Souleo: A world traveler takes action with When in Need Foundation

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When most travelers go on vacation it is to relax and unwind. However for Chetachi Ecton traveling to resorts throughout the world proved more taxing than relaxing. It was during a trip almost three years ago when she stepped foot off of a resort that her life changed forever. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Will Downing Explores Gender Roles On New Album

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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. Continue Reading →

Souleo: DNA Tests Inspire New Photo Series

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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. Continue Reading →

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

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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. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Civil Rights Doc Eyes On The Prize Returns

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Growing up after the civil rights movement removed executive producer of WORLD Channel, Chris Hastings from any firsthand experiences of that era. Continue Reading →

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

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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. Continue Reading →