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Category : Black Culture

April 21, 2010

The hottest & most intriguing news story these last few days has been the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. I really think the earth is trying to tell us something big! With earthquakes happening everywhere creating havoc & two Icelandic volcanoes halting all Trans Atlantic/int

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April 11, 2010

Where are your heroes, my little Black ones You are the Indian you so disdainfully shoot Not the big bad sheriff on his faggoty white horse You should play run-away-slave Or Mau Mau These are more in line with your history Ask your mothers for a Rap Brown gun Santa just may co

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April 5, 2010

Guess who was recently interviewed by the Kiss My Black Ads blog. Me mofo! Check it out here! In other good news: - One of my head shot clients just informed me that she got called for an HBO show audition! I love making people look great! - I'm doing my first shoot in my st

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March 28, 2010

This evening I visited the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for the Black Women Rock event, which was hosted by Detroit's foxy poet Jessica Care Moore. While enjoying the sites & sounds, I snapped a few images of FluxPhonic during their 1st performance. Yo

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March 4, 2010

I love when Negro pop culture blogs do those “who rocked it better” posts & always wondered if I would do that here. Well I’m not exactly out looking for fashion trends etc but I couldn’t pass this opportunity up. So anyway, I ask you, who rocked “Island Life” b

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February 19, 2010

Finding organic subjects is not always a easy thing to do during the cold Midwestern winters. I can’t wait until spring is here because I need to see colors other than white, gray, & brown. I'm longing to see red, purple, blue & yellow. I’m ready to see leaves, bee

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February 18, 2010

Jíbaro, mi negro lindo De los bosques de caña Caciques de luz Tiempo es una cosa cómica. Jíbaro, my pretty nigga. Father of my yearning for the soil, The land, The earth of my people. Father of the sweet smells of fruit in my mother's womb, the earth brown of my skin, the t

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February 15, 2010

2010 is shaping up to be the year of good Negro music. By now, the entire world knows that Sade released her latest album “Soldier of Love” last week. An album that was 10 years in the making & well worth the wait! Interestingly enough, even the hip-hop world has been f

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February 7, 2010

Gil Scott-Heron is back like a mofo with “I’m New Here;” his 1st album in 16 years. After listening to “I’m New Here” many times, its clear that Gil still has that magic with his powerful rough but smooth voice proving that he’s still powerful, relevant & on pi

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October 11, 2009 Black is Beautiful

Last month after having a phenomenal brunch @ Melba’s in Harlem with phenomenal friends, I ventured to 125th to stock up natural black soap (my secret ingredient). During my stroll, I got a delicious cherry ice, did some great people watching & stumbled upon the Studio M

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