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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Texas' (14)

FEATURE: The Paintings of Desmond Blair - An Inspiring Artist WIth A Difference (Not A Disability)

Take a look at the work of Desmond Blair - an inspring artist with a difference: he was born without hands; a fact that is hard to believe after seeing his striking art. Blair (hailing from Dallas, Texas) describes himself as a "problem solver" and states: "I was born without hands. However, that has not stopped me or slowed me down in anyway. I am determined, driven, and I will make my way into history becoming one of the greatest artists with a difference (not…


Added by Eye Candy on August 12, 2015 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: Why Is It So Often Called A Suicide When A Person Of Color Dies In Police Custody? #SandraBland

On Friday, Sandra Bland from Chicago, Illinois, was arrested during a traffic stop and 3 days later the Prairie View A&M University graduate (who was in Texas to start a new job) was found dead in a Texas jail cell - a case that has many screaming "foul play" and which many believe is another life lost in an epidemic of police brutality against black people in America. The office of Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith (an…


Added by The Establishment on July 17, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: "The Supreme Court Might Destroy Affirmative Action Because This White Woman’s Grades Weren’t Good Enough"

The Supreme Court may soon destroy affirmative action in the United States all because of one white woman whose grades simply weren't good enough. Abigail Fisher, a white Houston student, sued the University of Texas for race discrimination after she was "wrongly" rejected - blaming the university's affirmative action program. Her argument: “There were people in my class with lower grades who weren’t in all the activities I was in, who were being accepted into UT,…


Added by The Establishment on July 2, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Dallas photographer Nicolas Harris unearths the journeys of North Texas creatives at ‘Emergence’ exhibition

On June 11, Dallas photographer Nicolas Harris debuted an exhibition that further connected the art scene in North Texas. Though this was his first exhibition, it was hardly about focusing on his talent. This photo exhibition was about celebrating the long journeys that 26 creatives have been on…


Added by Eye Candy on June 22, 2015 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: It’s Deeper Than Hair - A Tumultuous Journey to Self-Love

For some, the larger their coarse, coily hair becomes, the more uniquely beautiful they feel. For me, it was like being forced to exist in society wearing fewer clothes as time passed until I was finally wearing absolutely nothing. No two journeys (yes, it is a journey) in the pursuit of natural hair are the same, but I never would have thought mine would be like this.

By Kim…


Added by The Establishment on June 19, 2015 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

FEATURE: "Texas Bill Would Make Recording Police Illegal"

As reported in the Huffington Post, a new bill "introduced in the Texas House of Representatives would make it illegal for private citizens to record police within 25 feet". In light of recent events (including last week's fatal shooting of unarmed Walter L. Scott by a white officer) this news is shocking to say the least. A petition has now been created to fight the bill by non profit organisation Brave New Films, which you can sign…


Added by The Establishment on April 11, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Styled in a Crown of Glory

Houstonians celebrated a week of fashion and philanthropy during the annual Houston Fashion Week showcased at the JW Marriott Hotel. Notable dignitaries in attendance were Ms. Trinelle Mc Hughes-Thomas from the City of Houston, Mayor's office, Miss Houston, Miss Teen Houston, Mrs. Texas Int'l, Miss Jr. Lone Star State and Miss Teen…


Added by Macintosh Smith on November 9, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Cultural Celebration at Inaugural African Fashion Week Houston


The first annual African Fashion Week Houston brought together Houstonians and international guests to celebrate the cultural traditions of…

Added by Macintosh Smith on August 30, 2014 at 2:03am — No Comments



L to R: Publisher Tosan Aduayi, Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs and Regina Onyeibe (The City of Dallas Africa liaison officer)…


Added by Macintosh Smith on June 3, 2014 at 12:15am — No Comments

INTERVIEW: Outspoken electro punk band BLXPLTN talk new record and Stop and Frisk. #SoundCheck

It's rare for a band to make such a huge impression despite only having 2 finished songs recorded, but Austin's BLXPLTN are something else. A mix of electro and hardcore punk, the trio's 2 singles “Train” and “Stop and Frisk” are positively bone-crushing. The trio of kQ, TaSzlin, and Javelin are coming to Brooklyn to play an AFROPUNK…


Added by Sound Check on March 31, 2014 at 9:08am — 1 Comment

Electro-punk band BLXPLTN eviscerates Stop and Frisk in this first look at their debut record. #SoundCheck

They've only finished recording 2 songs so far, but everyone we've played BLXPLTN's demos for has had the same reaction. “What is this? This is fucking dope.” It'd basically be irresponsible not to share it.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor…


Added by Sound Check on February 10, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Jimi Hendrix biopic featuring Andre 3000 will make its US premiere at SXSW!

The Jimi Hendrix biopic featuring Andre 3000 will make its US premiere at the SXSW Festival in March! Billboard reports: "John Ridley's 'Jimi: All Is By My Side' comes to SXSW after playing the Toronto International Film Festival. Benjamin portrays the guitarist in 1966-67 as he is on the verge of becoming a rock legend."…


Added by Eye Candy on February 3, 2014 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Feature: King Texas

King Texas is a photographer born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.  He grew up in the astringent realities of East New York while regularly traveling with his father who worked for the United Nations. Texas' current project, BLA CK NESS, highlights the…


Added by Eye Candy on January 17, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Photo Essay: My Punk Rock Youth 1987-1992

Looking through their eyes / it was hard for me to walk / walk / as I judged my walk / as stiff and “white” / and hated myself. / I saw myself / through their eyes / on the / Football field / Basketball court / Baseball diamond / Hell of high-school gym class / stumbling around / in ignorance of the rules / and fear of the hurtling spheres / and I judged myself / a useless faggot.

Words and Photography by… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on August 3, 2011 at 8:00pm — 43 Comments

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