Souleo: Will Downing Explores Gender Roles On New Album

By Souleo For his latest album, R&B veteran, Will Downing decided to flip the lyric. On Black Pearls listeners will find the crooner covering a staple of songs made famous by Chaka Khan, Deniece Williams, Cherrelle, Jean Carne and Phyllis Hyman, among others. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of…

Souleo: DNA Tests Inspire New Photo Series

By Souleo African art is sweeping through the mainstream art world as noted in recent examples from the Brooklyn Museum’s Disguise: Masks and Global African Art to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Creative Africa exhibitions. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this…

Souleo: With New Album, Take 6 Wants You To Take Another Listen

By Souleo If you don’t remember just how successful and influential a cappella group, Take 6 is, well, that’s okay. They’re ready to serve a reminder with their new release, Believe. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set 2022…

Souleo: Angélique Kidjo Challenges Media Sensationalism

By Souleo Angélique Kidjo is used to being in front of the camera. After all just this past February she appeared on the Grammy stage to accept her third honor for her critically acclaimed music. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this…

Souleo: R&B Groups, SWV And Silk Navigate Ageism And Music Politics

By Souleo 1992 was a pivotal year for R&B groups, SWV (Sisters With Voices) and Silk, respectively. Both released their debut albums that year to critical and commercial success. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set 2022 apart.

Souleo: Civil Rights Doc Eyes On The Prize Returns

By Souleo Growing up after the civil rights movement removed executive producer of WORLD Channel, Chris Hastings from any firsthand experiences of that era. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set 2022 apart.

Souleo: Visual Artists Are ‘Pushing Buttons’ In More Ways Than One

By Souleo Since one of the earliest known buttons found at Mohenjo Daro in the Indus Valley (now Pakistan) nearly 5000 years ago, buttons have gone from being ornaments to signifiers of economic and social status to commonplace mass produced objects. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most…

Souleo: Singer Regina Belle Returns To R&B

By Souleo Veteran singer, Regina Belle is freer than she’s ever felt before. Known for her ‘80s and ‘90s R&B hits (“Make It Like It Was, “Baby Come to Me,” and “A Whole New World” with Peabo Bryson) the singer spent the past 15 years shying away from the music that made her famous. PHOTOGRAPHY…

Souleo: How One Organization Is Giving Black Content Creators A Boost

By Souleo If African-Americans engage with more media content than any other group, then why aren’t they equally represented behind the scenes as content creators? It is a complicated question fraught with issues of access, economics, and of course, race. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible…

Souleo: On New Album, Angie Stone is Still A Dreamer

By Souleo Soul singer-songwriter, Angie Stone has an unshakeable faith in herself, in love and in the power of dreams and music. But over the past year that faith has been tested in the public eye. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted…