Inspiration

How Dreams Become Reality

How Dreams Become Reality

“This photo was taken with Q-Tip 6 years ago at the defunct Knitting Factory NYC location. I was performing that night and was so excited that Q-Tip came to see my show.       “I really appreciated that an artist of his caliber took the time to support an unknown talent. When I first(…)

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(…)

Style Like U Dailies: Jewelry Designer, Reign (Video)

Style Like U Dailies: Jewelry Designer, Reign (Video)

“My style kinda evolved more into color as I became more “awake”, awake meaning more spiritually aware of myself and everything around me. Just happy and peaceful and coming into exactly who I am.” -Reign     Via: stylelikeu Photo: Flyrus             Reign 

Have Faith In You; When Building Your Dream

Have Faith In You; When Building Your Dream

Photo: Hannan Saleh     Today to the date is the 3 year anniversary of Urban Bush Babes. Seems not so long ago on Sunday, April 1st 2011 Nikisha and I launched Urban Bush Babes and truthfully… we were nervous, excited and anxious to begin a space that means so much to us.    Before(…)

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(…)

Hype Hair Magazine: Blogger Buzz

Hype Hair Magazine: Blogger Buzz

via: Hype Hair Magazine by: Allyson Leak Photo: Rog Walker   “Inspirational, smart and beautiful are just a few ways to describe Cipriana Quann. As co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Urban Bush Babes, she is promoting a natural and healthy lifestyle, one blog post at a time. We caught up with Quann to talk with her on all(…)

(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(…)

Le Tricycle: Meals On Wheels with Coralie & Daqui

Le Tricycle: Meals On Wheels with Coralie & Daqui

“Le Tricycle is a concept kitchen for the nomadic vegetarian”…well the nomadic vegetarian never looked so good! Meet Coralie Jouhier and Daqui Gomis, creators of Le Tricycle; a twist on the surge of popular food trucks that have emerged through the years, by bringing a modern take on the  ”all-american” classic food…the HOT DOG, all via(…)