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Studio One Eighty Nine

Studio One Eighty Nine

Studio One Eighty Nine is a social enterprise that consist of creatives that seeks to provide a platform to help promote and curate African and African-inspired content through various projects such as media and cultural events and projects. The collective includes artists, musicians, dancers, architects, designers, photographers, foodies, travelers, innovators, thinkers, activists, dreamers. Together we(…)

The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams Corresponding on Alabama’s HB 494

The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams Corresponding on Alabama’s HB 494

Photos: Blaine Spesak   Recently named Forbe‘s “30 Under 30: The Young People Who Are Changing Hollywood”, The Daily Show‘s Correspondent; Actress/Comedian, Jessica Williams discusses Alabama’s HB-494; a law that allocates state funds to pay for Attorneys to represent fetuses.     Watch below as Williams interviews Alabama Civil Rights Attorney; Julian McPhillips and Executive(…)

Artist: Kojo Owusu-Kusi

Artist: Kojo Owusu-Kusi

Tell us where you are from, the early years of your childhood and what influenced your direction towards the arts? I was born in Kumasi, Ghana in West Africa. I moved to South London as a toddler. I went to primary and little bit of secondary school there and it’s while living in London that(…)

New Video: My Latest Skin Care Regimen

New Video: My Latest Skin Care Regimen

I got some requests on what my skin care regimen was from my last video. So I decided to do a video for those who are interested! My regimen has changed over the years, and I’m sure will continue to change. But this is the latest!  

Urban Bush Babe: Ondina Sosa of Ondi Yoga

Urban Bush Babe: Ondina Sosa of Ondi Yoga

Tell us where you are from, the early years of your childhood and what influenced your direction towards yoga? I was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic. I grew up in a countryside, near a big river and a place full of children. I was intrepid, climbing up trees and swimming in the river. When I was(…)

Rain Pryor’s ‘That Daughter’s Crazy’ Premieres in NY January 10TH

Rain Pryor’s ‘That Daughter’s Crazy’ Premieres in NY January 10TH

via: THE COLLECTIVE INITIATIVE; “Changing Media To Reflect Our Global Diversity”   Wanting to find a way to share her artistic talents despite the barriers in Hollywood, Rain says “I wasn’t black enough to be black, I’m not white enough to be white…unique wasn’t in yet.”     Ahead of her time in many ways, Rain(…)

Artist: Markus Prime

Artist: Markus Prime

Tell us where you are from, the early years of your childhood and what influenced your direction towards the arts?   I was born in Ohio and left when I was 8 months old. My brother joined the military and I immediately started my life moving around the country. I’ve lived in Illinois, Missouri, Texas,(…)

Urban Bush Babes: Elizabeth Lejonhjärta & Victoria Lejonhjärta

Urban Bush Babes: Elizabeth Lejonhjärta & Victoria Lejonhjärta

*click photos to enlarge   Tell us your names and where you are from?   Our names are Elizabeth Lejonhjärta & Victoria Lejonhjärta, we were born and raised in Sweden/Sápmi. We have Gambian, Senegalese, Swedish and Sámi roots and were brought up in a partly Caribbean household. We’re from the celestial body known as “Earth”.(…)