Arts & Culture

Modern Day Matchmaker: 9 Ways to Get Over Him (For Real!)

Modern Day Matchmaker: 9 Ways to Get Over Him (For Real!)

It’s been a while since I have posted any Essence.com articles written by my brother in-law, Paul Brunson. He has been busy doing a lot amazing things which is why I haven’t seen many Essence articles from him the last few months. But today I have an awesome one to share with you guys, 9 Ways(…)

50 Reasons to Excercise Plus Why I Workout with My Husband

50 Reasons to Excercise Plus Why I Workout with My Husband

This picture was taken last Friday evening while working out at the gym with my husband. I asked him if I should do a fitness pose while he took the pic…I’m such a dork! So in a Kevin Hart voice* he said, “no… no… not yet…”…lol.   I have been on about a 3 month(…)

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(…)

Music: Laura Mvula (Videos)

Music: Laura Mvula (Videos)

The 27-year-old, who studied classical composition at Birmingham Conservatoire, sets herself apart from the post-Winehouse glut of British nouveau soul singers with her ability to deftly hopscotch between jazz, soul, classical and even bluegrass, creating something complex yet cohesive and at times ethereal — like the soaring overture of an Elia Kazan film. These skills(…)

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(…)

Dachiya Atkinson aka B Girl Terra (Video)

Dachiya Atkinson aka B Girl Terra (Video)

Click ‘Read More + Comment’ for additional photos and video. Meet six year old dance prodigy, Dachiya Atkinson aka 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,(…)