#BlackCreativesMonth Ice Cube

The black creative that I chose to highlight is O’Shea Jackson Sr. aka Ice Cube who is an American rapper, writer/director and actor. Ice Cube initially gained recognition as a member of the hip hop group C.I.A. in 1984. Then shortly after that group dismembered, himself, Dr. Dre and Eazy E, formed the group N.W.A,…

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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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Five Podcasts Creative Individuals Should Listen To

Whether you are a painter, musician or writer, creative block is an unavoidable battle that you will come across at least once in your life. When you feel stuck, tuning in to a podcast is a good way to get creative ideas flowing, and listening to professionals who do what you love, might help you…

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#Netflix Features 47 Black Creatives in the Recreation of “A Great Day in Harlem” Photo and Video

Yesterday Netflix released a photo and video that reimagines the iconic 1958 photo known as “A Great Day in Harlem.” The original featured 57 famous jazz musicians in front of a Harlem brownstone and was taken by Art Kane for Esquire magazine. Kane himself has been quoted as calling the photo “the greatest picture of…

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