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Ezie S/S 2017 Collection – “Eden”

I think it’s safe to say that Spring is kind of…sort of upon us. This means new and fresh pieces will begin to hit the streets and stores and we will all awake from our fashion winter to bare a little more skin and wear a bit more color. Designer Esther Ihezie, the woman behind Ezie, has revealed her S/S 2017 collection and she calls it Eden. It’s subtle basics…

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Kingpen Slim “Life After Doubt” Listening Party

How fitting that on Veteran’s Day, many influencers in DC would gather to celebrate a different kind of survivor of battle. The listening party for Kingpen Slim’s new album, Life After Doubt is a musical story that is full of impactful imagery and stellar production. The artistry and the love for music is evident as you hear Kingpen Slim talk about his latest project. Sitting in a paired down location, the…

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New Product : Kenni & Elle Socks

What’s up folks… It’s been a while since I’ve been on the main site but I had to document this on the blog. A new sock company has been born and it’s called Kenni & Elle. Husband and wife team, Joaquin & Chanel Jackson are designing and marketing some of the best socks I’ve seen in a while. Now I am a huge sock fan and I’ve got a whole…

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Black History Month Spotlight : Melissa W.

Jesse Ownens said, “Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it and you’ll start believing in it.” Our feature today has found good, showcases it, believes it and even teaches others how to get it. In the world of plus size fashion, there is so much confidence, style and greatness but many people don’t see it because they allow size to determine value and worth. As a…

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Black History Month Spotlight : Ryan Lucas

There’s a rich legacy of music in the black culture. Pretty much every genre of music has the influence of African-Americans running through it and modern times are no different. We are every where and our influence is greater than ever. Let’s take a look at Ryan Lucas. I wouldn’t call Ryan a rapper. I’d call Ryan a story teller. His music creates a situation and you feel like it’s…

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Fashion Week : The Visual Album

Another Fashion Week is coming to a close in New York and the range of emotions, the oohs and ahhs, the street style outfits, the dinners, parties and such are all going to be just a memory pretty soon. It’s these great moments that we wish would last forever. Jason Maek & Zaena, two out of the box music artists, got together for another project and it’s called, “Fashion Week…

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Shaolin Jazz New Music Release | Byrd Over Staten

In 2011 the creators of SHAOLIN JAZZ released a 3-song EP entitled The Gil Scott Suite, a tribute to the late Gil Scott Heron.  Now they are pleased to announce the next edition to the SHAOLIN JAZZ tribute series, Byrd Over Staton; an EP dedicated to the works of the late iconic Jazz musician and teacher, Donald Byrd. As with all previous releases, Byrd Over Staten is a conceptual project in which select songs…

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Miss Black USA 2015 Recap

(featured image credit : Sharde’ Sherelle, Founder of Concert Daily) On Sunday, August 10th, 2015 as the sun was setting, I settled in at the UDC Theater Arts building to witness the 2015 Miss Black USA Scholarship Pageant. The lights dimmed and the stage filled with an array of beautiful, brown women all dancing and giving the brightest smiles possible. After a high energy opening number, the 36 contestants where wittled…

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Luxe Neckwear : The Two Piece Tie

When I received word from Luxe Neckwear about trying out their neckties, I was excited to see this necktie that had one of those cool, elaborate knots. I admit as a frequent neck tie wearer that I sometimes want to switch things up between my regular full windsor knot. The problem was when I saw instructions on how to tie those knots, I just gave up and tied my regular knot…

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Trend Watch : 70’s Chic…For Less

I have to admit that when I first thought of 70’s fashion I wasn’t really intrigued by it. With all of the in your face of the Studio 54 era, I couldn’t see past the shine and shimmer. The wide leg jean began to resurface recently and the lines of the jean really drew me in. Lengthening a silhouette is such a great thing in womenswear and when it’s done…

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