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Revolutionary ART Presents: Say it Loud!: Supporting Black & Brown Artists in Michigan
Doors at 6:00pm, 18+, $3 suggested donation
All proceeds will go to Heartside Art Gallery http://www.facebook.com/HeartsideGalleryAndStudio
Networking & Dialogue begins at 6:00pm Ends at 8:00pm
Hosted by Rev ART Founders: Johannah Jelks & Georgia Taylor
Music will Be Provided By- Michigan Black Expo URBRadio
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Donna Summer, the queen of disco whose career spanned four decades and earned her multiple number one hits and five Grammy awards, has died after a long battle with cancer, TMZ and E-online and the AP are reporting. The AP confirmed the death with the singer’s family.
She was 63.
Her first hit came in 1975 [...]
Source: New York Times
ATLANTA — It is 1 a.m., but the night is young for Dre Rosenberg, a 22-year-old clothing stylist here. Later, he will grab drinks with friends and hit the nightclubs in Atlanta’s wealthiest neighborhood, Buckhead.
But first he needs a haircut.
So Mr. Rosenberg goes to one of the few places [...]
Twenty emerging photographers and filmmakers present refreshing images of young black men who challenge popular notions of urban black masculinity. Guest curated by Shantrelle P. Lewis, this exhibition defies the negative image of the black male as “thug” and explores contemporary expressions of the “Black Dandy,” the sophisticated urban gentleman whose “swagger” engages both African [...]
Source: Gallerist NY
And her name’s DJ Venus X. Why not follow her on Twitter? She’s already got a profile in The New York Times style section. The piece opens with a scene from the after party for Terry Richardson’s exhibition at Half Gallery, “Mom & Dad.” Quoth Richard Phillips: “It was one [...]
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Claudia Coleman, 56 Neiman Marcus Personal Shopper
How many times have you walked into a store, ready to buy—only to find no one there to help, or even take your money? Or could you see the sales associates but they couldn’t seem [...]
To combat the devastation caused by illegal assault rifles in Africa’s war zones, founder of Ethos water, Peter Thum, announced today the launch of Fonderie 47. Based in New York City, Fonderie 47 removes AK47s from war zones and transforms them into rare jewelry, watches and accessories.
In partnership with NGOs working in Africa, Fonderie 47 [...]
Advertising Executive, Artist Manager, and Marketing Guru Steve Stoute released his new book today entitled, The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy! Stoute draws from his diverse background in the music industry and brand marketing to chronicle how an upstart art form – street poetry [...]
By- Joy Keys
Forbes Magazine , the largest and most influential business publication in the world has named soleRebels founder Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu to its recently published list 20 Youngest Power Women In Africa List .
“ These are 20 women, all under age 45, who wield enormous influence in African business, [...]
Founded in 2008, Street Etiquette is a style blog that approaches personal style from an urban perspective. With sartorial influences stretching over many areas and eras of fashion, owners Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs, each just twenty years old, combine to publish a truly unique vision of fashionable menswear. Among other accolades, Street Etiquette has [...]