Arts & Culture

Artist: Ashley Oubré

Artist: Ashley Oubré

Gifted self-taught Artist, Ashley Oubré constructs unbelievably realistic images from a medium of graphite powder, india ink and carbon pencil.                                                                ashleyoubre.com

Everyday People Brunch

Everyday People Brunch

Roble Ali’, known as “Chef Roble” from the popular Bravo show; “Chef Roble’ & Co.,” celebrates his birthday during ‘Everyday People’ brunch on May 18th. Held at the DL in the lower eastside, Roble’s renowned monthly brunch bash, ‘Everyday People‘ was founded along with partners and friends; Co-Founder of blog and creative agency; Sokoni Worldwide, Saada(…)

Behind The Scenes Of Ray Ban ‘District 1937′

Behind The Scenes Of Ray Ban ‘District 1937′

Cordially invited by Ray Ban. I attended ‘District 1937′ a celebration of the brand’s newest collection in iconic materials of leather, denim, steel, titanium and velvet. Held at the Sir Stage in New York, curating was taken to the next level as the venue was transformed into distinct multiple workshops, featuring not only the materials of(…)

Essence’s Journey To Beautiful: An Intimate Dinner with Erykah Badu & Ledisi

Essence’s Journey To Beautiful: An Intimate Dinner with Erykah Badu & Ledisi

On the cusp of Essence Magazine’s 44th anniversary and the recent release of their special 3 cover May issue with Singers, Erykah Badu, Solange and Ledisi, it seems only fitting to start a conversation dubbed the “Journey To Beautiful” and that is exactly what took place on May 7th.   Cordially invited by Essence, I attended(…)

Marawa The Amazing Presents … ‘Exotica’ (Video)

Marawa The Amazing Presents … ‘Exotica’ (Video)

“This is a short piece I made showing all the different characters from my solo show, Exotica. The characters are all based on performers – mainly from the 20th century, who were at the forefront of breaking down the stereotypes female performers often faced.” -Marawa The Amazing   Hula Hoop Virtuoso, ‘Marawa The Amazing’ presents(…)

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(…)

Greenroom Magazine: Zoe Kravitz + Jimmy Giannopoulos + James Levy = ‘Lolawolf’

Greenroom Magazine: Zoe Kravitz + Jimmy Giannopoulos + James Levy = ‘Lolawolf’

Bonus questions plus an excerpt from my cover feature interview with Zoe Kravitz, Jimmy Giannopoulos and James Levy of ‘Lolawolf‘, in the new issue of Greenroom Magazine.     *click photos to view larger image   written by: Cipriana Quann via: Greenroom Magazine Photos: Brad Ogbonna     Some of you have had a past rich in the(…)

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(…)