he was halfway sitting in a car, with a purse that he had stolen, OH and wait! He had a knife, yeah, a knife and he came at the police with it, NO, wait, I mean he threw the knife AT the police, yes, that’s what happened!  When I hear all the different stories on news outlets, this is how ridiculous it sounds to me. Why when Eric Logan was shot, was he not transported to the hospital in an ambulance? Why did the SBPD move his body and take it upon themselves to take him to the ER in a squad car?

This story touched me because my eight year old son is terrified of police.  My son hasn’t lived a hard knock life, he hasn’t seen anything in our home to make him afraid the way he is.  But he hears things, he can watch the news, he can look up videos on YouTube. A month ago, I was getting him ready for bed and we heard the house alarm going off, I’m like, “What’s that noise??” because it was beeping in a way I had never heard before.  Come to find out, my five year old daughter had accidentally pushed the Fire/Police button. A couple of minutes later, I’m getting my son out of the bathtub I realized I forgot his towel so as I’m going down the hall and passing the big picture window I see literally a swarm of police outside, a firetruck, and neighbors.  One of the police had his face to the window and his hands were cupped around his eyes so he could see in the house. I told the kids I would have to go outside and explain that it was an accident and Jumper completely lost it. He was hysterical, I could not get him to stop crying, he thought the police were going to hurt us, or hurt me, if I went outside.  

I have never been harassed by the police or experienced police brutality, but I felt it in my heart and spirit to speak out on Eric Logan being murdered by a police officer.  I was the main one on social media screaming and hollering what are the black community activists going to do? But what am I GOING TO DO? You see police kill black men on the news but it hits you different when it’s your own city.  I pray for the family, I pray that when I see somebody got shot on the news it's nobody that I know, I pray that Eric Logan gets the justice he and his family deserve. Imagine losing a loved one and you have no idea what happened, you have no closure.  

This has opened my eyes to the racism in this city, I am so appalled at the comments on these news posts. All I ask is if you have a platform, use it to bring some kind of awareness to what is going on in our community.  We owe it to the family of Eric Logan, and all the other families who have been involved in police brutality, racial profiling, and murder at the hands of the police.


Felicia Kid Konversations//Yon James

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I recently decided that I wanted to give people in my city a chance to promote their businesses, and what better place than my platform, which will become OUR platform. As we all know, having a brand in South Bend is hard. We are in a city with very little resources, so its up to us as being creatives to reach out to one another on some for real shit and show support. Felicia Kid Konversations came to me because I wanted to possibly make videos, but people are so on the go I realized that my blog would be a better way to go. The first woman I want to showcase in this summer long series is Yon James. She started her very own company called “The Prominent Delivery” and I interviewed her to get more insight on her brand.

What made you get into the entertainment business?

Art holds a huge place in my heart. I appreciate all forms of art, from writing, drama, costume design, music, painting, makeup etc. Out of all these different embodiments of art, music is my soul. I love all genres of music. Everything about music excites me, and since I’m no longer on the entertainment side I decided to tap into the business side. I’ve seen so much talent go to waste because they don’t know the business side. They have no idea how to get to where it is they want to go. Because believe me posting videos on Facebook is not going to do the trick. And since I already have a little background knowledge of how the industry works along with my schooling I have the proper foundation to be the vessel that takes these artists where they want to go. That along with the fact that I like to be in charge of things lol. I’m a natural born boss.

You had your first professional gig recently with Lucci and Plies in Indianapolis, explain that experience..

If it wasn’t anything else, it was definitely a learning experience. Plies didn’t even show, and Lucci was nearly five hours late. So this definitely gave me some insight on the standards I am going to hold my artists to, because this is beyond disrespectful to your fans; as well as, everyone on the business side who work so hard to put these events together. I will work overtime to make sure my artists keep their word. Anything other than that is just not acceptable.

What do local artists have to do to be apart of your team?

I am seeking dedicated individuals who have a unique sound. People who are going to LISTEN and FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS, because if they’re going to do my job they don’t need me. All my artists sign a three-year contract with me. Some people feel three years is too long, but these things take time. I can’t promise anybody fortune and fame overnight. I don’t know how long it will take, but I can guarantee that after three years if you haven’t met your goal, you will be in arms reach. I am also seeking models, so it’s not just musicians.

So, what exactly does working with you include?

I do everything from marketing and promotion down to booking studio time. I’m booking shows and events that I think are beneficial. I help financially when necessary. I motivate. I do all the networking, planning, and concept support. I try to do everything that way my artists can focus solely on perfecting their craft.

Ok ok, good shit Yanni! Now where do you see your business 6 months from now?

In six months, I hope to have a larger staff than just myself. I also hope to have found a female rapper by then. I will have done a few more shows, some traveling, and hopefully a music conference. Some more trial and error and learning the business. I will have my degree by then so maybe even some

office space outside of South Bend.


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I’m A Blogger

I have been talking to God and paying attention to signs and I have come to the realization that I am a blogger, I’m a writer, I’m a storyteller. True enough, I don’t have to write about celebrities all the time, but that’s what I enjoy doing. You can’t really dive too much into your personal life because people will always try to judge you but shit, I think I’m way past that phase, I don’t give a damn what anybody says about me. I love fashion, I used to get laughed at on Facebook because I love fashion so much, never understood that one. So, I said to myself, what are all the things you love to do, and what are you good at. Kid Jumper was first. I’m fuckin dope at Kid Jumper. I design all my own shirts, I market them myself, I post them myself, the direction of my brand is all my idea. I paid $1,500 for a website that is MINE, I did that. I reach out to people, my customers trust me, you guys SUPPORT ME, I don’t have a “team” or a “machine” behind me but imagine if I did sheesh! All concepts are MINE. I’m no longer saying I want to do that, I AM doing it. Second thing is blogging. Writing comes so natural to me. I’m one of those people when I talk (or write) others pay attention. I got some shit to say, I might not express myself in a conventional proper way but you get wtf I’m saying right? Right. I love branding. I branded my own business. I market my own clothing line. We all do things through trial and error, and right now I’m on the fence about podcasting. I don’t know how I feel about it. I’ve changed the direction of “Meet Felicia Kid” so many times I don’t even know what it is anymore. What does my show even stand for? Me sounding crazy as hell hollering about some random shit? Because I would rather prefer to have a boyfriend I can complain to all the damn time instead of yaw. So for now, my show is up in the air. I might can it. I might not. I asked myself WHAT DO I WANT. I want to be taken seriously. I want to be seen as a black woman with three kids and a full time job who is basically winging this shit but at the same time I smoked this shit. My brand is bomb I don’t give a fuck! I refuse to let somebody tell me it’s not. Period. So I prayed. And I visualized. And I think about the word consistency and my lack there of. And I came up with an answer. I’m not trying to build a personal brand, that shit is exhausting, and not very realistic in South Bend that’s something a lot of us have to face. I had to figure out what I was or I was gonna go crazy and knock all this shit over, including Kid Jumper. But nah, that would be too easy for everybody else.

It’s about to be Summer.

Kid Jumper about to come so hard.

I’m a blogger.

And I got time. 

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