Inspiration

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,(…)

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(…)