Arts & Culture

10 Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu

10 Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu

I’m sorry for not blogging in a while, you guys. I finally made the big move to Austin, Texas! Moving half way across the country and getting myself and my family settled has taken up all my time and energy. And in the process I have gotten sick, so I thought it would be great(…)

Thandie Newton: “Embracing Otherness, Embracing Myself”

Thandie Newton: “Embracing Otherness, Embracing Myself”

A few weeks ago I shared my story of how my Mother’s image affected my natural hair journey and my definition of beauty (you can read my story here) with Celebrity Makeup Artist, Kay Montano and BAFTA Awarding-winning Actress, Thandie Newton for their new beauty site, ThandieKay. Today I wanted to share Thandie’s candid discussion(…)

Opening Ceremony: The Visionary Ladies Behind Solange’s New Music Website; SAINT HERON

Opening Ceremony: The Visionary Ladies Behind Solange’s New Music Website; SAINT HERON

via: Opening Ceremony by: Mecca James Williams   When Solange released advanced copies of her new Saint Heron compilation earlier this month, she brought the party to Opening Ceremony in a decked out Lamborghini, customized by artist Rashaad Newsome. Ever since, I knew I had to track down the team who was behind the event by any means necessary. Saada Ahmed,(…)

LA Times: How To Talk To Your Children About Thanksgiving’s Ugly History

LA Times: How To Talk To Your Children About Thanksgiving’s Ugly History

by: Susan Rohwer Photo: Frank Doerger via: latimes.com   This week, schoolchildren across the country will come home from elementary and preschool armed with cutout paper turkeys and stories excitedly recounted about the first Thanksgiving, all those years ago in Plymouth, Mass. At school, most will learn the traditional narrative of hungry Pilgrims aided by friendly(…)

WonderKiss: Behind The Scenes of ‘Won’t Lay Down’

WonderKiss: Behind The Scenes of ‘Won’t Lay Down’

After a year hiatus from their last video collaboration of single, ‘Don’t Break Me Off‘, WonderKiss is back in full effect, and I had the chance to go behind the scenes of their latest music video, ‘Won’t Lay Down’. A female duo group, WonderKiss fuses together the electronic sounds of Lyricist/Singer/Songwriter; TK Wonder and Singer/Songwriter/Producer, Kissey. A compilation of(…)

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(…)