Barbie’s turning 60 and is now an Influencer

Okay Okay, so if you were into Barbie like me, you know that she doesn’t age – however, the business that created the pop culture icon, Mattel, turned 60 this year. Barbie’s “birthday” is March 9, 1959, and in 2014, Mattel created an Instagram account called @barbiestyle . It has about 2  million followers and it basically…

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Breakdancing could join the 2024 Olympic Games

The Olympic games are a chance for athletes from around the world to show off their skills and if the 2024 organizers can agree, the South Bronx sport of New York City -breakdancing, is in. According to Time Magazine, the 2024 Olympic Games will be held in Paris and they have proposed breakdancing should be…

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#Watch the New Trailer for Elton John Biopic “Rocket Man”

You may or may not know that classic rock is one of my favorite genres of music. No one ever introduced me to it, and I really can’t recall what song, what band, or what it was that intrigued me to love it so much, but I know it gives me a feeling way different…

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D.A.D presents Fashion, Art, & Music: The MELANIN EFFECT Event

The MELANIN EFFECT will be a night of appreciation for black art through all aspects: a variety of live music, live paintings, spoken poetry, dance interpretation, and a fashion show full of intentions. Artists will consist of JROCJARVIS, Donnosti, Sumo.theArtist, and more. WE are music, fashion, and dance. WE are the ART. Let’s all support…

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Celebrate Black History Month by sending cards from The Carrie Card Company

While scrolling down my timeline, I discovered a printing company created by Deborah Carrie called The Carrie Card Company. These awesome artistic cards were designed for urban consumers and businesses.   The company says they use premium card stock paper, photographic prints and artist embellishments to bring the cards to life. They have collections, wholesale options, calendars and…

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#BlackCreativesMonth Langston Hughes

Happy Birthday to American poet Langston Hughes! He was one of the earliest innovators of a new literary art form called jazz poetry. Best known as one of the leaders of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City. The poetry and fiction he wrote reflected the lives of working-class blacks in America at that time -reflecting…

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5 Things You Can Do to Promote Your Art

Are you an artist who sometimes feel as if you’re not doing enough to promote your artwork? Making sure that your work reaches people and potential buyers is crucial to achieving success from your produced work. Here are a few ways you can promote you your art: 1. Build a reputation and a collector base in your…

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Embrace Yolanda Gates: The Journey, Her Call, and being “Quiet Storm”

“My name is Yolanda Gates aka Quiet Storm. I am a mother, a writer, and a gentle gangster.” Embracing Things for What They Are Born and raised in Chicago by her mother, Yolanda Gates grew up in a middle-class home where she was sheltered and very quiet. She learned that a lot of her lessons in…

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Marvel comic-book writer and film producer Stan Lee passes away

Stan Lee, the co-founder of Marvel Comics, passed away today at the age of 95. He’s well-known as one of the architects of the American comic book industry, and the creator of superheroes like Spider-Man, Black Panther, and the Incredible Hulk. Lee’s daughter reportedly told TMZ that he was rushed to Cedar-Sinai Medical Center after health…

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Long Beach, CA rapper Vince Staples set to star in new heist film “Punk”

According to Fader,  Vince Staples will star as the lead role in a full feature-length film entitled Punk.  The Hollywood Reporter reported that this independent movie is written and directed by Richard Hughes. The movie is about a young kid named Peter (Vince Staples)who receives a rejection letter then takes off on a road trip with a…

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The 1980s meets Old English Makeup Brand

Starting a makeup brand can be fun with the right partners and vision in mind, but how often does a brand capture your attention? Sauce Box Cosmetics gives consumers that fun, playful feel to their products while delivering great pigmentation. By starting off small, they are still an indie company which many consumers don’t know…

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The Source Magazine is requesting “REP YA HOOD” Submissions

Source wants you to show off your skills and capture glimpses of your neighborhood, its culture and the people. ” Take us on a journey of your “hood highlights” and introduce us to your city’s most influential people, places, and things.  Submit your best work in a short-form video that showcases all the cool spots around…

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Instagram Poets You Need to Check Out

(Featured Image made using Adobe Spark App) Social Media creates multiple platforms for indecent artists, writers, and business to promote their work. An old, but new on the rise social media platform for poets to use is Instagram. This social media app is known for their users to take pictures, crop, and design, and share…

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#Watch “G Funk”| A YouTube Originals Documenatry

“When you’re making magic, sometimes the ingredients don’t come with instructions” – Snoop Dogg In the early 90s, the G Funk style of hip-hop emerged from Los Angeles, which combines elements of Motown, Funk, and R&B with socially-aware gangsta rap. From it,  for the first time, a hip-hop album debuted at #1 on the pop…

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U.K Rapper Stormzy Set to Release Book, Along Imprint with Penguin Random House

According to Fader, Stormzy announced #Merky Books, a book collab with Penguin Random House U.K. The debut release will be Stormzy’s first-ever book, Rise Up: The #Merky Journey So Far and will include “hundreds of never-before-seen photographs, annotated lyrics, and contributions from those closest to him.” Stormzy expanded on IG about giving unheard authors a voice, “I…

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Frank Ocean Course will be Taught at Berkley

According to XXL, a Frank Ocean -themed course will be taught for the Fall semester at the University of California, Berkeley. The class was revealed on Twitter along with a graphic of the artist. “I proposed a course on Frank Ocean @ UC Berkeley and it got approved,” Gill posted. “Very stoked to be teaching…

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#CheckOut BTS Memphis Duo Photoshoot with Alexan Photography, MsNiseyBaby, &Vianica Warren| By Felipe Olvera

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A Heroic Craving | 2 Shows that will Satisfy

The Avengers, Justice League, Deadpool, these movies all have one thing in common, superheroes. However, if you are like me, after seeing the movies you will be left with a sense of bewilderment and wonder. A hunger for more action and story. Well, fret not because I know two shows that will satisfy that craving.…

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Guess What Producers? Fruity Loops is Available on Mac!

According to Fader, this popular hip-hop production software –used by heavyweights like Metro Boomin, Pi’erre Bourne, and many other artists, is not just exclusive to PC anymore. Yesterday Image-Line announced that the latest edition of the program, FL Studio 20, is Mac compatible. You can grab it here -new users can get it for free!…

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The Handwriting of Kurt Cobain and John Lennon Are Downloadable Fonts

Designers Nicolas Damiens and Julien Sens have launched a project called Songwriters Fonts, which creates free fonts based on the handwriting of legends like Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, John Lennon, and Leonard Cohen. The designers say the fonts can only be used for personal use, so professional graphic designers can’t use these on paid assignments,…

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#TheWeeknd ‘s First Comic Book

The Weeknd co-wrote a comic book with the Marvel team. “Marvel is the pinnacle of success in their field and I’ve been a lifelong fan of their work,” he says. “To be able to partner with them is a dream come true.” According to a Marvel press release, the comic book based on Abel’s Starboy album is…

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#BlackCreativesMonth: Spike Lee

Shelton Jackson “Spike” Lee is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983.He made his directorial debut with She’s Gotta Have It (1986), and has since directed such films as Do the Right Thing(1989), Malcolm X (1992), The Original Kings…

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#Solange is #HarvardFoundation’s 2018 Artist of the Year.

Solange will be recognized and honored at the annual Harvard Foundation award ceremony on March 3rd during the Cultural Rhythms Festival in the Memorial Hall’s Sanders Theatre. Previous Harvard Foundation awards have been presented to the likes of the multi-talented Viola Davis, Queen Latifah, Halle Berry, LL Cool J, Jackie Chan, Denzel Washington, Salma Hayek,…

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#JeCaryousJohnson’s “Set It Off” Stage Play, Stars #DABrat as “Cleo”. Tickets on Sale Now!

Je’Caryous Johnson presents SET IT OFF centers on four childhood friends who spent a lifetime struggling to move away from the mean streets of their neighborhood. The system stole their dreams and now the four are determined to steal them back. As one grapples with the possibility of losing her only child, the foursome find…

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#BlackCreativesMonth:Jean-Michel Basquiat

Basquiat is an American artist from Brooklynn, New York — who went from being homeless and unemployed to selling a single painting for up to $25,000 in a matter of several years.   SAMO color work at A’s, Arleen Schloss, 1979  

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Teresa Arreola is Sunluna.

Before a Camera, an IPOD. I started out doing art with myself. I would take selfies, random pictures, and then edit them, somehow they came out very photogenic. People would talk like “Oh your pictures are “too” nice or “You don’t look like that!”, which would upset me because I wasn’t trying to Catfish! I…

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