Today we’d like to introduce you to Adebukola Ajao.
Adebukola, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I began my journey as an entrepreneur after couple of years as a digital writer. It was 2014 and I was screaming “… fire this time!” when an unarmed Black youth, Mike Brown was killed by a Ferguson police officer. I along with hundreds of other Black writers began documenting the Black Lives Matter movement into the digital world w...
On March 11, Marenikae, the self-proclaimed pioneer of the Afromerge music genre, released her debut album Ajebutter. As a voice of millenial Nigerian women, she is adding a new perspective to the Afrobeat music culture. Her debut album comes after a period of time away from the music scene due to adrenal fatigue, an often misunderstood chronic disease. Marenikae’s transition back into music look may look effortless but she reveals some of her struggles overcoming adrenal fatigue in our sit-d...
Black Panther’s Breakout Star Letitia Wright plays Princess of Wakanda!
Check out my interview with Letitia Wright from Essence Fest ‘17! Your feedback is welcomed.
Endesha Ida Mae Holland's incredible life story is one you won't often find in history books about the civil rights movement.
Feb 5 2018, 5:30pm
Illustration by Andrea Pippins.
The history of the civil rights movement is rich with stories of extraordinary black people who led social justice efforts against tremendous adversity. Yet black women, especially those who don't fit the idealized mold of an activist icon, are too often left out of the history books. As African-American...
ASAP FERG and Uniform +1 Team Up to Make a Difference in Liberia
In today’s toxic and Trump-infested political and social climate, it’s always refreshing to see people dedicate their lives to making this world a better place — especially for African children and women.
On January 26, Uniform +1 is dropping a monthly box subscription of the latest fashion from major brands in partnership with ASAP Ferg.
According to their website, “UNIFORM +1 is the only fashion styling service that works with...
Denequa Williams' hand-poured candles set the media ablaze as a celebrity favorite in 2017. Angie Martinez called LIT Brooklyn, “One of the best smelling candles... ever." The candles come in two forms — a chic ebony jar and a portable metal tin can with a screw top to prevent spillage. A box of matches that reads, “Keep it lit,” accompanies each product.
More than just your average consumer product, the brand conveys a powerful message: “My purpose is more than selling candles,” said William...
"OWN's Greenleaf executive produced by Oprah Wnfrey and Lionsgate Television stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Merle Dandridge, and Greg Alan Williams. Greeenleaf premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Network on June 21, 2016"
Featuring (left to right)
Keith David as Bishop Greenleaf
Merle Dandridge as Pastor Grace Greenleaf
Deborah Joy Winans as Charity Greenleaf
Lynn Whitfield as Lady Mae Greenleaf
Watch Greenleaf on OWN!
Fans are anticipating a season 3. Stay tuned at http://www.oprah.com/app/greenleaf.html
Videography by Maya Chakravarti.
Instagram : @maya.seas
Eighteen months ago, Laureen Chalumeau decided to take matters into her own hands. For months, she had been searching through Instagram’s most popular girls, and could never find anyone who looked like her. “It was always a generic look,” said Chalumeau, who was 16 at the time. “Makeup slayed. Fair skin. Long straight hair or a looser curl pattern of natural hair.” So she joined Instagram as @UsDarkskins and @Darkskin.Makeup to promote self-love and confidence, discourage skin bleaching, and ...
Here are some helpful tips for dealing with mental illness in a relationship.
As Valentine’s spurred endless photos of red roses, hearts, and wedding rings, us single people spent the day reminiscing about the ups and downs of relationships past.
I remember dating a beautiful Afro-Caribbean brother. He had a neatly cut beard and dreamy eyes. In the beginning, the hearty laughter, the glances, the endless possibilities meant romantic bliss. This didn’t last. Rapid mood swings and episodes of s...
On January 20, 2017, Keke Palmer dropped a video promo for her latest book, “I Don’t Belong To You.” It was produced by me and captured by @afrikingi.
Check out Keke’s response here:
“This brought tears to my eyes. I love you girls, I love all people but as a young woman I have a special place for other young women because I know the struggle personally. Thank you for having compassion for my story but even more so seeing the relation in both of ours. WE ARE NOT DIFFERENT, and the things that have happened to us just happened. They don’t define who we are WE DO when we are conscious......"
Frank Hatch Free Day coincided with the last day of special exhibition "Listen Hear: the Art of Sound." The theme, Sounds of Blue, was co-produced with local culture maker Adebukola Ajao of BDY Consult.
Programming featured fashion showcase by Boston designers Josefa Da Silva, Provida Fashions, and Nathalia JMag in Calderwood Hall, Hostetter Gallery, the historic Palace, and the Jordan Garden. Try your hand at natural dying techniques in the Bertucci Education Studio, and enjoy Latin jazz by the Edmar Colón Trio in the Courtyard.
In the midst of news coverage regarding the shooting of Walter Scott, many people are terrified by the daily killings of black and brown youth in America. The phrase “Black Lives Matter” is being intellectualized as physical life, while the spirit of the black community is also under attack. Black spirituality in America manifests itself in various ways. The black church, the mosque, traditional African practices and other religions aid African Americans in coping with being treated like seco...
Adebukola Ajao launches her interview series with a conversation with the cast of "Ori Inu" a coming of age story about a young immigrant woman who must choose between conforming her identity and spirituality to the cultural norms of America or revisiting her roots in the Afro-Brazilian religion called Candomble.