News Update: Shooting of Ahmaud Arbery

R.I.P. Ahmaud Arbery.

It truly breaks my heart that race is still an issue that continues to separate us. After study Sociology throughout college, it really made me doubt whether it is something that the human race can completely eradicate from their lives. But quite frankly, I don’t think it is.. Might be me being cynical, but I can only wish that it is the conscious decisions (though minor but with drastic impact) on the individual level that can bring about great change so incident like this don’t happen. And though I am glad things have improved drastically since centuries ago, I also know that people are still hurting.

For those unfamiliar, Ahmaud Arbery was a 25 year old African American jogging on Holmes Road in the Satilla Shores neighborhood in South Georgia. He was later confronted by two white resident, a father & son, who go by the name Gregory & Travis McMichael. Gregory & Travis, who suspected that Arbery was the cause for neighbors break-ins. Both then initiated a physical altercation which then led to the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, in which Travis was the alleged shooter in the incident.
While the case is still going current investigation, many claim it was a product of a federal hate crime. And I do not doubt it.

My only wish is that as we continue to push for affirmative action, the world will be a much safer place to live in.

Feel free to read more about the case here on CNN.

R&B Singer: H.E.R.

Soo, I’ve been following H.E.R. for the longest time.
H.E.R., who birth name is Gabriella Wilson, (get ready) is a half- African American & half filipino Grammy-Winner guitarist, singer, & songwriter.
A mouthful, but the reason why she is such an inspiration to me as an aspiring singer.
H.E.R. has been in the music scene since she was a little girl, but only recently began making moves. H.E.R. is a reinvention from her older self and a new identity she adopted to signify the maturity and evolution in her artistry.
She’s super woman who not only has an amazing voice, but is also skilled in guitar & writes her own music too too.
To me, her music stands out from the rest of the artist in today’s generation of music because of its’ soulful & blues vibe.
A Bad woman if you ask me! She’s one of the many you’ll definitely being a lot about here.
Some of my favorite songs from her are below & would love for ya’ll to take a listen x Lo

(click here to purchase Every Kind Of Way on Amazon)

(click here to purchase Hard Place (Single Version) on Amazon)

(click here to purchase Slide [Explicit] on Amazon)

Update: Photo Gallery

Hi Ya’ll, not too long ago I was going through my old photos (from years ago) & found some that I added to my collection.
I remember when I first realized my love for photography and my teachers/ friends recognized the ‘talent’ or ‘eye’ I had for it– whatever that may mean. I never really pushed for it or pursued it only because I never saw it in me to make a sustainable career for it. Instead, I delved into my school books & work– neglecting all my passions & interests to simply get my degree & move out home. That didn’t stop me from taking photographs, however, wherever I went as a way to escape my reality even if for a short moment. It was also years later when I realized my love for filming & editing too. That’s when I created my #VlogDiaries Series. Though people may not really see it as much, until this day, those videos mean everything to me because of the hard work, effort, and thought I put into each of them. To me, those videos are not to “show off” or even ‘get views’ but a way for myself to reminisce and record my journey of life. As I continue to travel more, I plan to create more videos because I would love to share them with you and the world.

If you are interested, please feel free to check out my photo gallery here.

stay safe ya’ll & much love x Lo

Amazon Affiliate Music Download

Hi guys, as you can probably tell from reading my previous posts, I have included links for purchase on any music mentioned on my site.

These files can be downloaded to your computer or any device and placed anywhere as desired. This is a much more safer (& legal) way of downloading and listening to music at anytime to your heart’s content. I’ve attached links to singles which vary from $1-2 & albums which vary $5 & up. As always I always look for the best prices for ya’ll.

I will also be including links to any other items I’ve tried on amazon, and that I deem worthy of suggestion.

Thank you to all my new followers for all your support & lovely feedback!

Don’t know where highsnlows will be without you all!

Til then,

Much Love x Lo

Lady Day: Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday born April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959 was birthed by the name Eleanora Fagan. Holiday was an American jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and music partner Lester Young. Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing.

To me and many others, Holiday was one of the many ladies who were the face to female jazz singers. Her beauty and voice moved many aspiring singers, leaving her mark in jazz history.

(click here to purchase Strange Fruit on Amazon)

(click here to purchase Summertime on Amazon)