I along with millions of Americans have grown up “Fatherless”. And today 40% of American children live in a fatherless home raised by single mothers, aunts, grandmothers and other female […]
14 NYC stories in 14 minutes. A thread of conversations beginning with a new New Yorker who is proof that people move to NYC from all over the world; a […]
Today’s temperature was uncomfortably hot and humid but I perked up when I bumped into R&B songwriter Amel Larrieux at Broadway and 10th street. She has just returned from a […]
IF you ride the NYC subways, with delays comes entertainment.The West 4th station has the best bucket-drummer in NYC – Larry Wright. And yesterday, I along with 75 other people […]
(Part II) In Harlem last Friday, teens representing high Schools across Harlem came to speak, rap and lay down on the street for 5 minutes; thus, putting themselves in the […]
(Part I)Young people are dying from gun violence at an alarming rate across America. But in Harlem last Friday, teens representing High Schools across Harlem came to speak, rap and […]
On March 3rd, I was in the right place on the right day. The Nuyorican Poets Cafe opened 38yrs ago, but this is poet Algarin‘s 1st reading at the cafe […]
After sharing a poem on Facebook in response to the revolution that was happening in her home of Tunisia, Samia was asked to read for Miguel Algarin, the Founder of […]
I bumped into longtime friend J Griff , founder of The Stache Group Collective, Jets Fan and new Dad on NYC’s Spring Street for an animated conversation on being a father. […]
Born in Denver, Maya grew up in a creative family. She has done everything in the arts from writing, performance to management. We had a refreshing conversation at NYC’s Gramercy […]
Should you plan to have a baby or just let it happen? Chef Paul shares the St Lucia answer with friends outside the his restaurant South African restaurant Bunny Chow. You may know Chef Paul Simion from Madiba & Negril.
Another random but insightful conversation with a NYC street vendor. His art work would be a conversation piece in anyone's home.
New Detroit Story: In February, my family and I were looking for a florist for a special occasion. After we sorted our order of flowers, I was captured by Lily's enthusiasm and passion. I took out my camera and asked if she mind if I filmed and shared her story about her company Creative From The Heart. She is running a floral shop from her home..a floral home. Her story is inspirational to say the least. Nursing, General Motors, being saved and a husband that made her live on $2.50 a week. Lily is strong optimistic woman to say the least.Honestly, she represents the spirit of survival and bringing dreams to life. It is no surprise the celebrities when they are in Detroit call on Lily.
New Story: Stacey McKenzie has worked for Alexander McQueen, Betsey Johnson, Tommy Hilfiger, Todd Oldham, Michiko Koshino and Jean Paul Gaultier. Her magazine covers include Essence, Le Monde and Panache, as well as editorials in Vogue (US, Japan, Korea, Britain, Spain), Harper's Bazaar, Interview, Flare, Fashion, and Vibe. I randomly met up with Stacey over the July 4th NYC weekend. Like many I know of Stacey but until I did not really know her story. Stacey shares her inspiring story of passion as her anchor to accomplish her goal of being a model although everyone told her she did not have the "look".
New Story: Meet Dawn Elizabeth Adams. The entrepreneur behind Christ Couture, Christian fashion. We connected via Facebook and Dawn invited me to her 1 year anniversary at a Brooklyn Brownstone. From the music industry to spiritual fashion. Christ Couture® then will be a Christian lifestyle brand that represents the latest, hottest, and hippest products and services for Christians
NEW STORY: Meet the couple behind NYC's The Cast. He is from New Jersey. She is from LA. Together that are leveraging their passion for Punk & Heavy Metal into a collection of tshirts, denim and vintage clothing.