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Kaelen Felix Illustrates an Oprah Winfrey article for 360 MAGAZINE

Oprah Winfrey Virtual Town Halls

Oprah Winfrey announced plans Monday to host virtual town halls in states that look to play a large role in the upcoming election.

As part of OWN’s OWN YOUR VOTE get-out-the-vote initiative, the town halls will be a non-partisan effort to encourage, inspire and support voters across the country before Nov. 3.

The events are free and open to the public, and you can register in advance by clicking right here.

She will host an event for voters in Wisconsin Oct. 26, voters in North Carolina Oct. 27, voters in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Pennsylvania Oct. 28 and voters in South Carolina Oct. 29. All of the town halls will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

Winfrey will speak with local voters in an effort to acquire adequate resources, information and inspiration to create a more informed voting base. Local voters, national thought leaders, voting rights experts and others who can provide insight and resources to voters will join her.

Speakers at the town halls include Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Representative Gwen Moore, Kristen Clarke, Vi Lyles, Kamilia Landrum, Andrea Hailey, Tameika Isaac Devine, Arisha Hatch, Tamika D. Mallory and Sherrilyn Ifill.

Representatives from women’s organizations will also attend, like Dr. Glenda Glover, Beverly E. Smith, Melanie Campbell, Glynda Carr, Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Dr. Kimberly Leonard, Rasheeda S. Liberty and Valerie Hollingsworth Baker.

For this event, OWN YOUR VOTE has partnered with the following organizations: 

Advancement Project National Office

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

AME Church Social Action Commission

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

Fair Fight Action

Higher Heights Leadership Fund

Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights

The Kapor Center

The King Center (Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc.)

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

The Links, Incorporated

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF)

National Council of Negro Women

National Urban League

Power Rising

Power to the Polls

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated

Sistahs in Business Expo

Vote Run Lead

Vote.org

VoteAsIf.org

When We All Vote

Woke Vote

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated

You can also learn more about OWN YOUR VOTE by clicking right here.

Self-Care Tips During COVID

The ongoing pandemic has spiked with more people struggling with isolation, loneliness and a sense of hopelessness, according to Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist Erin Wiley, MA, LPC, LPCC. She says self-care is even more important for both mental and physical health during the pandemic. “Self-care can help us remain emotionally stable and healthy during stressful times,” she believes.

Self-care is important for maintaining balanced mental health. “We are living through a time of collective trauma,” Erin explains. “People have lost loved ones, their way of life, their jobs, financial security, and school options for their children. Those are a lot of losses.”

Most of Erin’s therapy patients are busy just trying to manage the complexities of schooling for their children, family events, keeping their loved ones safe and healthy and adapting to new rules for living in a pandemic. “It seems most are not doing as well caring for themselves as they could. Many of us learn to care for others before ourselves and that isn’t healthy,” Erin says. “People think that drinking wine, taking a mental health day away from work, or enjoying chocolate and a tv show is self-care, but it’s much more.”

Erin says people tend to reach for food to calm down and feel better. Also, wine, tv series, social media, overworking, and online shopping are misperceived self-care habits. “In fact, these are all undisciplined ways to try and feel better that don’t lead to lasting to happiness,” Erin states. “To the contrary they often have negative ramifications over the long haul.”

Erin provides 5 Self-Care Tips to Begin Practicing Now for Increased Well-Being:

  1. Work to better understand and manage our emotions.
  2. Take care of our physical health (sleep, exercise, nutrition).
  3. Maintain and nurture relationships.
  4. Find ways to calm down that are enjoyable and healthy.
  5. Work on developing healthy daily habits that will keep us on track with regular self-care.

Learning to develop encouraging self-talk as opposed to shaming self-talk can make a big difference in creating and maintaining new healthy habits, Erin adds.

“Now more than ever we should be adopting and practicing sound mental health habits,” Erin recommends. “Being able to manage emotions at times of high stress is a great predictor of resiliency. In times of stress people tend to go into survival mode, and they struggle to maintain healthy habits.”

About Erin Wiley:

Erin Wiley, MA, LPC, LPCC, is a clinical psychotherapist and the Executive Director of The Willow Center, a counseling practice in Toledo, Ohio. She leads a team of 20 other therapists in their goal of meeting the counseling needs of the people and families of Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan, in addition to clients state-wide through telehealth. The clinical focus of her therapy work is marriage, family, parenting, and relationships. She has extensive training in marriage counseling from the Gottman Institute, located in Seattle, Washington. Her most recent area of research involves the study of the management and regulation of emotion as it pertains to mental health.

Visit: https://erin-wiley.com/

Kaelen Fenix illustration for homelessness in 360 MAGAZINE

Covid-19 Increasing Homelessness

By Eamonn Burke

A study back in May of this year by a Columbia professor found that the unemployment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic could increase homelessness by 45%, following a peak unemployment rate in April of 14.7%. Using data from previous recessions as well as current unemployment trends, Dr. Brendan O’Flaherty estimated that another 250,000 people would become homeless this year, bringing the total number of homeless in the country to 800,000. Across the nation, evidence of this narrative coming to fruition is clear. In West Virginia, there are 10,000 homeless students. 125 homeless people have died this year in San Francisco. Homelessness is increasing in Ohio and Texas, and Residents of Long Island are petitioning for another homeless shelter. This is just some of data to show the trend of widespread homelessness as a result of the coronavirus.

Besides taking the lives of many through infection, the coronavirus has caused a massive recession, like likes of which have not been seen since the Great Depression in the 1930s. As of last month, 22 millions Americans are receiving unemployment payments, coming after one of the best economic stretches in American history.

In addition to unemployment benefits, many people were also protected by the moratorium under the Federal CARES Act, which has since expired, allowing evictions to resume. An Aspen Institute study estimates 30-40 million people could be evicted by the end of 2020. This means even more people out on the streets and more vulnerable to getting COVID, which creates a vicious cycle and creates more pressure on emergency services. Shelters are available but often overcrowded and unsanitary.

There is also the issue of those who are older and who have preexisting conditions, who have been identified as higher risk for COVID-19 and who also are becoming more prevalent among homeless populations. Over 100,000 people over 45 years old were estimated to be living outside on an average night in 2019. Another study showed that around 85% of unsheltered people had physical health issues in 2019. Lastly, a Harvard study revealed that roughly 11 million households spend at least half of their income on housing, making them vulnerable in a recession.

There is also a racial undertone of the homelessness crisis from Covid-19, as black and Latinx people make up a large portion of the population and 58% of black and Latinx people lack the sufficient liquid assets to survive a recession. This can lead to greater racial disparity in an already tumultuous period for race relations in the country.

The CARES act also provided $4 billion in funding, which the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities, along with The National Alliance to End Homelessness used to develop a framework for how to use the money to fight homelessness. It focuses on five major points: services for the unsheltered, housing, shelter, prevention and diversion, and improving future systems.

It is expected that the rising homelessness rate with correlate with the projected rising unemployment rate through 2022. The homelessness rate was already rising with overpopulation, and the pandemic is acting as a catalyst for the issue.

LAVA/Republic Records Signs South Of Eden

LAVA/Republic Records announce the signing of South Of Eden (formerly Black Coffee). Today the Columbus, OH four-piece release their debut single “Dancing With Fire.”

Listen to “Dancing with Fire” here via LAVA/Republic Records

Rip-roaring riffs abound on this incendiary and irresistible anthem. Helmed by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Greg Wells [Adele, Twenty One Pilots, Deftones], hyper-charged guitars and thunderous percussion collide with towering falsetto as the refrain soars to the heavens and back. Emerging with a scorching sound of their own, the boys siphon grunge melody into classic rock-style virtuosity with unapologetic attitude and a whole lot of grit.

On the song the band noted “We knew we wanted our first release to showcase our personalities, both in the music and the visual. “‘Dancing With Fire’ is just that; personality. It’s a song about conflict, and to us that conflict is being a bunch of twenty-two-year-olds attempting to make it as a rock band in unprecedented times. We’re excited to see how people interpret the song into their own lives.”

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Sing Illustration by Mina Tocalini

Virtual Music Festival

Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G (CMF) won’t skip a beat in 2020. Through a marathon of new and previous music content, consumer engagement opportunities and digital presence, CMF is creating the #FEELSLIKECMF Virtual Weekend Experience, July 23-25. The innovative free event, to be available on cincymusicfestival.com, will focus on celebration, community and local impact and is also supported by AARP.   

“Music provides hope, comfort and determination during uncertain times,” said Joe Santangelo, producer of CMF. “Leading up to and during #FEELSLIKECMF Weekend, we will strategically work to uplift our neighbors, support local black artists and musicians and drive commerce to local Black owned businesses and restaurants. This event promises to grow awareness of regional organizations that support the African American community, and share the positivity and history of our Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G.” #FEELSLIKECMF.

Schedule of Events

THURSDAY, JULY 23  

Triiibe recorded live at Corporate  

Aprina Johnson recorded live at Black Coffee 

 DJ Vader recorded live at Revel DJ Ellery    

Special appearance: The State of Black Culture featuring Rev. Al Sharpton from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

FRIDAY, JULY 24 

Lauren Eylise recorded live at Paul Brown Stadium 

Kathy Wade & Joe Santangelo 

DJ Baby Rome recorded live at Paul Brown Stadium 

Regina Belle   

Special attraction: Cincinnati Music Festival Outdoor Art Museum at Washington Park    

SATURDAY, JULY 25

DJ DNICE LIVE from Club Quarantine Additional weekend entertainment will include shout-outs from The O’Jays’ Eddie Levert, Biz Markie and more. 

The Cincinnati Music festival presented by P&G returns to Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium, July 22-24, 2021. The lineup features multi-talented singer-songwriter Janet Jackson and will also include an expanded and exciting Thursday lineup at the Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center at The Banks. Tickets are on sale at CincyMusicFestival.com

Cincinnati Music Festival: Largest Tourism Weekend of the Year in Cincinnati A recent study conducted by the UC Economics Center and commissioned by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau shows the Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G provides a $107.5 million economic impact to the region, making it the largest annual driver of tourism in the tristate. 

Cincinnati Music Festival began in 1962 and is one of the largest music festivals in the United States attracting over 90,000+ people from around the country with its roster of leading R&B, jazz, soul and hip-hop artists creating an economic impact of $107 million for Cincinnati. CMF is held at Paul Brown Stadium in partnership with the Cincinnati Bengals. Procter & Gamble is the presenting sponsor for the Cincinnati Music Festival. 

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Brakence wearing a mask

Brakence – “Sauceintherough” Visual

WATCH BRAKENCE TAKE A TRIP IN THE PSYCHEDELIC NEW VISUAL FOR “SAUCEINTHEROUGH”

WATCH HERE

LISTEN TO PUNK2 HERE

Shortly after the release of his new song “sauce in therough,” brakence follows up with the trippy video counterpart produced by Overcast and directed by Daniel Jordan K. The music video filmed in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio gives the hallucinatory essence that also presents itself in the raw emotions heard in the song. At such a young age, brakence continues to create a clear vision of his teen experience with his artistry.

The 18-year-old Columbus, OH native brakence self-released his debut full length punk2 earlier this year. With his unique brand of pop music blends elements of punk, alternative and trap, the album is filled with infectious songs like today’s “sauceintherough.” The new song is included in the rerelease of his debut album punk2, which features breakout tracks “fuckboy” as well as “fwb” and “dropout.”

Listen to the album HERE

“2019 was a particularly fruitful year for brakence”FADER

“While brakence is on the journey to finding himself and his place in this world, we are more than along for the ride”Ones To Watch

“the bedroom jam you need right now,”The Line of Best Fit

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Brakence – sauceintherough

The “self-care punk” artist and producer Brakence releases his new song “sauceintherough” today via Columbia Records. Listen to the lively track here.

The 18-year-old Columbus, OH native self-released his debut full length album punk2 earlier this year. With Brakence’s unique brand of pop music blends elements of punk, alternative and trap, the album is filled with infectious songs like today’s “sauceintherough.” The new song is included in the rerelease of his debut album punk2, which features breakout tracks “fuckboy” as well as “fwb” and “dropout.”

Listen to punk2 here.

FOLLOW BRAKENCE: Instagram | Twitter

YSN FLOW – mixtape

Rapper YSN Flow releases his new mixtape FLOW $ZN today via Republic Records. The 12-track tape includes features from Justin Rarri, Lil Tjay, Quando Rondo and YSN Jayo.

Listen to FLOW $ZNHERE

Harmonizing hip-hop sensation YSN Flow has lived many lives within his sixteen years. The Cleveland, Ohio native first garnered praise with his introductory track “Want Beef?” with tens of millions of streams in pocket. Now, YSN Flow enters the next phase of his career with his debut mixtape FLOW SZN, a project that is raw and gritty, yet honest and fun andbrings a new energy to YSN Flow’s growing career. Bigger than strong melodies and impressive storytelling, FLOW SZN is the first of what will be many celebrations in YSN Flow’s life. The YSN in his name reflects his crew “Young Successful Navigation,” and it’s clear that Flow is navigating straight to the top.

FLOW $ZN Tracklist

  1. Blast Off (feat. Justin Rarri)
  2. Show My Brothers
  3. Bad Vibe (feat. Lil Tjay)
  4. Run It Up
  5. Want Beef? Remix (feat. Quando Rondo)
  6. Research
  7. OH OKAY!
  8. Prescription
  9. Like That
  10. 911
  11. Bounty Hunters (feat. YSN Jayo)
  12. Today

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Janet Jackson to Headline 2020 Cincinnati Music Festival

Janet Jackson Headlines 2020 Cincinnati Music Festival set for July 23-25

Multi-talented singer-songwriter Janet Jackson will headline the three-day Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G, to be held July 23-25 at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati. Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster.com.

The festival starts Thursday night with Vibe’s Party with a Purpose, featuring Biz Markie and BJ the Chicago Kid. On Friday, the lineup includes Jonathan Butler, Tony Toni Tone, Fantasia, Snoop Dogg and festival favorite, Charlie Wilson.

Saturday’s lineup features Kirk Whalum, PJ Morton, Tank, The O’Jays and Janet Jackson to close out the weekend. Jackson last appeared in Cincinnati in 2018 for her State of the World tour.

Thursday, July 23 (Vibe’s Party with a Purpose): Biz Markie, BJ the Chicago Kid

Friday, July 24: Charlie Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Fantasia, Tony Toni Tone, Jonathan Butler

Saturday, July 25: Janet Jackson, The O’Jays, Tank, PJ Morton, Kirk Whalum

“This is the strongest lineup for the music festival that we’ve had in quite some time,” said Joe Santangelo, festival promoter. “Having Janet Jackson on our festival lineup for the first time ever to headline Saturday night, along with favorites Charlie Wilson and Fantasia, just makes this weekend even more exciting.” A recent study conducted by the UC Economics Center and commissioned by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau shows the Cincinnati Music Festival presented by P&G provides a $107.5 million economic impact to the region, making it the largest annual driver of tourism in the tristate. Procter and Gamble returns as the presenting sponsor for the Cincinnati Music Festival. Other sponsors include the Cincinnati Bengals, Northern Kentucky CVB, AARP, Santangelo Group, The Cincinnati Region, and Vibe Cincinnati.

About the Cincinnati Music Festival
The Cincinnati Music Festival began in 1962 and is one of the largest music festivals in the United States attracting over 90,000+ people from around the country with its roster of leading R&B, jazz, soul and hip-hop artists creating an economic impact of $107 million for Cincinnati. CMF is held at Paul Brown Stadium in partnership with the Cincinnati Bengals. Procter & Gamble is the presenting sponsor for the Cincinnati Music Festival.

Kings Island's Newest Roller Coaster, Orion, 360 MAGAZINE

Kings Island’s Newest Roller Coaster

Thrill-seekers will experience a new level of excitement when they visit Kings Island in 2020. Joining the world-class line-up of coasters at the park is Orion®, one of only seven giga coasters in the world, a class of coasters having a height or drop of 300-399 ft.  The park makes the announcement in honor of National Roller Coaster Day, August 16th.

Orion will plunge riders down an exhilarating 300-foot drop before sending them on a high-speed journey over seven more hills at speeds of up to 91 mph. Racing along 5,321 feet of track; it will be Kings Island’s tallest, fastest and longest steel coaster.