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YASIN ABDUR: Artistic Guru

Yasin Abdur was born Allen Roosevelt Travis III, in NYC, into a family of artists. His mother was a Model and his Great Uncle, George “Rufus” Adams was a Jazz musician. A precocious child displaying artistic ability very young, it came as no surprise when at age 3, he began singing and at the age… Continue reading YASIN ABDUR: Artistic Guru

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Kristen V. Carter – Screenwriter, Television Producer & Educator

Kristen V. Carter is a screenwriter, television producer, and educator from Newark, New Jersey. She has produced for a variety of cable’s top programs including MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, OWN’s My Mom is Obsessed, and Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. In addition, Kristen has served as a speech writer for Viacom executives, including BET’s CEO… Continue reading Kristen V. Carter – Screenwriter, Television Producer & Educator

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Should Zoe Saldana Star in Nina Simone Biopic? The Dark vs. Light Skin Debate Continues

  A movie about the life of African American singer-songwriter Nina Simone is coming under fire in recent weeks. Producers for the forthcoming biopic Nina, announced this week that Zoe Saldana would play the title role. Zoe Saldana, 34, got the role after Mary J. Blige, who’s been attached to the film for years, announced… Continue reading Should Zoe Saldana Star in Nina Simone Biopic? The Dark vs. Light Skin Debate Continues

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Behind The Scenes With Gustavius Smith

Gustavius Smith is an award-winning writer and director from Nassau, Bahamas. With interests in design, writing and acting he studied theater at Florida A&M University and later worked in Nassau as a staff reporter for The Tribune newspaper. His articles have been published by PolicyMic and NYIHA Media. In 2002, Smith’s passion for storytelling led… Continue reading Behind The Scenes With Gustavius Smith

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Gabby Douglas Wins The All-Around Title

  Gabby Douglas’ gold medal winning routine will forever be remembered as one of the greatest moments in Olympic history. It is hard to take your eyes off of the sixteen year old’s exciting routine as she executes with such skill. When she is competing, her energy is electric. When she is being interviewed, her… Continue reading Gabby Douglas Wins The All-Around Title

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Greg Banks… “not your average artist”

GREG BANKS A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Gregory Banks is not your average artist. In a time where mediocrity has become the norm in an ever-changing music industry, only a few singers shine as true artists. He has opened up for Multi-Platinum artist Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, Mike Jones, and Jazzy Jeff; won a… Continue reading Greg Banks… “not your average artist”

Art, BLACK Cuisine, Culinary, Culture, Education

BLACK Cuisine: Macadamia Nut Crusted Salmon Stuffed w/ Shitake Mushrooms, Herbed Goat Cheese, Arugula and Lemon

INGREDIENTS: 6 ounce Salmon (fresh, skinned) - 2 thick pieces of salmon are ideal 1 tablespoon Pecorino cheese, shredded 1/4 cup Chopped Macadamia Nuts 1/2 cup Shitake Mushrooms (sliced) 2 cups Fresh Arugula 1 clove Garlic, minced 1 teaspoon Granulated garlic powder 1 lemon (sliced into rings) 1 teaspoon Smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon Fresh dill,… Continue reading BLACK Cuisine: Macadamia Nut Crusted Salmon Stuffed w/ Shitake Mushrooms, Herbed Goat Cheese, Arugula and Lemon