Black History Untold
Black History Untold is an identity series created in 2016 by Sofiya Ballin, exploring importance of a comprehensive black history education. Through personal essays, Sofiya highlighted a new piece everyday. Some features include actor/activist Jesse Williams, Professor of Africana Studies & commentator Marc Lamont Hill, Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Jazmine Sullivan, and Legendary MC of the ROOTS Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter.
The second rendition of Black History Untold (2017) focuses on Black Joy and how it had always been a part of black legacy. It expanded the #BlackHistoryUntold project with personal essays from U.S. Senator Corey Booker, Eagles Safety Malcolm Jenkins, activist Feminista Jones, Host of Fox 29’s ‘The Q’ Quincy Harris, Singer Kriss Mincey, among others.
The Electric Lady Series
The Electric Lady Series is a weeklong series of women-centered events offering a look internally and externally at womanhood while celebrating it’s many forms. Sofiya was listening to the song “1 thing” written and performed by Amerie, when she got the inspiration to start something new. She wanted to share the refreshing feeling she felt hearing a woman’s voice with other women. This led to the creation of the Electric Lady Series series which hosts an event that explores or heals, featuring women leading in entertainment, media, technology, health, and advocacy. Stay updated at Instagram @electricladyphl and twitter @electricladyphl.
WUK Party brings to you an AfroSOCA party with tons of reggae and afrobeats. This is a party for the world boss, the wining queen and the bacchanalist. Come Wine Up & Kukere and follow @WukParty on Instagram for event details.