Short Film: Ladylike

Ladylike is an amazing film that reimagines modern women in a noir world. Two retro vixens go through their day in style with a love for an interesting hobby. (Short film begins at 0:30) Ladylike is a present day film noir directed by Tiffany Johnson and co-written by Nicholas Williams. The pair produced the short with Jenapher Forline…

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Black Girls Rock

In honor of tonight’s showing of Black Girls Rock  here are some inspirational quotes from black women who are known for stayng true to themselves and remaining authentic throughout their careers. “Whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free… your true self comes out.” – Tina Turner “You…

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Photography Profile: Zarita E Zevallos

Zarita Zevallos is a Haitian photographer and architect based in New York. Zarita portrays different aspects of masculinity through Kòktèl.  Kòktèl, the Haitian creole term which translates to the cocktail, is about exploring the diversity of masculinity. A cocktail is defined as a mixture of often diverse elements or ingredients. Zarita wanted to visually express the diversity of masculinity…

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Short Film: Papa Machete

I had the honor of seeing Papa Machete at Homeless, a pop-up exhibit located in Miami. The exhibit curated by Axel Void featured local and international artists ranging from film to watercolor on canvas. Papa Machete takes the viewer on a voyage to Jacmel, Haiti where Alfred Avril teaches the Haitian art of machete fencing also known…

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Watch Markus Ceasar in “Cotton”.

Markus Caesar of FREE DYSTOPIA raps over a screwed sample of “The Panties” by Mos Def. As Caesar raps about relations in a warped field, 70s graphics match his words. “Cotton” is featured on the EP Trial & Error. Listen here. Video directed by Daykuul.

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The Neptunes Present… “The Eighth Planet”

  The short film takes the viewer to 2003 amongst The Neptunes rising and reign. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo go behind the scenes with interviews, beat-making, and music previews.   The 30-minute short film was included in The Neptunes Present…Clones album and Limited Edition Bonus DVD. It was directed and edited by Jason Goldwatch. It features the…

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Style: Dreamstack

Dreamstack came to fruition back in January. As a product of testing ideas since 2013, it represents originality and creativity. With the motto: “Say less, Create more” it encourages creating a product instead of solely talking about it. Graphic t-shirts, bucket hats, and dad hats have been released. The latest release contains “Dream Denim” dad hats and the…

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Local Music: “Only Us” by Freddie Grahamz

  Freddie Grahamz cruises the Miami streets in his latest video for “Only Us”. Grahamz’ sophomore mixtape, Goldmouth, is soon to be debuted. It follows the UpAllNite mixtape and short film. The upcoming mixtape features a BTS blog showing the making of the KIDEEZ remix and unreleased songs. In “Only Us” Grahamz displays his great storytelling ability…

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Barkley L. Hendricks dies at age 72

  Rest in Peace to the great Barkley L. Hendricks. He was a famous photographer and contemporary painter known for his portrayal of black subjects. He created works that displayed the unknown black experience through vivid colors and ideas. His work has been featured at the Studio Museum in Harlem, The National Gallery of Art,…

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Join SZA and Zoe Kravitz on their Road Trip

  With “Drew Barrymore” as the soundtrack, Zoe Kravitz and SZA discussed different topics in a mini “SZA & Zoe” show. The two talked about zodiac signs, being categorized as alternative black girls, and the human experience. They both agree that confidence and kindness are the keys to everything. Listen to more of the two in…

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