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Stay Down Blaze Up wants to take the time to acknowledge our loyal fans! We are currently at 600+ subscribers! This is amazing and we want all of you to be able to keep up with us on all of our outlets. Please follow our Twitter page: @sdbup247 and Instagram: @astu_xo. These two pages will give…

Happy President’s Day!

Happy Monday! Happy President’s Day! Take away some inspiration from the messages below! Astu Mengesha – Stay Down Blaze Up

Meet Chidinma Dureke

“My goal is to redefine the definition of blackness in the Diaspora, by using color, design elements to transcend physical material reality.” Thank God for the creators of Instagram! I am always finding amazing artists and this week we are highlighting an extremely talented female artist and her name is Chi-Chi. When people submit their work to…

Thank you all for being dedicated readers. We have reached 514 SUBSCRIBERS – can you believe that?! We are so thankful! #SDBUP is your new connect! Astu Mengesha – Stay Down Blaze Up

#thedavioneffect

Growing up with both of my parents – I am more than lucky to be blessed with all the essential elements that make me the, strong and confident, woman I like to think I am.  So, when I hear stories about children who are just looking to be genuinely loved, my mind can not thoroughly…

Do Something Nominee & Winner

Congratulations to our DOSOMETHING2013 nominee: Daniel Maree . . . An entrepreneur and activist all in one . . . Growing up as a black male in a predominantly white neighborhood in Florida, Daniel frequently felt profiled because of his race.. He did not decide to do anything about this until February 2012 when Trayvon…

My people . . .

A quote that resonates every time I see media coverage of minorities “black culture is popular not black people” #ZimmermanTrial #PaulaDean #VotingRightsAct . . . Are you informed? Astu Mengesha – Stay Down Blaze Up