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Princess Planet – A Princess For Everyone

September 15, 2015 1

Help us promote princess characters with diverse hair textures, skin tones and cultural backgrounds. Help us decrease children’s insecurities and give all children the option to see themselves in the “princess” content they already love. […]


This Summer’s 40 Best-Selling African-American Books

September 8, 2015 1

By Troy Johnson: By Gwen Richardson: During a summer where both Black Lives Matter and New York billionaire Donald Trump were trending topics, books with a political slant were among the top sellers […]


Lexus Verses and Flow

July 29, 2015 0

  Lexus Verses and Flow enters its fifth season this summer with the same recipe—incredible poets and award-winning R&B artists, and continues to bring that incredible energy. Most of the latter can be attributed to […]


“My Daddy Braids My Hair” by Jerome Alexander

June 17, 2015 5

Father’s Day: Outstanding Dad Award Goes to Jerome Alexander, Author of the children’s book, “My Daddy Braids My Hair” It’s almost Father’s Day and we here at Heart & Soul would like to honor Jerome […]


Always Want More by Banke Awopetu-McCullough

June 14, 2015 4

Banke Awopetu-McCullough is a native of Rochester with a Bachelors of Arts in Drama and African and African—American Studies from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Adolescent Education from Roberts Wesleyan. McCullough’s literary […]


The National Black Arts Festival Atlanta 2015

June 10, 2015 3

Atlanta, Georgia – This summer, the National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) continues its 27-year tradition of offering stellar artistic and educational programs in music, dance, film, visual arts, theater and literary arts and of attracting audiences […]


How Many More Will We Mourn?

June 3, 2015 0

By Cornell William Brooks Freddie Gray wasn’t the only person to die at the hands of the police in April. Before Mr. Gray suffered three broken vertebrae during the course of his arrest by Baltimore […]



May 27, 2015 0

The Upcoming Broadway Production of THE COLOR PURPLE DANIELLE BROOKS, who plays ‘Taystee’ on the hit TV show, Orange is the New Black, will make her Broadway debut as ‘Sofia’ in the upcoming Broadway musical revival […]


Messages From The Other Side with Shaman Durek

May 15, 2015 0

by Neycha Herford   “You don’t spend your whole life working on yourself. That is not what it’s about. You spend your life loving yourself.” ~Shaman Durek, an Los Angeles-based spiritual guide and teacher. Back to […]


Danny Simmons

May 12, 2015 0

By Marisha Scott Danny Simmons is something of a phenomenon. Visual artist, poet, author, curator, collector, philanthropist, organizer and advocate for the youth and underrepresented, Danny seems to make every moment of his life count. […]


Timbuk Fitness

April 25, 2015 0

By Erin Jones African dance has exploded into the fitness industry in the form of Timbuk Fitness. This unstoppable, uplifting, heart-pounding movement and cardio dance, will leave dancers energized and glistening with sweat. Timbuk, which […]


Earth Day 2015: Everything You Need to Know

April 22, 2015 0

Earth Day celebrates 45th anniversary   To commemorate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, Earth Day Network (EDN), the non-profit organization founded by organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970, is […]


The Untouched – A Time-lapse Film

April 22, 2015 1

by Shreenivasan Manievannan “The Untouched – A Time-lapse Film” is a self project I have been working on, for the past 2 years across different National and State parks in the country. The primary vision of […]

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