Wednesday, December 13, 2023

The M Report x Sincerely Pam & Missy: Being Authentically You

Get to know the hosts of the Sincerely Pam and Missy podcast! The two girlfriends in your corner! 

Together, Pam and Missy share their insights on being career-driven women, fashion-forward ladies, keeping it real. The girls dive into some questions to get to know them and offer advice that only your girlfriends would want you to know. On this episode, they share words of wisdom about being authentically yourself.


Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Robyn Tuazon x The M Report: Behind-the-scenes as a concert photographer

Ever wonder what it's like to be a concert photographer? Through her lens, Robyn T. takes us through the process when she covered some of the biggest artists in the music game like Olivia Rodrigo, Emily King, Giveon and Tobe Nwigwe. 

Check out the full video after the jump!

Friday, September 15, 2023

M Report Music Mashups: Victoria Monét delivers smooth, 2000s nostalgia, honors femininity on Jaguar II


What the R&B game has been missing is a 360 entertainer who gives listeners not only great vocals, but also a great performance.

Wow, does Monét easily succeed there and then some. She has craft-fully mastered the lessons of heavy hitters who came before her with each performance giving a double take with the likes of Ciara and Aaliyah.

Multi-talented, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and producer, Victoria Monét winds up summer playlists even more with the official follow up music video to her latest smash single, "On My Mama."

Thursday, August 3, 2023

How looking back at life can revitalize the vision for what lies ahead


This is a photo of two lovers
Falling in love is a feeling that many humans desire. (Courtesy of Pexels/ Jaspereology)

I was organizing some of my old diaries and gratitude journals when I realized I have been journaling for almost 20 years now. That's crazy! As part of my end-of-the-month ritual, I like to take inventory of how the month went, areas of improvement and reflection, that sort of thing. 

Friday, June 2, 2023

Elevating AANHPI Stories: Meet the creative behind AALVO


Amy Chantra is an architect and designer by trade. A graduate of the University of Houston, Chantra  decided to open her eponymous store online in 2018 while still working her 9-to-5 job. In April 2023, her brick-and-mortar store AALVO came to life that focuses on laser-cutting and interior design. But Chantra had more in mind for her store than just laser-cut goods.

AALVO also provides event space for photographers, bakers and other creative to rent out for various classes and events. 

The M Report spoke to Chantra for Asian-American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Month (AANHPI) to get her words of advice on entrepreneurship, how being a first-generation child of immigrants affected her drive to success and more.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

M Report Events: Celebrating 10 years of hairstyling excellence with Studio A Salon

(Courtesy Studio A Salon)

It’s a true homecoming for Studio A Salon! There’s something special about bringing your dreams to life. For Studio A Salon owner and Hair Artist, David Armendariz, his dreams are happening in full circle as the opening of the salon’s second location in Woodland Heights is just around the corner from where it all began for his family.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

M Report Events: Luxury Outdoor Furniture Brand Harbour Hosts Intimate Bash

On a balmy spring evening, Houston’s interior design royalty was out in full force to commemorate the official arrival of Harbour – a luxury furniture brand that designs and manufactures outdoor and indoor furniture defined by a fresh, light, modern, coastal, and luxe-inspired aesthetic, along with incredible durability and a deep sense of culture steeped in the Australian way of life – to the State of Texas for the first time. 

Thursday, April 20, 2023

How to watch Hanifa's upcoming spring/summer 2023 collection "Bloom"

Hanifa fashion
Fashion from Hanifa (Photos by Edolia Stroud)

Beautiful is an understatement to describe the Hanifa line. How about breathtaking? The color palettes are insanely chic with the cherry on top being with the way the pieces are designed. Curves, melanin and creativity are welcomed and embraced with each piece. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Aja Monet announces debut album and shares "Castaway" video

Surrealist blues poet and community organizer aja monet has announced her debut album when the poems do what they do is set for release June 9th via drink sum wtr, a new Secretly Canadian imprint. As previewed by the recently released piece “the devil you know,” and the newly shared “castaway,” the album’s thematic origins center around Black resistance, love, and the inexhaustible quest for joy. 

 “I started writing when I was 8 or 9 — [but] I think I was a poet before I wrote my first poem," Monet said in a statement.

Note to Self: The Pursuit of Journalism Excellence


Honoring 10+ years in the pursuit of journalism excellence, not counting the four years of studies at St. John's University - one of the best decisions of my life. Leaving all the comforts of home to learn in the media capital of the world - New York City - opened my eyes to the hustle, grit and Vincentian qualities that still exist within me today. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Emerging Singer-songwriter Zito Shares New Single and Video “Slay”


Emerging singer-songwriter Zito shares her debut single “SLAY” via FAMA Collective. Co-produced by Zito, Peter Reilly, and Brian Lange, the single showcases Zito’s defiant vocal strength while offering listeners a glimpse into her world. “SLAY” serves as much more than an introduction to Zito; it’s the beginning of a new and deeply personal project – a testament to Zito’s transition into her artistry, liberation, and personhood. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Dear New York

 by Missy E.

Dear New York:

My forever love affair. You are always on my mind. You are far from perfect, but you are everything - to me. Nothing is quite like you. Not everyone understands you, but it's fine, they don't have to. When someone is lucky enough to call you home, you offer a unique experience. It is the best place to grow, to fall in love, to fall out of love, to just be.