Issue 14

Article titled AFRICA OYÉ


Established in 1992, AFRICA OYÉ is the largest celebration of African culture, including music, in the United Kingdom!  Numerous are the historical and contemporary negative representations, such as corruption, disease, poverty and violen... Continue Reading
Article titled Eunice Johnson

Eunice Johnson

“Mrs. Johnson [was] smart enough as a businesswoman, as a visionary, to take color and translate it to the needs of women of many hues … Everything with Mrs. Johnson became a celebration of who we are, of who Black women were.” ~ Andre Leo... Continue Reading
Article titled Dapper Dan

Dapper Dan

“No one has a story like Dapper Dan.  His evolution from hustler to fashion icon is the stuff of legend.” ~ Janelle Okwodu, journalist, Vogue On August 8, 1944 a baby boy was born in the Harlem community of the Manhattan borough to R... Continue Reading
Article titled BLACKListed Culture – Sounds XXXVIII

BLACKListed Culture – Sounds XXXVIII

“There are all forms of it that we forgotten … I want to remind people that Black music is amazing …” ~ Robert Glasper Let’s hear where this playlist of music will take us …! Chuck Berry – “A Teenage Wedding/You Can Never Te... Continue Reading
Article titled Message From the King (2016)

Message From the King (2016)

Message From the King is about the journey that Jacob King (Chadwick Boseman) undertakes to locate his sister, Bianca (Sibongile Mlambo).  Living in Cape Town, South Africa, he receives a distressed message from her, stating she is in serious trou... Continue Reading
Article titled Beyond the Lights (2014)

Beyond the Lights (2014)

n this romantic drama, upcoming singing sensation Noni Jean (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is struggling to battle the demands of her professional and personal life.  Complicating these aspects are her overbearing “mom-ager”, Macy (Minnie Driver), and indu... Continue Reading