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Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Indie Trailblazers Ava DuVernay and Emayatzy Corinealdi | 30 Days Unchained : Day 7

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day: 7 – 1/16/13 | Inspiration: Ava DuVernay and Emayatzy Corinealdi A dream realized is a beautiful thing. Just ask Ava Duvernay of AFFRM (The African American Film Festival Releasing Movement), an independent filmmaker who had the vision to leave behind a legacy on her own terms with an innovative approach to […]

Monday 07 January, 2013

30 Days Unchained >>> Is your right brain up to the challenge? [VIDEO]

Who would you be if you did something “unchained” everyday for 30 days? Hmmm… we think you’d be lighter, brighter and oooooozing creative confidence. But, that’s just our opinion – let’s find out together… Starting this Thursday, January 10th (the day this organization was born), everyday for 30 days, we’ll share excerpts of our most […]

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Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Mentorpreneurship in the Arts: Why reinvent the wheel? Roll with it. [VIDEO]

“Is there a glass ceiling for women of color in the arts?…And, either way, does it matter?” This question kicked off the first installment of the Women of Color in the Arts Creative Conversations series: For Colored Girls who Broke the Glass Ceiling when the Ladder Wasn’t Enuf. An engaging and thoughtful panel made up […]

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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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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 […]

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Tuesday 09 October, 2012

Live Unchained Invites You to Middle of Nowhere Debut and Poster Giveaway . Friday, October 12 [VIDEO]

Live Unchained is awarding a “Middle of Nowhere” movie poster autographed by writer/director Ava DuVernay and lead actress Emayatzy Corinealdi. Just join our “Middle of Nowhere” Facebook page and you’ll be entered to win. Two winners will be announced on Friday, October 12th and awarded after the film debut the same day. If you saw […]

Tuesday 21 August, 2012

At The Edge of Your Seat: How Lenelle Moïse Takes a Poet’s Approach to Playwriting

Eyes wide, spines straight, brows furrowed. Poet, playwright, and performance artist Lenelle Moïse enjoys when the audience is at the “edge of their seats.” Whether she’s bonding with the audience in her autobiographical one-woman show Womb Words, Thirsting or exploring the friendship of platonic soulmates in Expatriate, this 2012 Ruby Prize winner models openness, curiosity, […]

Tuesday 08 May, 2012

One Night in Brooklyn…The Diaspora Stood Up, Part 2

Are you ready to party?! Well, this isn’t just some quick thrill… Last month we introduced you to Esosa Edosomwan, creator of the next great house party film, One Night in Brooklyn. The party is fun, but not without drama. Young twentysomething’s from Ghana, Haiti, Ethiopia, Venezuela, Trinidad, the United States and more are faced […]

Friday 13 January, 2012

I Whip My NATURAL Hair Back and Forth!: Jenn on S*@t Natural Hair Girls Say

The “Shit _______ Says” videos are all the rage on the web. While we haven’t seen them all, we were happy to see someone hilariously representing for natural hair girls! Here we chat with Jenn, the brains and beauty of “Shit Natural Hair Girls Say,” on the making of the video, her creative background and […]

Tuesday 28 September, 2010

Kenya’s Creative Fire: A Conversation with Rachel Gichinga of Kuweni Serious

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 includes three creative minds committed to raising political consciousness […]