Archive for January, 2013

Thursday 31 January, 2013

Minna Salami on Women’s Liberation | 30 Days Unchained: Day 22

 30 days unchained/#30 Unchained | Day 22 1/31/2013 | Inspiration: Minna Salami We are all multifaceted; a result of ever-changing forces that make us who we are. A champion of female and African empowerment, Minna Salami started the MsAfropolitan blog to spur a conversation around the cosmopolitan African, whose identity, like everybody else’s, cannot be […]

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Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Dawn Okoro and the “Potential Ideal” | 30 Days Unchained: Day 21

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 21 1/30/13 | Inspiration: Dawn Okoro From law grad to NYC-based visual artist, Dawn Okoro made quite the career jump- and the art world is better for it. Her talent and creative genius need not been spoken of because they’re self-evident, the second you take a glance at her paintings. […]

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Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Shantell Martin Says Less is More | 30 Days Unchained: Day 20

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 20 1/29/13 | Inspiration: Shantell Martin To say Shantell Martin is breaking boundaries, not only in visual art, but in pretty much every which way, is an understatement. Shantell is a visual artist whose border-hopping takes her around the world, from London, to Tokyo, and now Brooklyn, NYC. Her artistry […]

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Monday 28 January, 2013

Lulu Kitololo Spreading Afri-Love | 30 Days Unchained: Day 19

30 DAYS UNCHAINED/#30 UNCHAINED | DAY 19  1/28/13 | INSPIRATION: Lulu Kitololo Lulu Kitololo is what you would call a creative superwoman; She can do it all. Known as a self-defined “ideamonger” Lulu paints, illustrates, writes, designs and teaches workshops all based upon honoring the magnificence of women, Africa, life and nature. Born and raised […]

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Sunday 27 January, 2013

Rachel Gichinga on Creative Fire | 30 Days Unchained: Day 18

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 18 – 1/27/13 | Inspiration: Rachel Gichinga Art is politics; and, it’s the weapon Kuweni Serious uses to, as they say, “fight the evil forces of apathy,” they saw plaguing Kenyan youth in the aftermath of the country’s 2007 elections. Kuweni Serious is a cultural activist organization based in Nairobi, Kenya. Their team […]

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Saturday 26 January, 2013

Bergitta Victor Revealed | 30 Days Unchained: Day 17

30 DAYS UNCHAINED/#30 UNCHAINED | DAY 17  1/26/13 | INSPIRATION: BERGITTA VICTOR Just when you think you’ve figured out Bergitta Victor‘s style, she surprises you. When I first heard her debut single, “Say Love,” from her latest album, So Happy, I thought I had her music pegged—bohemian folk with an inspiring message. I expected the […]

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Friday 25 January, 2013

Media Magician: Iman Milner | 30 Days Unchained: Day 16

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 15 – 1/25/13 | Inspiration: Iman Milner With a magic touch for media, Iman has pushed past the usual boundaries that the world has gotten so well used to. Iman Milner is the proud co-founder and contributor to EDGE Magazine, which showcases entrepreneurial and exciting youth who speak to our personal, […]

Thursday 24 January, 2013

Art of a Woman: Jaimee Todd | 30 Days Unchained : Day 15

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 15 – 1/23/13 | Inspiration: Jaimee Todd As a self-taught painter and photographer, Jaimee Todd  has learned how to transfer the range of her emotions, into colorful art. Jaimee’s influences, which include the abstract realism of Georgia O’Keeffe and pan-African and Native American aesthetics, translate into an artform that is completely her […]

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Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Freedom Fighter: Zaki Ibrahim | 30 Days Unchained : Day 14

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 14 – 1/23/13 | Inspiration: Zaki Ibrahim Canadian-born, South African singer/songwriter Zaki Ibrahim is a star in her own right. Zaki has created a distinct symphony of sound that is  both fresh and addictive. Ibrahim’s haunting vocals and charisma, blend with R&B, hip hop and electronica on her latest album Every […]

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Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Beautifully Absurd: Nina Chanel Abney | 30 Days Unchained : Day 13

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 13 – 1/22/13 | Inspiration: Nina Chanel Abney Playfully sinister and visually complex Nina Chanel Abney masters the art of duality in her large-scale paintings. On the one hand, her art is inviting and energetic, with bright colors and cartoon-like figures. However, when you look closer, you realize some of […]