The Culture of Comfort Food

Comfort food is a cunning phrase. The very utterance gives deference to both emotional and physical reaction. The “comfort” part could be the anticipation of an unknown taste or the memory of the ...

Gordon Parks in L.A. (Lower Alabama)

A new generation of film aficionado was introduced to the character of Shaft when Sam Jackson starred in the 2003 re-make. While it was a fresh attempt at modern storytelling, the film didn’t quite ...

Tracy Reese Is Having Fun With Fall 2013 Collection

Tracy Reese’s Fall 2013 Collection is colorful, fun and alive with touches of retro-whimsy. Having an air of retro-styling that immediately recalls the 1980’s, old school Luther and Force MD’s w...

Grace Jones at the Grammys

Grace Jones and the late Rick James were co-presenters for the “Best Male R&B Artist” category at the 1982 Grammy Awards. After her runway-esque swirl to the microphone, topped only by...

The Urban Harp Youth Ensemble: Sounds Like Heaven

In 2000, with two borrowed harps, Elisabeth Remy Johnson, principal harpist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Roselyn Lewis, an Atlanta Public Schools teacher, began a program to teach urban you...

The African American – Irish Connection

The town of Moneygall, Ireland anxiously awaits a visit from its most famous son: President Barack H. Obama. Fleeing the historic famine of Ireland, his great-great-great grandfather, Falmouth Kearney...

MIT for…Free

Pedigree and student loan servitude are no longer the deciding factors for acquiring knowledge and curriculum-based classroom experiences. With online college class portal Coursera, attending some of ...

Menswear, circa 1970

Kojak had the Fedora and Link had the precursor to the Member’s Only jacket. Both, also had what was required to successfully don modern men’s apparel from the 1970’s: lots of testosterone. ...