Inspiration

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(…)

Street Etiquette: Slumflower

Street Etiquette: Slumflower

Artist Statement:   SLUMFLOWER started out as a seed idea that we had about two years ago, about the misconceptions formed about public housing. The story is centered around a 10-year old boy finding beauty and growth in the midst of concrete.   Growing up watching video like Spike Lee’s “Clockers” (1995) or Nas’ “Nas is like”(…)

Muay Thai Fighter Angela Hill (Video)

Muay Thai Fighter Angela Hill (Video)

“The more I do Muay Thai, the more I feel it is spiritual, I am pretty obsessed with it right now, it is my passion. So I guess once you find something that you are that passion about you can apply it to mind, body and spirit.” -Angela “Overkill” Hill Meet pro Muay Thai Fighter,(…)

Vogue: The Backstory; Lupita Nyong’o (Video)

Vogue: The Backstory; Lupita Nyong’o (Video)

Born in Mexico but raised in Kenya, with a graduate degree from the Yale School of Drama, the stunning Actress, Lupita Nyong’o first got her feet wet in the Hollywood industry as a Production Assistant. Who could foreshadow that she would soon be offered one of the most talked about and hunted roles (over 1,000 actress auditioned)(…)

Alphabet City, A City Within A City

Alphabet City, A City Within A City

I never really shared my father’s past but it is something that has unequivocally shaped who I am today.  My father without exaggeration a protege in many ways, never graduating high school, yet a gifted engineer who was accepted to MIT, a genius with numbers, knew how to fix and build anything mechanically; cars, motorcycles,(…)

Mater Mea: Sarah White

Mater Mea: Sarah White

The beautiful, Singer/Songwriter/DJ and Mother of 2, Sarah White was recently featured on Mater Mea, a site ”celebrating the multifaceted lives of mothers of color”. A friend of my sister years ago, I first met this young woman after a performance in Brooklyn, and let me just say Sarah’s low, sultry and beautiful voice was undeniably(…)

Documentary: Death Metal Angola (Video)

Documentary: Death Metal Angola (Video)

“War ravaged and potentially the richest country in Africa, Angola is the epicenter of the African hardcore music scene. Sonia Ferreira and her boyfriend, Wilker Flores live and breathe rock and roll. They run and live in the Okutiuka orphanage in Huambo, Angola and have a dream. They are going to mount the first ever(…)