Arts & Culture

Tedx Hackney: “In My Skin I Win”-Shaun Ross (Video)

Tedx Hackney: “In My Skin I Win”-Shaun Ross (Video)

“When I was younger a lot of people use to tease me, and I don’t come to all of you to say feel sorry for me because I don’t feel sorry for myself, I don’t…I am extremely proud of myself and I wish everyone in this room is proud of themselves as well.” -Shaun Ross(…)

Pampano: Bottomless Brunch

Pampano: Bottomless Brunch

With warm weather finally breaking in New York, one of my favorite pastime excursions is finding some of the best brunch spots in the city. As a self-acclaimed avid foodie, I have a 3 point system in rating what restaurants make the cut.   1. Ambiance (decor, patrons, service)  2. Price (including drinks specials) 3.(…)

Artist: Lauren Muller

Artist: Lauren Muller

Artist, Lauren Muller shares with UBB on how her passion of art was sparked, source of her inspiration and how it has evolved.   Photo: Shanita Sims   I’ve been doing art since I was a kid. I thank my mother for that. She sent me to so many art classes, I guess to keep(…)

Greenroom: The Philosophy Of An Urban Bush Babe

Greenroom: The Philosophy Of An Urban Bush Babe

via: Greenroom Magazine Written By: Courtney Phillips Photos: Brad Ogbonna     *click photo for larger view    “When I went natural, other things started to change in myself,” explains Cipriana Quann while on the phone from her home in New York City.   As a former model, Quann is well acquainted with the looming(…)

Ballerina Michaela DePrince

Ballerina Michaela DePrince

“I take what’s in my past and put it in my body, my life is proof that no matter what situation you’re in, as long as you have a supportive family, you can achieve anything.“-Michaela DePrince     Before the prestigious dance companies, standing ovations and countless accolades, beautiful teen Ballerina, Michaela DePrince from Sierra Leone, experienced(…)

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise (A photography book about the unique, colorful women of New York City)     (click photo for larger view)     My sister and I shot with Lee O’Connor over a year ago and I am truly excited to see the wonderful transformation of ‘Birds of Paradise’ since that moment. Find out(…)

Film: The Godmother of Rock & Roll; Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Film: The Godmother of Rock & Roll; Sister Rosetta Tharpe

PBS American Masters presents the life, music and influence of African-American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso, Sister Rosetta Tharpe in this documentary film, “The God Mother Of Rock & Roll”, directed by Mick Csaky. Take a closer look at one of the true pioneers and innovators of Rock & Roll, who forged the way for(…)

Exclusive Bantu Wax Giveaway

Exclusive Bantu Wax Giveaway

Featured photos: Oroma Elewa   “Since its birth, bantu has been made in Africa, by Africans, sustainable & fairly, and that will never change. What is changing is Africa…   With over 1 billion people, more than half under 20 years of age —Africa today is quite literally the future of the world — and the future of(…)