Souleo: Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Is Headed To Philly (radio)

Danny Simmons (1)The walls at Rush Arts Galleries are expanding beyond New York City and into Philadelphia, PA. The news was delivered during the fourth annual Gold Rush Awards held this past Saturday at Littlefield in Brooklyn, NY. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Preview A New Streaming Black Content Service

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Much has been stated about television’s lack of diversity and perceived gains in tackling that issue with black actors at the forefront of successful shows… Continue Reading →

Souleo: Meet the Unforgetable Personalities Of Harlem’s Iconic, Paris Blues Bar

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While the jazz-fueled heyday of the Harlem Renaissance era has long since played its last note, there are a few places in the historic ‘Black Mecca’ that continue to honor its legacy amid rapid gentrification.

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Souleo: Harlem’s New Children’s Museum Opens In Harlem

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Visual artist, David Shrobe wishes that during his childhood in Harlem he had his own local children’s museum. As a fourth generation Harlemite he is finally seeing that dream manifested with the opening of Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling. Continue Reading →

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 →

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: Nas helps celebrate Hennessy’s 250th anniversary

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Most rappers are known for having an element of bravado but even legendary recording artist, Nas can’t help but express modesty when it comes to Hennessy. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Baltimore photographer Debuts Exhibition inspired by Freddie Gray protests

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Devin Allen refuses to let the momentum for social justice subside after the city of Baltimore erupted in protests following the death of Freddie Gray. Continue Reading →