Souleo: Three Crowdfunding Projects For Your Consideration

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By Souleo

Got a few extra dollars to spare? Check out three special crowdfunding campaigns worthy of a dollar or $50. Continue Reading →

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

Camilla TaylorBy 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. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Dannis Winston Aims To Go From Wedding Band To Solo Music Career

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By Souleo

Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, and Kem have all been booked to sing at weddings at some point in their careers. So why are professional wedding singers often stigmatized when it comes to being taken seriously as original recording artists? Continue Reading →

Souleo: Black theater community reacts to Tonya Pinkins quitting Mother Courage

Kevin Mambo and Tonya Pinkins_Photo by Joan MarcusBy Souleo

Woodie King, Jr., producing director of New Federal Theatre, was immediately concerned after Tonya Pinkins publicly challenged a Classic Stage Company production of Mother Courage and Her Children in which she was to play the title character. Continue Reading →

Empire Inspired Music Video And Other ‘Go Viral’ Picks

harlem-with-souleo1silderBy Souleo

Going viral has never been so competitive with the hordes of memes, videos and write-ups vying for attention on the web. This week we are highlighting several pieces of content that deserve to go viral from a theatre company’s entertaining music video to a topical book about race and politics. Continue Reading →

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

Yaya DaCosta host of Season 7 of AfroPoP-The Ultimate Cultural Exchange_credit Allison Evans

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. Continue Reading →

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

Angie Stone_1By 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. Continue Reading →

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