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50 Shades of Black – Sexuality And Skin Tone in The Formation of Identity


50 Shades of Black

From 50 Shades Web:

50 Shades of Black is a unique collection of stories and art.  It is an international dialogue about the intersection of sex and skin tone and how they … Read More

Afro-Punk – Girrrl Riot – An Evening w/ Taren Guy and Alice Smith


Girrrl Riot

Don’t Miss this Great Event – (This must  have been too much good sh*t in one place, natural hair Divas, kick ass songstress all at the Knitting Factory), way cool ’cause it SOLD OUT ;-(

The Knitting Factory … Read More

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Love, Race and Hair


Hair is Political

Award winning novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s stock is set to rise further with the release of the Hollywood treatment of her Orange prize winning novel ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’. Channel 4 News spoke to the Nigerian … Read More

Misty Copeland, First Black Soloist at American Ballet Theater in Over 20 Years


The Beauty of Misty’s Form and Perfomance Brings Tears to Your Eyes

Misty Copeland’s rise to soloist at the American Ballet Theatre is such a rare, unlikely and beautiful story, it seems as if it were … Read More

Three Questions on Photography with Lynnette Astaire


A Close Up View From Afar

We sit down for an interview with lauded photographer Lynnette Astaire. One of Refinery 29’s recent choices on their hot “30 under 30″ in art and media. Lynette spoke to … Read More

Can Gamu “Shake the Room”?


Gamu Nhengu Comes Back

Zimbabwean-born, Scottish-raised, big-voiced, wide-eyed singer Gamu Nhengu is debuting new music. We first saw her as a teen on Europe’s X Factor and after a surprising early exit, she has been working on … Read More

All Nina, Any Time and I’m Feeling Good About It! – Two Pics Featuring Nina Simone in the works!


More Nina is Good For Your Soul!

According to Shadow and Act, Issa Rae has been cast as Nina Simone in the new Lorraine Hansberry biopic.

The Hansberry bio-pic is currently in development, with long … Read More

Award Winning Travel Photographer Lola Akinmade shows us the beauty of high kicks!


Kick It Up!

The little bit of South Africa I experienced – its KwaZulu-Natal region – wowed me. From the warmth of its people, the vibrancy and richness of Zulu culture, lush rolling hills of the … Read More

Suheir Hammad’s Classic Poem – Not Your Erotic, Not Your Exotic


Not Your Erotic, Not Your Exotic

Palestinian American poet Suheir Hammad

Ms. Hammad is a poet, actress, writer and activist who immigrated to Brooklyn with her family as refugees as a small child. Heavily influenced by Hip Hop. Ms. Hammad … Read More

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty


Simply Beautiful Visuals

We can not tell you how much we longed for beautiful poignant stories of black relationships on  the large screen. Has there been a black rom-com or … Read More