Souleo: Artist Uses Brands And Icons To Make A Cultural Statement

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We see them everywhere—in commercials, on billboards and the clothes we wear. In a media saturated world logos and icons have penetrated every facet of our subconscious. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Lizz Wright’s Soul-Searching Journey To Her New Album, Freedom & Surrender

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The end of a relationship and a near-death incident are enough to make anyone take a step back. But for singer-songwriter, Lizz Wright those two experiences presented a leap forward and paved the road for her new album, Freedom & Surrender. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Singer Avant Questions Today’s Music Industry

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Despite 15 years in R&B, Avant still wrestles with understanding his place in today’s music scene. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Artist Creates Fictional Television Network To Challenge Mainstream

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Change the channel. Better yet, turn off the television. Such is the advice artist, director and producer, Adu has for anyone serious about following and engaging in social justice initiatives. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Teedra Moses Overcomes Insecurity Releases Album Ten Years After Debut

Teedra Moses_Courtesy of Shanachie Entertainment1Teedra Moses comes across as a confident woman in her music and image. But a serious case of self-doubt forced her to delay an official follow-up to her acclaimed debut Complex Simplicity, by oh, a mere ten years. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Black Lives Matter Movement Inspires New Season Of Hit Show ‘Lexus Verses And Flow’

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When spoken word poet, Rob Gibsun was invited to perform on the TV One show, ‘Lexus Verses and Flow’ for the second season in a row, he felt compelled to address the tense climate of racial and social injustice. Continue Reading →

Souleo: New book positions Obama, Trayvon Martin, and Diana Ross as ‘Racial Icons’

Diana Ross from Surrender album photo shoot 1971Nicole R. Fleetwood calls her latest book On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination, “an act of love.” But readers may end up referring to it as tough love as Fleetwood offers a searing investigation into America’s fixation on black images from President Obama to a living legend of tennis, Serena Williams. Continue Reading →