Category: Who Is

Who Is: Gordon Parks

Gordon ParksI took my daughter to see the ‘Outsiders’ exhibit today which included the work of famed photographer, Gordon Parks.  Never before have I been moved by photos (some literally brought me to tears) so I decided to explore this gem of a person a bit further.  (more…)

Who Is: Steph Mendoza

Steph MendozaDesigner Steph Mendoza already stands tall at 6 feet 5 inches, but his talent for design has yet to reach its height as this super-star in the making is just waiting to burst out of anonymity. (more…)

Who Is: Enoch The Ethiopian

EnochI thought I would end the last day of Black History Month with a post on the prophet Enoch.  In case you’re unfamiliar, Enoch the Ethiopian, Patriarch-Prophet, according to the Bible is the first perfect human being and first immortal man.  (more…)

Who Is: Mickalene Thomas

Mickalene ThomasMickalene Thomas is a contemporary African-American artist from Camden, New Jersey.  She is best known for her complex paintings made of rhinestones, acrylic and enamel.

Her work was featured on last week’s episode of the Fox hit drama “Empire” along with actress and fellow Camden star Tasha Smith.  (more…)

Who Is: Dustin “Dreddy” Brown

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Dustin “Dreddy” Brown

Thirty-year-old Dustin “Dreddy” Brown wowed the Wimbledon crowd in a dazzling win over two-time champion Rafael Nadal.  Dreddy won 7-5 3-6 6-4 6-4 to reach the third round of the tournament with his swashbuckling style, serve and impressive shot selection.   (more…)

Who Is: Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan DunnAt 24, super-model Jourdan Dunn seems to have it all being a sought after model travelling the world.  She’s the newest face of Maybelline New York which by the way gave her $4 million more reasons to smile.  But life for her like most, has been bitter-sweet having experienced intense bullying and becoming a mother at the tender age of 18, she admits; “I didn’t always feel confident.”  (more…)

Who Is: Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley & Thelma Golden @ Brooklyn Museum
Kehinde Wiley & Thelma Golden @ Brooklyn Museum

Kehinde Wiley (38) is a contemporary artist born in Los Angeles, California to a Nigerian father and American mother.  His paintings fuse history and style in a unique and contemporary manner.  You may recall seeing his work in the last episode of “Empire” just before Camilla and Lucious entered the study.

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