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Archive for February, 2017

MOONLIGHT

Barry Jenkins’ award winning Oscar contender Moonlight , dares to defy the typical Hollywood stereotypes and clichés to become one of the most impactful movies to hit theaters in years. Being only the second feature film t...

WHO WAS K. DUNN?

A Movement is Born “I use to want the words “She tried” on my tombstone. Now I want “She did it.” That was one of the famous quotes of Madame Katherine Dunham. It was difficult enough to even imagine accomplishing muc...


TYLER LEPLY

Choosing To Have Tyler Lepley never envisioned himself as a working actor, not to mention the star of a hit television series. He stars in the one-hour drama, “The Haves and the Have Nots” which follows the tangled ...

WHAT IS FASHION?

Depending on where you are and who you ask, you may receive a variety of answers. Some responses may be a bit overwhelming or disturbing, especially if you already have a preconceived notion or your very own ideology of fashion...


Mason Sylvester’s New Look & Collection – NYFW

Housed in an unassuming space off of Forsyth in LES, Mason Sylvester’s Fall/Winter 2017 Collection debuted during New York Fashion Week. The award-winning designer has been, “creating menswear for over a decade,” and conf...

MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE

If you think you know all there is to know about poet, author, orator, and icon Maya Angelou, think again. The PBS American Masters documentary “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” makes it quite clear that there was much more...


GUANCIALE SHRIMP ROULADE WITH POMEGRANATE DRESSING

(BEAT Bobby Flay cooking show dish) Recipe by Chef Serge Pambo 4 jumbo shrimps 4 thin slices of guanciale (2 mm) 4 nice leaves of fresh bibb lettuces 4 tsp of pomegranate seeds   FOR DRESSING 2 Tbsp. of pomegranate vinegar...

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

“I can’t be a pessimist because I’m alive. I’m forced to be an optimist.” James Baldwin “I Am Not Your Negro”, directed by Raoul Peck and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, is a revolutionary film based on activist J...


Hidden Figures

They say that behind every great man is a great woman. Such was the case with the astronauts at NASA. In this story however, the women behind the men were African-American mathematicians who unfortunately have been largely ...

KEEPING IT REAL – Natural Woman

Cierra Jackson is Miss District of Columbia 2016 and I am her personal fitness trainer. My responsibility is to be sure she is in the best possible shape upon arrival, for the annual Miss America Pageant. The pageant was held S...






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