Photography by Tafari © 2019

Category : Black History

November 7, 2014 Working With A Sheroe: Alice Walker

Last week, I was contacted to photograph one of my favorite artists… ALICE WALKER. Needless to say, I was very excited & totally looking forward to the opportunity. Fast forward to the day of the event… I woke up feeling very bad, horrible, like death was upon me. I

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February 11, 2013 King Cotton

"The number of [Black American] slaves increased from 700,000 in 1787 to over 4 million on the eve of the American Civil War; approximately 70 percent were involved in some way with cotton production." Gene Dattel - "Cotton and Race in the Making of America."

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January 22, 2013 American Dreamer

"Martin had a dream! Martin had a dream! Kendrick have a dream!" I’m back after a wonderful whirlwind visit to Washington D.C. I copped tickets to the inauguration but guess what... I didn’t make it. We decided to stay in & stay warm after flashbacks of the frigid tem

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August 20, 2012 Black Spirits: Daniel & Mary

During my recent trip home, I “discovered” a super old & awesome photo of my grandparents, Daniel & Mary Lee Howard. Daniel and Mary were married in the 1940s and had 11 children, two more than my maternal grandparents Edward & Essie Mae Stevenson. I just ca

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February 5, 2012

This is one reason why I love NYC... I mean, where else in the world can you assemble a mass amount of people for the purpose of song, dance & soul??? And to be fair, Everbody knows..... that I came up with the idea for a Flash Mob last Wednesday: "I'm calling for all of my f

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September 5, 2011

I LOVE Fela Kuti...... His music, his remaining influence on afro-rhythms and his legacy. -------------------------------- Fela (the musical) is coming to Detroit's Music Hall this winter and the promoters are grinding hard to get the word out with literature, commercials &

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February 3, 2011

Black history shout out to culinary pioneer Lucreetia Brown-Jenkins who introduced the world to the sour pickle & peppermint stick snack in 1972.

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December 28, 2010

I love the UnSung series from TVOne!!!! The behind the scenes look that each episode shows us is inspiring, shocking at times & tripped out most often. You never know what these artists are dealing with.... This look into Teena Marie's life made me smile because she was a

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December 26, 2010

I don’t follow many celebrities on Twitter partly because most of them don’t correspond with their fans or either they are modern day wannabe social media prophets. But every now & then you may see a tweet something like this: The tweet was made yesterday and like some

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November 18, 2010

One of the most epic moments from this past summer was spent at the Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson party hosted by Spike Lee. From the promos of the party, I expected it to be a great time but in reality it was so much more. When we got to Prospect Park was bumping! People wer

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