I first met Nathan James over 20 years ago! WOW. We met when we were sixth graders at Rogers CAPA middle school. We took academic and arts classes together; we were Theater Majors. We starred in a revival of Little Shop of Horrors and learned the Stanislavski method from teachers like; Mr. Pona and Mr. Parsons. We did improv, we laughed, we cried and then … Continue reading Actor (and my homeboy) Nathan James Brings One-Man Show to Pittsburgh
I can’t exactly remember when I first saw the movie The Color Purple; maybe I was 10 or 11 years old, but I’ll never forget the impact it had on my life. The Color Purple is my favorite movie, it’s based on an award-winning novel by Alice Walker. I have not read the book, but it’s on my to-do-list. Seeing The Color Purple, the Musical, … Continue reading Harpo Who Dis Woman? My Interview With “Squeak” From the National Tour of The Color Purple
When I first heard that FashionAFRICANA was bringing world-renowned model Bethann Hardison in for their new Speakers Series; I was beyond excited! Ms. Hardison is one of my personal Sheros’ – not only is she a badass on the runway, but she is a fashion activist, and has been advocating for models of color for over 4 decades. She’s also the mother of actor Kadeem Hardison … Continue reading FashionAFRICANA Brings Legendary Fashion Activist Bethann Hardison to The Frick Pittsburgh
It’s juggling, it’s ballet; it’s fantastic! I’m talking about 4 x 4: Ephemeral Architectures a show from world-renowned circus troop Gandini Juggling. The show incorporates ballet with contemporary juggling. Recently, I had a great phone conversation with Gandini Juggling founder, Sean Gandini. Watch the video below to find out why dance and juggling go hand-in-hand (pun intended). 4 x 4: Ephemeral Architectures | Presented by Cohen & Grigsby … Continue reading International Juggling Troop Blends Contemporary Juggling With Ballet!
So, I’m watching the Wendy Williams show today, the Halloween show – BTW, Wendy looked amazing! She was dressed as the Statue of Liberty, and she was stunning, Coming back from a commercial break, as she was about to announce the winners of the audience Halloween costume contest, Wendy looked a little sheepish, her eyes were a little glassy and she slurred her words, and … Continue reading Wendy How YOU Doing? – Talk Show Host Faints on Live TV
Have you ever wondered about the history of underwear? I mean we all (well most of us) wear some type of undergarments with our clothing. I can remember my grandmother buying me my first panty girdle; I was in the 5th grade! From your first bra, to your first pair of Spanx – underwear plays a major part in fashion. This fall, the Frick Pittsburgh … Continue reading Get “Undressed” – Exhibition Unveils the History of Fashion in Underwear
Executives with Dove cosmetics are apologizing after a three-second GIF caused a social media uproar! The ad featured a black woman, a white woman and a woman who appeared to be Latina. And now, the world wide web is crying foul because the ad transitions from the black woman removing her shirt to reveal a white woman. See for yourself. QUESTION.. Did any of the … Continue reading Are We #TeamTooMuch or is Dove Really Trying to Disrespect Black Women?
It’s true European fashion is on another level. We are all here stuck in 2017, while people in Germany are living in 1985 and 2025 at the same time! During my European adventure through Brussels, Berlin and Hamburg; I witnessed some amazing fashion and style! Check out the photo gallery below of some fabulous street style in Europe. Continue reading European StreetSTYLE
After being accepted for an exchange program, I found myself in an all-too-familiar situation – I was the only black person among a group of professionals. Being the only black person in the room, is never a big deal to me; it comes with the territory – I live in America. As I traveled through Europe with a group of white colleagues, I started to … Continue reading 5 Things I learned About Global Race Relations While Traveling Through Europe
Style and beauty trends come and go, but some trends are classic and never really go out of style; these trends recycle and get updated from decade to decade – that’s why the stone wash denim I wore in 8th grade is back in style again! Check out these timeless trends that you can try this week. Prints, Prints and More Prints! Floral, polka dot, … Continue reading 3 Style and Beauty Trends to Try This Week
Touchdown, goal, homerun! So, I’ve heard it’s football season! LOL. When it comes to sports, I’m clueless; and while I might not understand football lingo – I understand cute sports fashion! So today’s Look of the Day, is all about looking good, while cheering on your favorite team. Whether you’re a die-hard football fan, or a confused spectator, check out our sports inspired LOTD! I … Continue reading Are You Ready For Some Football? How to Wear Your Favorite Team Logo and Colors
Insecure creator and star Issa Rae is the new face of COVERGIRL! The actress made the announcement today on Instagram. Congratulations Issa! And we can’t wait for season 3 of Insecure! Sunday night’s season 2 finale got me like 😂😖😯❤️ I remember being an awkward black girl in high school, reading the pages of my favorite magazines, casually flipping through @COVERGIRL ads, singing their … Continue reading Issa New Beauty Campaign!