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On the "A" w/Souleo: Rev. Jesse Jackson Takes on Silicon Valley

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 02.21.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

For anyone who thinks it is poor timing to host an economic summit focused largely on increasing diversity in Silicon Valley during a climate of protests against police brutality, here is a rebuttal: the two are connected, according to Rev. Jesse Jackson.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Star of Tupac Shakur Inspired Broadway Musical Defends Rapper's Controversial Legacy

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 09.06.2014 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

It is the presence of strong women in the Broadway musical, Holler If Ya Hear Me that attracted Saycon Sengbloh to be part of the cast and serves as a reminder of one usually overlooked facet of Tupac Shakur's enduring legacy: his female empowerment anthems.

Two Black Designers Snag Major Honors

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.02.2014 | Black Voices

Last week, New York City's Pratt Institute closed the doors on its highly successful "Black Dress: Ten Contemporary Fashion Designers" exhibit, which ...

5 Reasons You Need To See Pratt Institute's 'Black Dress' Exhibit

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.06.2014 | Black Voices

With the close of Paris Fashion Week, the ferocity and fabulousity of Fashion Month has sadly come to an end. However, the style and excitement is liv...

The Machine and The Ghost: Interview with John J O'Connor

Ridley Howard | Posted 10.25.2013 | Arts
Ridley Howard

John has shown extensively in the US and abroad, and is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum, MOMA, and the New Museum, NY. He is currently included in Classless Society at the Tang Museum.

Massive Blaze Rips Through Pratt, Destroys Artwork

| Posted 02.15.2013 | New York

By Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner CLINTON HILL — Pratt Institute students were devastated after a predawn fire tore through the top floor of the ...

Thomas Schutte Loves Brooklyn

Love Letters | Posted 12.24.2012 | Travel
Love Letters

Your brownstones provide balance against skyscrapers and your warehouses provide spaces for industries both small and large.

Epilepsy Meds Led Teen To Kill Mom, Lawyer Says

Posted 04.12.2012 | New York

A lawyer for Henry Wachtel, the 19-year-old charged in the murder of his mother, a beloved Laguardia High School teacher and writer named Karyn Kay, s...

Design Thursday

Posted 03.22.2012 | Arts

This week we thought about how postcards can become art and how a bookstore can be a sanctuary. We also wished an architectural icon Happy Birthday an...

With New Exhibit, Subway Artist Takes Stock of His Success

Vera Haller | Posted 04.14.2012 | New York
Vera Haller

Enrico Miguel Thomas takes his moniker, "The Subway Artist of New York," seriously. He sets his easel on platforms and draws as people rush by and the wind from arriving trains whips his canvas.

'Making Design Matter' -- New Uniforms for a Hospice Unit

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 01.08.2012 | Style
Jeanne Dennis

A competition to design new hospice uniforms is an opportunity to see how multi-faceted hospice care is on the broader scale, and how smaller details can make a difference in the end-of-life care patients receive.

Autistic Artist Draws Manhattan Skyline From Memory | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Wiltshire -- diagnosed with autism at the age of three -- displays an unusually powerful photographic memory that he has applied to rendering cityscap...