This is the best season to begin to be the LOVE you seek! -ily ak
Looking forward to checking this out.
Wrapping paper by DVF.
Fabulous comes in wrapping paper! Love it. Happy holidays lovers!
Superwomen don't give up! - ily ak
Yes...Christmas just came early for a lot of us! I have been waiting on this album for like 15 years. Listening to my Pandora D'Angelo station extra tough, but now my ears can feast on some new tunes. Just started listening and I already know it's gonna be classic.
Been thinking a lot about the journey to your dreams...to our dreams. The mastery is in the journey not the destination. INTERN isn't a bad word...is it? I've noticed many young women...want things instantly. We all want it NOW. But there is value in the bud becoming a flower. We don't judge the flower for taking too long to bloom. We just watch and marvel when we see a tiny bud go to a blossom. So why do we put that pressure on ourselves?
Diahann Carroll. Cheif Boss. Broadway Star. Tony an Emmy & Golden Globe winner. Yeah...that's exactly what I'm thinking. We gotta get to work!
Daughter of an English teacher. Mother. Artist. Poet. Actress. Writer. Lyricist. Singer. This woman changed us. I remember listening to her album THE MISEDUCATION of LAURYN HILL while I was in college at Howard University (a.k.a. the mecca! - my partners J.M. -FAMU alum & D.G. -Spelman alum think otherwise;) and finally feeling like someone SAW me. Wow. What an amazing feeling. Lauryn Hill required the world recognize the black woman and all our glory. I swear the guys on campus treated US differently. Thank you, we are forever grateful Ms. Hill. Many, many, many thanks.
ily - ak
on this monday after thanksgiving i am so grateful for my fellow brown paper dolls, dana monique gills and jeanette lynn mcduffie. we have learned so much as a team, and i'm thankful that god brought us together. we came together to create images through tv & film that reflect all of who we are....and who you are! can't wait to share all we have... with you! note: i did not get dg & jm's approval of the above pictures.
For those times when you just have to give in to your sweet tooth. Happy holidays!!!
pie hole - 714 traction avenue, DTLA
If you could see all the hours, days and years of HARD work that went into this history breaking BROADWAY moment, you would have the full picture. I absolutely adore this girl. She started as my little sister/boss (I was her choreographer for a period) and now she is a friend I admire. She works harder than anyone I know. Keke your triumphs are ours. You hold us down and you represent us well. Keep going... the world needs you.
Aminah is a fellow dancer, so you know she understands feet! Love her sandals & pumps--l I ove a heel and a bow! These shoes are screen worthy;) Heck they deserve their own scene! Click picture for more on her!! Don't ya love to see women going after it.?! Get it Aminah.
so excited about this! steve mcqueen and harry belafonte teaming up to create a film about the multifaceted life of paul robeson. def a project to look out for...love this quote from mcqueen about his relationship with belafonte - "we get on like a house on fire. I never thought I’d make a new friend, and a man who is 87 years old but I’m very happy, he’s a beautiful man.” (belafonte is one of my absolute faves...if only i were 50 yrs older lol!!)
Cynthia Erivo. Simply beautiful voice. Every time I watched the trailer for Beyond the Lights, I was drawn to the voice on this song and wondered to whom it belonged. Enjoy!
do we really have to speak on the AWEsomeness of Ms. Diana Ross?.... if this doesn't motivate you to put your hand on your hip, and stand in all your glory...nothing will.
I absolutely love that these two seem to just sing their own song and have always seemed so in sync...so harmonious. Wishing Solange and Alan a lifetime of supernatural, extraordinary love. Keep shining!
Art by Chung Kwang Young
"Color inspires the imagination" - Michael Chekov
I have always been drawn to color. Full. Bright. Rich. Color. It allows me to DREAM. It gives me hrmission to LOVE. It's the reason we create. The world needs more. I just got goosebumps. Let's GO.