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A One on One Conversation with Rief ‘Rawyal’

It’s September and with all the great energy in the city going on with Fashion Week, I get EXCITED!!! From going backstage and watching the crew prepare the models with makeup and hair, to watching models rip the runway, and listening to the latest tunes, is an adventure itself! Listen to my latest adventure as I have a One on One Conversation with Read the rest of this entry

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A ‘Fashion’s Night Out’ Extravaganza

The kickoff to styles leading to New York Fashion Week took place on Thursday, September 6, allowing celebrations for fashion to take over with tons of festivities around Read the rest of this entry

A One on One Conversation with Ricardo Mathews

It’s the month of August and with all the news starting the month off with the Olympics, I get super excited about the upcoming season in sports! “ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL” !? I am! Listen to my latest adventure as I have a One on One Conversation with Mr. Ricardo Mathews, Defensive Lineman for the Indianapolis Colts! Ricardo shares his story on how he fell in love with football, his inspiration, and tells what a day in the life is like on and off the field! In this game, he’s literally making moves! Get ready to enjoy this adventure we have a One on One Conversation with #peoplemakingmoves! Read the rest of this entry

Live…Breathe…Survive…

On Saturday, August 11, 2012, Live… Breathe…Survive… showcased the talents of emerging artists and designers through a charity event supporting cancer research at the ZAHZO gallery in Chelsea, NY. This event was dedicated in memoriam of Joseph Pugh and Margo Basset as well as to raise funds for the American Cancer Society in order to aid care and research for cancer patients.

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Celebrating Culture in ‘The Boogie Down Bronx’

On Friday, August 3, The Bronx Salsa Fest kicked off its month long celebration starting at the Pregones Theater in Bronx, NY for a documentary screening of “From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale”. A film by Henry Chalfant, Elena Martinez, and Steve Zeitlin, gave the history of the Bronx and explained the birth of the salsa and hip-hop movement. With music and commentary expressed by musicians and dancers, this feature showcased the Bronx dance and music culture to its fullest. Read the rest of this entry

The Return of the Broadway, FELA!

FELA! has once again returned to Broadway at The Al Hirschfeld Theatre to share the electrifying story of a man who played a pivotal role in igniting young people through socially conscious music about the  government in Nigeria. Based on the life of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the play takes place in the late 70’s during the peak of Fela Kutis’ status as an influential composer and political activist. Read the rest of this entry

It’s Showtime ….

A recent adventure to the Apollo Theater in Harlem USA allowed me to experience one of the treasures which has been the home for many artists from musical genres of blues, jazz, R&B, soul, and hip-hop just to name a few. A talented array of artists and musicians had the chance to make their journey to stardom in this historic treasure. While I’ve walked passed this venue many times, I’ve never taken an opportunity to go inside the doors. Only to see others go in for shows and of course take pictures of myself standing outside the venue.

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East Harlem Multi-Cultural Festival

Despite the scorching heat, I love what the summertime brings out in communities throughout the city!  Whether it’s street fairs, block parties, recreational activities, or my favorite, BBQ’s, it’s always something to get into. A Saturday trip uptown allowed me to experience the East Harlem Multi-Cultural Festival at La Placita de La Marqueta in El Barrio, NYC.  Read the rest of this entry

Summertime in The Chi!

While it’s great to experience NYC during the summertime, it’s also great to see how Chicago gets down during this time of the year! An impromptu visit allowed me to take a “Chi Town” experience to another level. Perhaps the energy of New York was still in me, because I was greeted with industry peers who were getting ready for the TBS Just 4 Laughs special which kicks off June 12-17 in the loop of  the city. Read the rest of this entry

Let’s Pause for a Cause with Joyful Joy

With so many events going on in the city, it’s always exciting to be on the scene where there’s a party with a purpose! On Tuesday, May 22, Joyful Joy Foundation was launched at the XL Lounge in New York, NY. Osas Ighodaro, actress and former Miss Black USA 2010, founded Joyful Joy to sustainably transform the lives of people living under the poverty line in Africa, one community at a time.

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