Art / Photography

Hejira: Litmus Test (Video)

Hejira: Litmus Test (Video)

Meet Hejira; a band arising from London, the quartet of Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne on the bass, Sam Beste and Alex Reeve on guitar with Alexis Nunez on drums produce a experimental sound that is hard to describe, but once you listen you will instantly know their sound cannot be contained in a box. Directed by Faith Millin, via Nowness.com, Hejira shares(…)

Ingrid LaFleur: AFROTOPIA

Ingrid LaFleur: AFROTOPIA

Detroit native, Founder of Maison LaFleur and Curator/Art Advisor, Ingrid Lafleur discusses art project, AFROTOPIA . “AFROTOPIA is really about reexamining Black History and imaging the African diaspora in the future.” – Ingrid LaFleur   The idea revolves around creating imaginative and effective solutions to address social challenges. The root of the idea is planted in(…)

Street Etiquette: Slumflower

Street Etiquette: Slumflower

Artist Statement:   SLUMFLOWER started out as a seed idea that we had about two years ago, about the misconceptions formed about public housing. The story is centered around a 10-year old boy finding beauty and growth in the midst of concrete.   Growing up watching video like Spike Lee’s “Clockers” (1995) or Nas’ “Nas is like”(…)

Vogue: The Backstory; Lupita Nyong’o (Video)

Vogue: The Backstory; Lupita Nyong’o (Video)

Born in Mexico but raised in Kenya, with a graduate degree from the Yale School of Drama, the stunning Actress, Lupita Nyong’o first got her feet wet in the Hollywood industry as a Production Assistant. Who could foreshadow that she would soon be offered one of the most talked about and hunted roles (over 1,000 actress auditioned)(…)

Artist: Keturah Ariel

Artist: Keturah Ariel

Click ‘Read More + Comment’ for additional photos.   “We are all here for a purpose. Our mission is to discover exactly what our purpose entails. Mine is to create art. I was born with a paint brush in hand.”-Ariel       For more of Keturah Ariel’s work, including products for sale like these(…)

Misty Copeland…The Story of a Black Ballerina

Misty Copeland…The Story of a Black Ballerina

Photos: Gregg Delman. Vogue Italia Writer, Robyn Carolyn Price shares her interview with us on principal ballerina, Misty Copeland. View this intimate look inside the life and dance world of the gifted and beautiful Misty Copeland   via: Vogue Italia by: Robyn Carolyn Price “One of the quandaries of being a black ballerina is that(…)

Girl Terra (Video)

Girl Terra (Video)

Click ‘Read More + Comment’ for additional photos and video. Meet six year old dance prodigy, B-Girl Terra from England, and her choice of ammunition…break dancing. This pint size wonder may want to be a mermaid when she grows up but for now not only does she slay the competition she disintegrates it, proving age is(…)