Archive for November, 2012

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Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Live Unchained Celebrates You * Save the date!

2013 marks four years of Live Unchained creative media and events celebrating women across the African diaspora. We’re grateful for the early and new supporters that appreciate our interviews of more than 100 artists from over 16 countries – including exclusive features with Ava DuVernay, the first African American woman to win best director at […]


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Sunday 25 November, 2012

Meet Your Black Girl Geeks!

The women we are about to introduce have everything it takes to be a ‘G’ and then some. Shout out Live Unchained’s Black Girl Geeks with us on Twitter and Instagram (@liveunchained), using the hashtag #geekunchained. When it came to honoring hard working women creatives, the ultimate geeks of their crafts, you all showed up. […]


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Wednesday 21 November, 2012

For Colored Girls who Broke the Glass Ceiling when a Ladder Was Not Enuf

Editress’ Note: Live Unchained is proud to support Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA) in celebrating National Arts & Humanities month this December. In this post, co-founder Alison McNeil shares what you can expect from WOCA’s first “Creative Conversation” explores the importance of mentorship and entrepreneurship in breaking through plateaus in artistic growth. We’ll […]


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Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Princess of Afro-Soul Nneka Shines at the New Parish, Oakland [Live Video]

Nigerian-German singer Nneka is hard to define. On Thursday, November 1st, hip hop/soul singer Nneka lyrically seduced the crowd of the New Parish, Oakland, casting a musical spell with her smooth voice, poignant lyrics, and impeccable rhythms. Weaving between many genres, including reggae, hip-hop, modern R&B, vintage soul, Afrobeat, flamenco and Sahara desert blues, Nneka’s […]


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Friday 09 November, 2012

My Fashion Commands Attention: The Statement Jewelry of Anita Quansah

Editress’ Note: Imprints, our new monthly feature, profiles some of the most innovative Fashion Artists across the African continent. Imprints is curated by inspiring fashionista, MsK NY of the African Prints in Fashion Blog. This interview shares the work of Anita Quansah, a statement jewelry designer with roots in Ghana and Nigeria. Anita has developed […]


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Thursday 01 November, 2012

Draw it Out: Shantell Martin Discusses Her Continuous Line Exhibition and Creativity Unchained [VIDEO]

If a picture could be an anthem, mine would be the one below; Shantell Martin drew it out of me. In our previous interview with the London-born, Bed-Stuy based artist, “Art is a Meditation,” we discussed Shantell Martin’s mantra, “Do less. Be More.,” and how it influences her art. This time, we did a little […]