Styled By The Culture

Styled By The Culture

With Prom season coming to an end and all the seniors graduating ( Congrats class of 2017!) For The Culture a Media/Entertainment Start-up based out of Lynn Massachusetts, would like to take the chance to thank everyone that participated in our Glow Up Campaign.  Part of our organization’s mission is to to help inspire positive change in the urban america. We aim to do this through partnerships known as collective impacts. Working with different agencies from different sectors; corporations, small businesses, non-profits, we aim to support a common cause. By creating online campaigns and events…

Note from Da Director

Note from Da Director

So it’s been about 6 months since we started For The Culture! From a stream of shared content, countless blogs, and several events, we have really enjoyed the process of creating what is now known as For The Culture (FTC). I felt, it was only right that I keep everyone up to date on what was going on with us. As more and more people hear about us I have been asked the same two questions; What is the “Culture” and what do you guys do? Now, the first question…

Your Name is Too Ghetto

Your Name is Too Ghetto

Black names are often seen as unconventional and taboo much like most things that embodies our culture. For example our natural hair movement consisting of twist, afros, kinks, our eclectic style of Kente printed clothing, and our musical style. Although most parts of our culture is appropriated, without acknowledgement to our existence and influence, our names are not. Names can offer a range of distinctions when being used. I was never really comfortable with my name. Growing up I thought mine was awkward. No one ever had it in my…

Why I went to go to the Inauguration- Da Director

Why I went to go to the Inauguration- Da Director

So it was late August 2013. I had just finished my first year as the summer director at Grotonwood. I was drained both professionally and personally. I wasn’t sure if I was going the right direction with my life. I was a year out of college and still was trying to figure out what I really wanted to do. I had turned down a good paying job in the Fall to take an opportunity to work back in my old neighborhood in Lynn ; but I was having doubts. Many…

Shoot Your Shot!

Shoot Your Shot!

2017 :SHOOT YOUR SHOT At the start of 2017 we all came up with resolutions “goals” that we are planning to accomplish in the year. Whether it be better grades, to lose weight, eat healthy, or get a better job ;everyone is aiming to be better. It is said that most people will lose their motivation by March; reason being, while someone may have a goal they may not have a mind set to achieve this goal. So to maintain that motivation, in 2017 we encourage you to use the…

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