Moziah Bridges is a young, innovative, fashion-forward 11-year-old on his way to the top of the fashion industry. This young man has created a successful bow tie business that puts him in the same category as Ralph Lauren. Bridges started his reign as bow tie prince when, like many, he couldn’t find any bow ties that he fancied. “I really was a young, dapper man, and I couldn’t find any bow ties that I really liked,” he explained to Fox News about his start-up.
Halima Aden is not afraid to be the first. Paving roads for Muslim models since her introduction in the 2016 Miss Minnesota USA pageant as the first contestant to wear a hijab and burkini, she now graces the cover of the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The cover features Tyra Banks, the first African-American model to ever be featured on the cover of a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
Comfortable in her own skin. Her flaws are purposely revealed on camera for the world to see, and her presentation includes no obvious filters.
I instantly noticed natural black hair with no real formation; pretty dark skin with an occasional trace of acne here and there, no body briefer or any direct restraint to make this black woman appear to be smaller and “in tact.” Instead you get a raw, authentic Nigerian-American woman who looks like someone you may know personally. The self-image that she displays is awe-inspiring, and conveys a message that she has all creative control.
Moonchild’s fame began, quite literally, with a starry night. “We were just laying in the grass hanging out,” Andris Mattson, the Los Angeles based group’s keyboardist, synthetic bass player and trumpeter, says in a WBGO radio station interview. “It was someone’s backyard we were staying with and it was outside the city so you could sort of see a good chunk of stars. “You can’t really see stars in LA,” lead singer, tenor saxophonist and flutist Amber Narvan interjects.
Fashion designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos are a dynamic duo. Pilotto, half-Austrian and half-Italian, and De Vos, half-Belgian and half-Peruvian, have brought their design skills together to create a name for themselves on the international stage. Their empire grew fast, having only begun to receive greater recognition when they were cited as London guide’s Time Out magazine’s designers to watch in 2007.
The undeniable link between graffiti and hip-hop is marked by the culture that was conceived in the Bronx in the 1970s. Since then hip-hop has matured into a prominent artistic culture in America that is arguably something completely different from how it began. Originally consisting of music, graffiti and breakdancing, hip-hop culture has created a platform for urban city dwellers to express themselves and voice their concerns about societal issues. Doze Green, graffiti artist and social commentator, is known as a legend of culture’s uprising.
Children are not only the future, they’re an intricate part of the present. Making history in different industries, and pioneering new opportunities for their peers and the next generation of children as well. There’s 14-year-old actress, Marsai Martin, executive producing her latest film “Little.” Also the 4-year-old child prodigy of drumming, Justin “LJ” Wilson, who got America’s attention on the Ellen Degeneres Show earlier this year.
Lately, it has become nearly impossible to remain inside our own little bubbles. You can be transported to places you’ve never seen or heard of by just turning your TV on or logging onto social media. I wake up on a typical Monday morning, get dressed, have some coffee and turn on the news to realize that I was lucky to have a boring peaceful weekend. There are so many things happening every day around the world; innocent people dying, violations of human rights; corruption; drugs; diseases; hunger, you name it. The saddest thing is that we all know about it, we condemn and complain about it, but we don’t do anything to change it, we only rely on someone else’s good deeds.
In early May news broke of Dr. Dre’s promise to become the first billionaire of hip-hop. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and every media site was all a buzz about the history that was to be made through the likely sale of the headphone and speaker company, Beats Electronics. Owned by American record producer, rapper and entrepreneur Andre Young better known by his stage name Dr. Dre and record & film producer, best known for co-founding Interscope Records, James “Jimmy” Iovine, the sale of Beats Electronics to Apple Inc. for a whopping $3.2 billion is definitely worth talking about.
The self-taught artist, J.D. Hillberry, has been a professional artist for almost 20 years. Over this time, he has become the most respected and well known artist in his field. His charcoal and pencil drawings are praised for being life-like and his style interests viewers because it plays with their perception of reality and tells a story. His book, Drawing Realistic Textures in Pencil, has sold over 50,000 copies to date and it is now considered a classic drawing instruction book that is used by student all over the world. However, although Hillberry always enjoyed art when he was younger, he never thought he was going to be an artist.