Nowness: Desert Son; Shamir Bailey (Video)

Nowness: Desert Son; Shamir Bailey (Video)

via: Nowness Directed by: Babak Khoshnoud and Will Abramson   North Las Vegas, known as Northtown, seems an unlikely musical inspiration—yet the area’s apparent absurdities and contradictions seem almost quintessentially American. A sprawling gambling resort surrounded by industrial parks and strip malls are all set against a backdrop of beautiful but unforgiving desert. 19-year-old singer Shamir Bailey, is(…)

My New Home Renovations: Kitchen Before & After Pictures

My New Home Renovations: Kitchen Before & After Pictures

I have finally been able to sit down and put together a post on some of the major renovations my husband Carl and I have taken on in our new house. As I write this, there are two men working on our stair railings (bites nails…). And for those who don’t know yet, Carl and(…)

Sweet Potato Soul; Healthy Vegan Tips & Recipes (Part 1)

Sweet Potato Soul; Healthy Vegan Tips & Recipes  (Part 1)

Meet Jenne’ Claiborne of Sweet Potato Soul; a lifestyle blog on all of your vegan needs. A certified holistic health counselor and a personal vegan chef in NY, Claiborne provides a one stop platform, creating recipes and educational videos on her passion of healthy vegan eating.       Not only get to know Claiborne(…)

Music: Behind The Scenes of TK Wonder’s Debut EP

Music: Behind The Scenes of TK Wonder’s Debut EP

“Being confident in yourself no matter what size you are and not letting negativity from others who project their insecurities upon you affect the positive way in which you think about yourself.” -TK Wonder     The premise behind her new single, here is a behind the scenes look at Singer/Lyricist/Songwriter, TK Wonder‘s upcoming debut(…)

Essence.com: Cipriana Quann’s Top Festival Hair Moments

Essence.com: Cipriana Quann’s Top Festival Hair Moments

Hitting a record attendance of over half million attendees this year at the 20th Anniversary of the Essence Festival, it is no wonder this year was not only record breaking but a momentous one. A four day celebration held in New Orleans, the energy and excitement of the festival was instantaneously contagious. As a first(…)

Music: Christian Scott & Isadora Mendez Perform Live In Battery Park Tonight

Music: Christian Scott & Isadora Mendez Perform Live In Battery Park Tonight

If you you are in the New York area come join me tonight at Battery Park’s free concert series at 7PM tonight, with Grammy nominated Jazz Trumpeter/Producer/Composer, Christian Scott and Singer/Songwriter, Isadora  Mendez (along with the Christian Scott Quintet). Relax with the backdrop of the historic Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, while watching this incredibly(…)

Urban Bush Babe Adeline Michèle‏ (Part 1)

Urban Bush Babe Adeline Michèle‏ (Part 1)

Tell us your name and where you are from? My name is Adeline Michèle. I am from Paris. I live in Brooklyn.   Photo: Mike Schreiber    How long have you been natural? Forever. I had one experience with hair relaxer at 9 years-old, that was it.     What do you do? Is there(…)

Exodus Goods

Exodus Goods

“Exodus Goods An Amalgam of individuals’s brewing together their passions and awareness for design, cultural aesthetics, and lifestyle. Widowing through each others lives as partners and tastemakers, we continue the journey together by way of New Orleans and present Exodus Goods; a boutique filled with stylish threads, bold accents, and a curated selection of contemporary(…)

Jesse Boykins III: Love Apparatus Project

Jesse Boykins III: Love Apparatus Project

Love Apparatus jbiiimusic.com   “Creation is the vessel that molds life, without a woman art would not be so courageous. I find peace in openness, so I am grateful for the expression of self and I am aware of the power in vulnerability and the connection it brings about. Love Apparatus is for the heart(…)