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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(…)

Music: Laura Mvula (Videos)

Music: Laura Mvula (Videos)

The 27-year-old, who studied classical composition at Birmingham Conservatoire, sets herself apart from the post-Winehouse glut of British nouveau soul singers with her ability to deftly hopscotch between jazz, soul, classical and even bluegrass, creating something complex yet cohesive and at times ethereal — like the soaring overture of an Elia Kazan film. These skills(…)

Misty Copeland…The Story of a Black Ballerina

Misty Copeland…The Story of a Black Ballerina

Photos: Gregg Delman. Vogue Italia Writer, Robyn Carolyn Price shares her interview with us on principal ballerina, Misty Copeland. View this intimate look inside the life and dance world of the gifted and beautiful Misty Copeland   via: Vogue Italia by: Robyn Carolyn Price “One of the quandaries of being a black ballerina is that(…)

Music: The Skins

Music: The Skins

Click ‘Read More + Comment’ to view videos.   Bio: via FB   The Skins are an infectious Brooklyn-based rock band consisting of siblings Bayli, Reef, and Kaya Mckeithan, along with friends and dueling guitarists Daisy Spencer and Russell Chell. Although they range in ages from 13-19, The Skins play like old pros, offering a(…)