Fall 2019 Black Fashion Week MN Lineup

September 10, 2019

The two weekend  event of the season is almost here. Black Fashion Week MN Fall 2019 is approaching fast and the official events are slowly trickling in. This year’s fall fashion event lineup will include the highly anticipated, OPALESCENT. brought to you by Tim+Thom, as well as  hometown favorite Black Man Magic. A newbie to BFWMN, Full Fashion Panic showcasing creations inspired by cosplay, manga, and anime. Be prepared to expect the unexpected with fashion inspired from all over the world. There will definitely be a something for everyone.


Be sure to check back for updates!

For the record, I am not officially or unofficially associated with Black Fashion Week MN (BFWMN) in any way, shape or form. I just happen to be a black and brown woman that will be in the right place at the right time. You can follow me on social media @maina.reyes on IG and Snapchat, @MahinaReyes on Twitter & Periscope  while I take this online personality thing to the next level.

As always I am forever looking for events, businesses, and brands owned and run by POC to promote if you got something or know something please share! 

miss mahina

Beyoncé's Homecoming is Every Black Ass Thing I Love

Homecoming has always been a huge deal and celebrated at colleges and universities across the States. Though the focus and theme of the concert showcased a homecoming experience, Beychella really showcased a part of HBCU Greek Life that makes the experience of attending HBCU’s so attractive. Don’t get me wrong, there will always be a campus/student life component people are searching for, but at the end of the day, it’s about a sense of community and belonging that will always be a winning factor. I mean come on what’s not to love about a community of Black people coming together and doing very Black things while minding their own Black ass business.

In case you missed it Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ had roughly 1.1 million viewers stateside. I can proudly say that I am apart of that 1.1 million and I have put in approximately 22.83 hours into watching the film since it’s release. I am in love all things Beyoncé and this film solidified that love even further. Homecoming embodies every black ass thing I love. Our culture, music, black greek life, dance, Beyoncé, black people, the black narrative from a black womxn’s perspective.

Beyoncé gifted us with behind the scenes footage and preparation for her Reign over Coachella, better known as “Beychella.” It’s hard to believe in 2019 that Beyoncé was the first black womxn to headline Coachella Music Festival since its debut in 1999, but then again, not really. The scene drawn by Beychella was pretty much every-black-ass-thing! Homecoming gives the masses just a glimpse into what makes HBC U’s different from all of the rest, which is basically dope ass blackness.

From the very beginning, I was excited and ready to see as much Bey as I would be allowed to by her highness. I had initially seen clips here and there from Beychella on Youtube & Instagram. I already had it in my head as few clips as possible before I would have a chance to take in the full-on experience when a full production viewing was released and then came Homecoming. Homecoming gave me LIFE, meaning, and realization. Can we just talk about the moment that will forever be branded in my mind and brought me to tears? That moment would be at 10:01 in the film Homecoming when Beyoncé is surrounded by blackness and busts out singing Lift Every Voice and Sing. BISSSHH, how dare you?!?

On a side note I was definitely judging all of the Black people that thought that the Black National Anthem was created by Beyonce when they first heard it. I am still appalled at the audacity. If you haven’t gotten yourself educated on the Black National Anthem scroll down to the very bottom of this post and collect your links.

So the music wasn’t new...so the fuck what?!? It was basically 2 magical musical hours of reliving Bey’s ultimate hits, and I’m not mad at it. Not only were we served with our favorites, but we also got to hear most of it remixed, chopped & screwed, the tempo changed, acapella, and so much more which made the performances that much better. It was basically a full-on Beyoncé concert experience where we got to see Solange, Destiny’s Child, her hubby, and family.

Get information on the National Black Anthem also known as Lift Every Voice and Sing by visiting one or both of the links provided at NAACP —>> Click Here << or here at The Grio —>>Click Here <<—.