Archive for June, 2011

Thursday 30 June, 2011

Dark Women Awaken

Guest post by Freya Mórani Links of videos and other online content pass like roaring forest fires via social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. I myself noticed that the Dark Girls preview, a film by Bill Duke & D. Channsin Berry, was constantly showing up in my Facebook feed. The film reports to delve […]


Monday 27 June, 2011

The Adventures of Issa Rae

The first time I was introduced to “The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl,” Kathryn sent me a link with a note saying: Watch this! You WILL Laugh! I clicked and watched episode 1 of “Awkward Black Girl” and was instantly hooked. I laughed, watched it again, and then emailed it to everyone I knew with […]


Thursday 16 June, 2011

20th Annual Day of the African Child

Today is the 20th annual Day of the African child*. This day, I reflected on two girls’ photos; one from Senegal, one from South Africa. I will always surrender to beauty. That’s why this image of Indi, a child photographer Delphine Diallo met during a visit to Senegal, has intrigued me for so long. Indi is […]


Monday 06 June, 2011

I Now Pronounce You Art and Commerce: Lisa Nicole Bell on Building Creative Brands Without Losing Your Peace

Art and commerce are the inseparable yin and yang for visionaries that want to create for a living. Even though they were destined to be together, marrying the business and creative aspects of our lives takes work. Lisa Nicole Bell counsels artists, entrepreneurs and organizations on how to enhance their brands without compromising their artistry or […]