ART, ARTISTS, MUSIC, THINK & LEARN

How SZA Reimagines the Glory of Black Femininity

“Black Girl Magic”.  A contemporary phrase that addresses the brilliance and power that black women around the world embody, these three seemingly simple words honor the enduring trials and tribulations of being both black and female in societal structures developed by racism and patriarchal definition.  Being existentially a minority within a minority, the media ( […]

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Getting to know NYC based artistic collective “The Creatrix Haus”

Passionate and insightful with talent ranging from writing to pretty much everything out there briefly captures the empowering essence of “The Creatrix Haus”. The collective is composed of artistically as well as intellectually equipped individuals hailing from the inner boroughs of the bustling New York City. The group expresses themselves through nearly every medium of […]

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MUSIC, THINK & LEARN

Atlanta – how it became the new Mecca for hip hop

For years we have seen unmatched talent flood out of the east and west coast. Untouchables like The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Snoop Dogg, P. Diddy — the list goes on. Back in the late 80s to the 90s, the music industry was run by the coasts. Now we are seeing artists pop out of […]

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40 CREATIVES OF 2016

The world is constantly introduced to a variety of individuals that impact, influence, and innovate. Without them, we are incapable of experiencing different types of artistic expression. Designers, musicians, photographers, writers, etc. – they all inspire us with their work. This year, especially, was full of impressive creations from progressing, as well as famous, artists. […]

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ART, THINK & LEARN

The pressure on the mind and black art

Almost 2 weeks ago, Kanye West entered a psychiatric facility due to an episode of psychosis fueled by severe exhaustion and overworking. This eventually led him to cancel the remainder of his massive Saint Pablo Tour and be treated in a Los Angeles facility. This is coming only months after Kanye’s influential protege Kid Cudi entered a rehabilitation facility […]

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Designer, Cam’Ron Evans, channels retro-futurism through UNIVERDGE

Among the multifarious types of self-proclaimed designers promoting and selling their hats and t-shirts over the internet, there are a promising few who create notable, eye-catching threads. One of the few includes Houston native, Cam’Ron Evans. He is a student at Texas Southern University who manages both his academics and creative enterprise, Univerdge. Evans created […]

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