Salters Scene: The Latin Explosion New York City Premiere

New York Premiere of the HBO Documentary Film The Latin Explosion: A New America

Story and Photography by Udo Salters

On Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 HBO held the New York Premiere of the HBO Documentary Film The Latin Explosion: A New America Held at the Hudson Theater. Continue Reading →

Empire Inspired Music Video And Other ‘Go Viral’ Picks

harlem-with-souleo1silderBy Souleo

Going viral has never been so competitive with the hordes of memes, videos and write-ups vying for attention on the web. This week we are highlighting several pieces of content that deserve to go viral from a theatre company’s entertaining music video to a topical book about race and politics. Continue Reading →

Souleo: How One Organization Is Giving Black Content Creators A Boost

Yaya DaCosta host of Season 7 of AfroPoP-The Ultimate Cultural Exchange_credit Allison Evans

By Souleo

If African-Americans engage with more media content than any other group, then why aren’t they equally represented behind the scenes as content creators? It is a complicated question fraught with issues of access, economics, and of course, race. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: GlobalGrind Launches New Series

global grind twoIn December, Interactive One (iOne) acquired GlobalGrind, founded by Russell Simmons, as the first step towards expanding its reach among young Americans across all races and backgrounds.   Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: Rush Arts Foundation’s Art For Life

Dave Chappelle and Russell Simmons

Dave Chappelle and Russell Simmons

By Udo Salters

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s 20th anniversary at the 2015 Art For Life benefit took place on Saturday, July 18th,, 2015. This year’s honorees were Dave Chappelle, Michaela and Simon de Pury, Ava DuVernay, and featured artist Wangechi Mutu. Continue Reading →