Video and editing by Sheena Lashay
Recently I sat down with Mr. Inspirational himself, Jullien Gordon to talk about goals, motivational speaking and life. Tucked away in a home in Brooklyn, I had a chance to learn a lot about Mr. Gordon and myself.
Find out more about Jullien and his programs here
Photographer: J Quazi King
Hair: Joanne Petit-Frere
Wardrobe: Brze and Alkhemi- 9.0
by Kia Chenelle
I’m still trying to find someday on the calendar. Its not a day of the week and its not a month so saying you will complete your goals “someday” is clearly not an option. I was once an abuser of someday. The day used to describe when I would begin to live my life. Well guess what, someday is today.
Change is inevitable. Life will continue to move and the universe will continue to align things in order [...]
by Kia Chenelle
Architecture is one of the greatest forms of art. Think about the buildings you visit everyday, the sky scrapers that catch your eye and the bridges you drive across. All beautifulworks art that was formed in someones mind then laid brick by brick and wire by wire for our everyday use. I decided to list some of the worlds most amazing architectures, bridges!
Millau Bridge, Tarn Valley
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Oresund Bridge, Oresund Strait
By Kia Chenelle
In 2001 the United States declared war on Afghanistan making this the war of all wars during my generation. Thanks to the government and the media, the American people were forced to believe that if this didn’t take place our country would be in serious danger by Al-Qaeda and the Afghanistan and Iraqi Government. They called this the War on Terrorism. The Bush Administration’s “goal” was to go into these countries, remove the leaders, remove the weapons of [...]
By Kia Chenelle
We never stop to think about who pioneered the way for people like Oprah, Tyra and Wendy. We never stop to ask, what black journalist reported on the black experience from the black perspective. Well, since you are asking yourself now, her name is Belva Davis and she was the Black voice at the time when the Black voice didn’t exist.
Born to a 15 year old laundress during the Great Depression, Belva Davis found herself in an [...]
By: Kim Milata-Daniels
It’s hard to imagine growing up in a family like that of A’Lelia Bundles. Her great-great grandmother was the legendary business woman Madam C.J. Walker. Her great grandmother – also named A’Lelia – helped Madam Walker in founding her cosmetics empire, and was a major patron of the arts during the Harlem Renaissance. Bundles’ grandmother and mother worked as successful and influential executives in the family business, as well. The spirit of the woman who fought her way [...]
Name: Justice Whitaker
Hometown: Arroyo Grande, CA
Current Location: Brooklyn NY
What does Five.12 Collective stand for?
Five.12 is a small collective of international artists that believe art can be used as a tool for expanding people’s understandings of the world. Art is a tool that has infinite impact, through image, film, song, and many other things – global change may occur, community change may occur or personal change may occur. Five + one + Two = Eight. [...]
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Publication Date: January 2011
Young, single and gainfully employed as a journalist, Natalie P. McNeal enjoyed a life of shopping, traveling and partying with her friends. Then one January, she had a rude awakening when she opened her credit card statements and realized that she was more than $20,000 in debt—nearly half from credit cards. She had only $1,000 in savings. How did a college-educated professional wind up living like the working poor, she wondered. And how could she [...]
I didn’t attend a high school that was ill-equipped or that lacked resources. Actually, I went to one of the better private high schools in Baltimore City. However, I still experienced firsthand what is routinely being reported as a growing epidemic. Out of an incoming freshman class of 330 students, only 40 of us were African-American. This bothered me a little, but what was more bothersome is that by graduation 4 years later only about 20 of us completed [...]