In the male dominated industry of tattooing, it is a refreshing change to meet Steph Modified. Born and raised in New York City, the professional tattoo artist is the Afropunk version of Tank Girl; she's fearless and ready to take on the world. Steph Modified has been working on her craft since she was 16 years old. On her journey to find her new home, tattooing at Ink Chyx hasn't been easy, but her artistic talent is paving the way for Steph Modified to become a leader in the…Continue
Everyone's talking about "the crisis" and how the little guy needs to hang in there and sacrifice for the greater good. Well Malawi's first female President, Joyce Banda, just sold off the presidential jet and a fleet of 60 Mercedes. Banda said: "I can well use private airlines". Should other leaders, not only in African countries, but everywhere, take note or what? Look into the cost of perks for government members in your country, wherever you are, you'll be baffled...
Jamaica is not only known for its track and field stars but for its surfers. The Caribbean island has a strong history of surfing dating back to the 1960’s. Imani Wilmot, 21, also referred to as Jamaica’s “Daughter of Surfing” is the country’s top female surfer. This past summer,Imani was the first Jamaican female to win the Makka Pro International Surfing Championships. At the age of 9, Imani began surfing, she learned from her father, President of the Jamaican Surfers…Continue
Shanaze Reade is an amazing 23-year-old Black BMX chick from Great Britain. Shanaze (of Jamaican and Irish descent) is a triple UCI World Champion in BMX and Track and Field Cycling. She is now dedicating her full time to BMX as she prepares to compete in the 2012 Olympics, despite a prior shoulder injury making her unable to compete in the 2008 Olympics. Like many athletes who attribute overcoming personal issues through sports, Reade believes that BMX can be used as "way out"…Continue
Samarria Brevard was just signed to the infamous Hoopla Skateboards out of CA. Samarria is now teamed up with some of the veterans in the industry such as, Cara-Beth Burnside and Mimi Knoop. A native to Riverside, CA, the teen had been ripping for about four years now. She recently won the Supergirl Am-Jam in August an event that recognizes street skills and solid techniques. As Samarria says "yolo," you do only live once, so let's get out there ladies and start cruising!…Continue