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Sneak Preview: ‘Play With It’ Documentary (Video)

Sneak Preview: ‘Play With It’ Documentary (Video)

The ‘Play With It‘ Project is the missing conversation from Director, Vaughn Dabney that sheds light on the natural hair movement, experiences of the journey and why certain women either embrace or reject the notion of natural hair. Using photography and film as his media, Vaughn will attempt to debunk myths, uncover hidden desires, and bring forth truths about(…)

Music: Chloe and Halle

Music: Chloe and Halle

You may have heard of these talented young singers from Beyonce’s repost of their cover to her recently released, ‘Pretty Hurts‘ track, but these ladies are far from a one night wonder or overnight sensation…crowned Radio Disney’s “Next Big Thing”, meet Chloe and Halle.   Hailing from Atlanta, with a sense of wisdom far beyond(…)

Mater Mea, the Online Magazine About Working Mothers of Color Needs Your Help

Mater Mea, the Online Magazine About Working Mothers of Color Needs Your Help

I’m writing you about a site I have great respect for, matermea.com. mater mea is an online magazine that profiles working moms of color using very beautiful photos of mothers at home with their children. I have appeared on the site and am a supporter of the site’s founder, Anthonia Akitunde.   Anthonia has been funding the site, which(…)

Pauline Black: ‘Black By Design’

Pauline Black: ‘Black By Design’

Overview:   Born in 1953 to Anglo-Jewish/Nigerian parents, Pauline Black was subsequently adopted by a white, working class family in Romford. Never quite at home there, Pauline was always made to feel different, both by the local community and members of her extended family, who saw her at best as a curiosity, at worst as(…)

Style Like U: Big Boys Do Cry

Style Like U: Big Boys Do Cry

Meet Preston Smiles, Nick Fouquet & Nelson Campbell, three men who unravel and redefine stereotypical gender-based style, transforming misconceived connotations that manifest when masculinity and “femininity” collide.   via: Style Like U     Video edited by Andrea Cruz Shot, photographed, and interviewed by Style Like U Founders, Elisa & Lily   Read more here 

Thelma Golden: How Art Gives Shape To Cultural Change

Thelma Golden: How Art Gives Shape To Cultural Change

Thelma Golden, past curator of the Whitney Museum and present curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, discusses three recent shows that explore how art examines and redefines culture. The “post-black” artists she works with are using their art to provoke a new dialogue about race and culture — and about the meaning of art(…)

Chiara de Blasio Opens Up About Her Past Battle With Substance Abuse

Chiara de Blasio Opens Up About Her Past Battle With Substance Abuse

For many, the holiday season is a time for joy. But it’s also a time when many of those battling depression and substance abuse find their struggle most difficult. In the hopes of helping others, 19 year old Daughter of NYC mayor-elect, Chiara de Blasio shares her personal story.  

Cipriana Nominated Best Dressed Blogger Of 2013 From Vogue.com

Cipriana Nominated Best Dressed Blogger Of 2013 From Vogue.com

If you could see me right now then you just might catch me dancing. Why? Well I was chosen by Vogue.com as one of the 10 best dressed Bloggers of the year. Yes, I am shamelessly excited beyond verbal description!   Staying true to style in the picture featured on Vogue.com below, everything I am wearing(…)

Exclusive Interview With Margo Manhattan; Jewelry Designer’s Line Featured in Beyonce’s New Visual Album

Exclusive Interview With Margo Manhattan; Jewelry Designer’s Line Featured in Beyonce’s New Visual Album

“I was born during intermission,” states spirited and internationally-renowned jewelry designer margo manhattan. Daughter of New York city Prima Ballerina Karin Von Aroldingen and God-Daughter to ballet master George Balanchine, Margo was born into a life of beauty and culture, one that prized precision, hard work and originality. Inspired by the fast pace of new(…)