Inspiration

The Right To Wear An Afro

The Right To Wear An Afro

Via theguardian.com, Chicago based Writer & Journalism Lecturer, Deborah Douglas takes a moment to discuss Vanessa VanDyke; a 12 year old Violinist and Honor Student from Florida who was almost expelled over her right to wear a afro. Serving as Facilitator for The OpEd Project (dedicated to amplifying diverse voices of women, youth and other underrepresented groups) Douglas(…)

Urban Bush Babe: Khadijat Oseni

Urban Bush Babe: Khadijat Oseni

Tell us your name and where you are from? My name is Khadijat Oseni aka KO and I’m from Brooklyn, NY.     How long have you been natural? I’ve been chemical-free for a few years now however I’ve only had an afro for about a little over a year and a half.    (…)

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(…)

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,(…)