Makeda… body science in nature

Makeda has contributed to the cultivation of Pangea since the beginning. She has always been a favored muse. She is inspiration in body and mind. I’ve wanted to create captures with her since her first commentary here in the Garden. But I am in Atlanta and while this New York resident travels frequently, the sensual strength guru was always busy training her clients and hosting workshops. But as fortune would have it, she and I and stylist Nobella were able to come together to create this set of  images. We hope that you like them and I think she should do more. Don’t you? A...

pgp276: Zayd Malik:: The South iz New Afrika Vol. 2 :: OUTLAWRBG IN Tha Flesh ::

Via The CCCollective We had the great fortune of attending Zayd Malik’s Album Release Party for his sophomore project, The South iz New Afrika Vol. 2:: OUTLAWRBG in tha Flesh, at Cloud IX on saturday, and we would be remissed if we didn’t tell you how absolutelyCCCultural it was. The building was filled with CCCreative Spirits including Mshairi, Ife Jie, Sa-Roc the MC, Shariese Nicole, Iras Levy, Guerilla Rebuplik, The Nalo Movement, The nefTUNES, Queen Nef, B.I.G. NEL, Malik Killiam, ATL Smasherz, Minister Server, Jah’Son, Mic Chambers, Ajah Afrika, Wishing Well Media and more! What...

Henry Adebonojo…creations nude but beautiful

He is always looking for new forms of expression; always happy to follow wherever his camera takes him… Adebonojo’s works are the results of a journey. His vision is intense, creative and distinctive producing images that are inspired and provocative. His subjects are his muses and they seek to be captured by him. Henry says, “I have always been interested in portrait photography. Portraits stir me deeply. I have been a filmmaker and photographer for a fairly long time now. Within the last few years however my camera and I have been seduce by photography of nude forms in various...

Soundcheck: The Beauty Within Revisited…

Ari J is known for her work as a filmmaker and documentarian. With an eight year history as a creative in various genres, Ari has worked as director, director of photography and editor. As the producer of this video of the Dead Prez work, “The Beauty Within,” she worked with director/photographer Shannon Mccollum. Regarding this work, Ari had this to say on her website, “A casting call, produced by Shannon and artistic director, Jamila Crawford of Earthcandy Arts resulted in over 100 women from Atlanta, GA and various parts of the country, coming together to represent women...

Spread Love Felabration 2011 with DJ Kemit and Rich Medina in the ATL

This past Saturday Night was Spread Love’s annual Felabration party. This party is a celebration of the music and life of Fela Kuti . This Felabration was special because the musical FELA ! was here in Atlanta that week, and it was the 10th anniversary of Rich Medina’s Jump N Funk Party . It was a very good night from the start all the way to the end of the night. When I got there Dj Kemit was getting the vibe started and the spot was packed by 11:00 . Then after Kemit had folks warmed up and dancing, The Darryl Reeves Group came on for a quick live performance of a few of Fela’s...

Gadhafi is dead. Is there potential for an ‘African Spring’?

By Rohit Kachroo of the Grio.com Contrast two dictators — two friends in two different parts of Africa. One is Colonel Muammar Gadhafi — his face bloody, his shirt undone, his life over. After several weeks of silence, a grainy image has emerged which appears to show the corpse of the former dictator. Its release is a significant moment — it underlines the undignified end of Gadhafi’s years of terror, but it might also signal the end of the apparently unceasing momentum of a liberation movement that has swept across parts of Africa. theGrio: Does Gadhafi’s...

pgp275: A Black Woman’s Guide To Breast Cancer Awareness

Written by Shanece Taylor of Hello Beautiful Images by Artfelt Photography October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and according to BlackDoctor.org “African-American females experience higher death rates from breast cancer than any other racial or ethnic group.” This is partially due to African-American women tending to have more aggressive tumors. The fact is not meant to scare you, but it is meant as a wake up call. Educate yourself and women you know on risk factors, discover ways to reduce the risk of breast cancer, learn how to give yourself a breast exam, and help to fight breast cancer....

Ask Arielle Loren: Does Arielle’s “Sexpertise” Mess Up Her Dating Life?

You asked, “Do you find it harder to date due to your public image as a ‘sexpert’? Are men more intimidated by you or do you find the opposite true and they are more comfortable?” Ask Arielle Loren is an interactive web show for people to submit anonymous gender & sexuality questions via formspring [http://formspring.me/arielleloren] and receive an answer from Arielle Loren via YouTube [http://youtube.com/arielleloren]. No question is too outrageous, strange, or forbidden. Invite your friends to the show and ask away! More contributors, more visions, more voices…...

Serene… trinkets of liberation

Handmade necklaces were scattered along the nature trail in various places along the stroll and the concept was to leave what you had before for a something better along your journey. It was a little deep and a bit of a stretch but we were experimenting with new ways of approaching the Nature Stroll Series. I came up with the idea with earthSista Serene in mind and she (always anxious to try something different) agreed to participate. The beautiful baubles, provided by Nobella Creations, stylishly represented the rewards of liberation. The strands of fabric in which Serene was draped symbolized...

pgp274: Ndigo’s The Plotting

I am almost over the sexual lust & control i crave from u Who knew that i would grow to possibly surpass my nympho-ism Sum people listening that think they know me, would probably disagree with great optimism But what is happening is a true transformation My quest for self knowledge leads me to a magnificent destination With ur guidance and the most highs’ persistance i search for self Tho all this must take place rather hastily i overstand because too many of us are trapped on a religion shelf I feel a mission forming itself before me and i can’t afford for my vision to be blurry My...

RaeOfLite… a reverence of human in nature

Whispers of winds rustled the leaves while RaeOfLite felt the breezes against her skin like the gentle caresses of Mother Nature. Sunlight danced between the trees and kissed and her skin. She took it all in. Clearing her mind of the troubles of the day, RaeOfLite allowed the flush of nature to flow through her, becoming a part of it; respecting it. The joy that came with it was serene and peaceful. And from it came a strength and focus that empowered the young earthSista. No drama. No stress. Not there. Not then. RaeOfLite approached this setting tabula rasa; absent of any preconceived ideas or...

The Awkward Black Girl Adventures present The Icebreaker

“The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” is the online tv show that follows the title character and friends as she navigates through life, love and awkward situations. ABG is also universal. It’s a series with a black female character in the lead role, but at its core, it’s about being “awkward,” which is a unifying and universal thing that we all have experienced in some capacity. The lead character, J, faces the most mundane and trivial problems, but they are problems that we all have encountered—and that’s where the humor and heart from the show originates. ABG is simply about...

Afrique Electrique With Josh Milan @ Cafe Circa Atlanta Ga 9.25.2011

One Sunday night I went over to Cafe Circa to check out Salah Ananse’s Afrique Electrique party with special guest Ramon Rawsoul, drummer Lil John Roberts, and House music legend Josh Milan, from Honeycomb Music . Ramon Rawsoul opened up the evening with his Deep House selections, then Lil John started to acompany him on the drums . The birthday boy Salah came on to put his touch on the night . Then Josh Milan came on and took the crowd on a musical journey to make it a memorable night. Well enough of me , lets see the pics enjoy John Crooms “Everybody’s Favorite Photographer” John...

Warning: If your butt isn’t big, you may not be Black

By Shannon T. Boodram of Sway Magazine Until recently, wide hips, thick lips and solid derrieres, common among many Black women, were passed over and deemed unworthy of even an honourable mention in the working definition of beauty. But this year, Allure magazine announced there has been a milestone victory in the uphill battle versus beauty standards: no longer does mainstream media call for its sex symbols to be paper thin and powder white. Instead, juicy-lipped, curvy ladies like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez have taken the lead. Good news for Black women? Think again. Today, the booty...

pgp273: House of Blended Ink Yadiyda: Atlanta’s Home for the Artist Entrepreneur

Via The CCCollective When we spoke with Co-Owner & Operator of House of Blended Ink (Hobi), Tamarah Jones aka SHE, she spoke with us about her and her partner, Ramon Taylor’s, vision for HOBI as a “home for artists” where the creative can have a professional ends to their artwork. And by ends we means* making funds to fuel the motivation and desire we have to create. SHE’s our kind of people. House of Blended Ink carries creations from some of our Creative Culture Collective friends like Amore Kreative, Asante Wa Designs, Essential Essence, Luxor Coutoure & Imperfectly...
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