Souleo: Miss Jessie’s CEO Successfully Navigates Criticism

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Earlier this month TV personality, Sheryl Underwood (The Talk) felt compelled to apologize for negative remarks she made about kinky hair in September 2013. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Bionka, Trans Star Of New Show ‘Transcendent’

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Is the mainstream media visibility of transgender women such as Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner a passing fad or not? It is a question that causes Bionka to pause and reflect on the long journey of raising awareness for the transgender community. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Black Designers Absent From NYFW

Fe Noel Spring 2016 Collection_Credit Johnny NunezAs diversity becomes the buzzword across all industries, New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is no exception. Continue Reading →

Souleo: ‘Black Panthers’ Doc Presents Rise And Fall Of Activist Organization


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To tell the story of the Black Panther Party is to explore race, economic inequality, political corruption, violence, police brutality, the politics of style, betrayal and hope. Continue Reading →

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 →