Arts & Culture

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(…)

Exclusive Interview with 10 Year Old Twin Dancers; Imani & Nia (Video)

Exclusive Interview with 10 Year Old Twin Dancers; Imani & Nia (Video)

Walking at just 8 and a half months old, these gifted sisters were meant to dance and have been ever since. Meet the beautiful Lindsay twins; Imani and Nia, who were recently accepted into The American Ballet Theatre’s “Young Dancer Summer Workshop” on half scholarship. The American Ballet Theatre or “ABT” is recognized as one of the world’s leading classical(…)

Behind The Scenes of Game of Thrones Season 4 Premiere & After Party + Watch Preview Of First Episode

Behind The Scenes of Game of Thrones Season 4 Premiere & After Party + Watch Preview Of First Episode

Spring may be here but winter is coming. Cordially invited by HBO my sister and I attended the highly anticipated ‘Game of Thrones‘ season 4 premiere, held in New York, at Lincoln Center‘s Avery Fisher Hall. Unlike other high-profiled premieres, HBO partnered with Facebook to telecast the night’s initial festivities, treating the core of the show’s success…the(…)

Music: Kelela

Music: Kelela

 “I would like to do Brandy but weirder… Something that would resonate with most people, but make them feel a little uncomfortable.” -Kelela   With plans of becoming a Jazz Musician,  Los Angeles based singer, Kelela Mizanekristos or known just as Kelela looked to legends, Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan as sources of inspiration…but as definite as(…)

(1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race

(1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race

“Whereas the academic discourse on skin color politics tends to focus primarily on the sociopolitical disadvantages associated with having dark skin in a racialized society, (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race explores potential disadvantages related with having light skin, particularly among people of African descent – racial ambiguity and contested racial authenticity.   “Often(…)

HBO ‘Girls’: A Sneak Peek Into Tonight’s Episode (Video)

HBO ‘Girls’: A Sneak Peek Into Tonight’s Episode (Video)

Courtesy of HBO I was sent a few new ‘Girls‘ episodes to preview before they aired in the following weeks, and lets just say you are in for a major turning point tonight. Last week for the first time we had a more intimate look inside Hannah’s family that extended past the usual Mother and(…)