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For Real Tho! and feelin’ CCCreative…

For Real Tho! and feelin’ CCCreative…

As we gear up for a night of Afrosensual creativity and celebration, take a moment to look back at the last week’s festivities as the earthSistas of For Real Tho! hang out at the Creative Culture Collective’s Open Mic Friday. Its a momentary improvisational free-for-all as we all get caught up in the music and the verse of the performers. Nefertiti is in the background too on the mic a...

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Sunset’s Soundcheck: dead prez, “The Beauty Within”

Sunset’s Soundcheck: dead prez, “The Beauty Within”

This Soundcheck is brought to you by naps, locs, kinks and coils (like everything else on this site!). dead prez released a video for a song this week called “The Beauty Within” that celebrates the beauty of natural hair. With lyrics like, “Real Black girl, I salute your existence,” this is definitely a new favorite in the Garden. Watch the official video below and support ...

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Ask Arielle Loren: Masturbation

Ask Arielle Loren: Masturbation

You asked, “Why do you think it’s socially acceptable for women to rave about vibrators but not to collect dildos or be sexually aggressive?” 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 here on the Garden. No question is too ...

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pgp254: Be Fearless… B. Breezy

Artistic. Creative. Beautiful. Influential. Sexy. Ambitious. Talented. Fearless. In front of the camera, B. Breezy is that fashion diva that demands attention. And there is absolutely nothing you can do but to give. Petite and demure up close but positive, explosive and daring is what she brings to the shoot and gives to the camera. She doesn’t hold back because she doesn’t have to. He...

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Roots of the Garden… The Afro

The image to the left is Kareen and its one of the works of Dorlis, a photographer in France’s Organic SOUL CREW. The Afro. Its everywhere. From the runways of New York to the anime in Tokyo, The Afro in its ubiquitous forms is the shorthand for cool. In the Garden, where explorations of it various styles factor into the captures created & celebrated here, The Afro in an element of beaut...

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Sincere… urban playground

Sincere… urban playground

Pigeons chirped quietly overhead while trains passed by very slowly in the distance, coming to a stop. Kudzu wrapped around urban trees and fences. Concrete squares and loose wooden boards (that were probably pulled from inside the factory warehouse-turned-art studios) spontaneously peppered nature’s grounds. The exterior walls of the converted building were splattered with intermittent graf...

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pgp253: SirReal visions

pgp253: SirReal visions

Dexter SirReal Jones’ works are  a visual party. He has this habit of taking everything (the model, the environment, the surrounding accessories, the fashion, the make-up, everything!) and juxtapositions it all in unconventional ways. He does it with a purposeful manner, creating Hip Hop interpretations of fashion and glamour, breaking the limits the status quo for those styles . His recogni...

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pgp252: born art… Kwentonza

pgp252: born art… Kwentonza

“I believe we are all born artists. How we choose to express ourselves creatively is what makes us all different.” -Kwentonza I enjoy using my body as a canvas. From the way I dress to the foods Ichoose to eat.. To how I wear my hair, even the make-up I choose to rock.All self expression which artistically makes me… ME. I’ve been Blessed as of late to have the opportunity t...

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A moment with the Creative Culture Collective

A moment with the Creative Culture Collective

Are You Feelin’ CCCreative? Its a night of talented and inspired artistry, positive vibes, positively fabulous people, smooth drinks, and Creative Culture Collective times every Friday at the Jamaica Flava Lounge. On a CCCreative night Artists of all genres are invited and encouraged to particpate: Musicians, Rappers, Singers, Bands, Poets, Authors, Dancers, Actors, Visual Artists, Hair Styl...

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pgp251: Behind the Scenes with Sincere

pgp251: Behind the Scenes with Sincere

Against a backdrop of graffiti art, untamed urban vegetation growing wildly over chain-link fences, earthSistas Chadoe and Nfinite enjoyed the creation of the debut image set of earthSista Sincere. Maybe “enjoyed” is too strong a word, because, there was a great deal of work involved and the sun was pretty hot. But it was fun. The scene and the earthSista were both inspiring and the ca...

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