Souleo: Singer Regina Belle Returns To R&B

Regina Belle_sliderBy Souleo

Veteran singer, Regina Belle is freer than she’s ever felt before. Known for her ‘80s and ‘90s R&B hits (“Make It Like It Was, “Baby Come to Me,” and “A Whole New World” with Peabo Bryson) the singer spent the past 15 years shying away from the music that made her famous.

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Empire Inspired Music Video And Other ‘Go Viral’ Picks

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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

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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 →

Souleo: On New Album, Angie Stone is Still A Dreamer

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Soul singer-songwriter, Angie Stone has an unshakeable faith in herself, in love and in the power of dreams and music. But over the past year that faith has been tested in the public eye. Continue Reading →

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 →