Arts & Culture

Music: Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Díaz of IBEYI

Music: Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Díaz of IBEYI

“Our father Anga Diaz was one of the most famous percussionist in Latin Jazz. What was an influence is he was a hard worker, he was always on tour but I remember him saying that the one most important thing in life is family and the only time we saw him cry was the time(…)

Behind The Scenes: TK Wonder’s 2014 European Summer Tour with Kiril Dzajkovski (Part 1)

Behind The Scenes: TK Wonder’s 2014 European Summer Tour with Kiril Dzajkovski (Part 1)

A behind the scenes look at Singer/Lyricist/Songwriter, TK Wonder‘s 2014 European Summer Tour with internationally acclaimed Macedonian electronic Musician/Producer/Composer, Kiril Džajkovski.   *click photo for larger view   Parkpop fest in Den Haag Holland (Photo Thijs Tromp Fotografie TT-F)     (Photo: Eddy Jolen)     Porec Rise Up Festival (Photo: Samantha S)    (…)

Artist: Niki Kobi

Artist: Niki Kobi

    “My goals are to touch black woman around the world. Maybe I’m a big dreamer but, I want to capture every black beauty with my pen. I hope to make them feel more beautiful or just to see how beautiful they already are.”  -Niki Kobi   Raised in Normandy; a small city in France(…)

Nikia Phoenix: It’s Mine, All Mine

Nikia Phoenix: It’s Mine, All Mine

Nikia Phoenix Founder of Model Liberation discusses female sexuality from a standpoint of self love versus provocative sexuality.   via: Model Liberation Photos: Kat Harris *click photos for enlarged view     It’s Mine, All Mine by: Nikia Phoenix     Eight o’clock on a Saturday night and my phone rings. It’s my mother. Wait(…)

Nowness: Desert Son; Shamir Bailey (Video)

Nowness: Desert Son; Shamir Bailey (Video)

via: Nowness Directed by: Babak Khoshnoud and Will Abramson   North Las Vegas, known as Northtown, seems an unlikely musical inspiration—yet the area’s apparent absurdities and contradictions seem almost quintessentially American. A sprawling gambling resort surrounded by industrial parks and strip malls are all set against a backdrop of beautiful but unforgiving desert. 19-year-old singer Shamir Bailey, is(…)

Sweet Potato Soul; Healthy Vegan Tips & Recipes (Part 1)

Sweet Potato Soul; Healthy Vegan Tips & Recipes  (Part 1)

Meet Jenne’ Claiborne of Sweet Potato Soul; a lifestyle blog on all of your vegan needs. A certified holistic health counselor and a personal vegan chef in NY, Claiborne provides a one stop platform, creating recipes and educational videos on her passion of healthy vegan eating.       Not only get to know Claiborne(…)

Essence.com: Cipriana Quann’s Top Festival Hair Moments

Essence.com: Cipriana Quann’s Top Festival Hair Moments

Hitting a record attendance of over half million attendees this year at the 20th Anniversary of the Essence Festival, it is no wonder this year was not only record breaking but a momentous one. A four day celebration held in New Orleans, the energy and excitement of the festival was instantaneously contagious. As a first(…)