Art

Asha Iman Productions: A Transition

…Asha Iman believes that it is vital to connect and work with the people within her community… to use her passion for film to document the stories of inspiring youths who do exceptional work in and out of their communities. Kia Benion discusses her journey from being a…

StarrDust: Of Journeys, and of Choice

Of Journeys, and of Choice I set out upon a journey, each moment will I see the place I’ll go and what I’ll know and what awaits for me. I cannot know the elements of whence I shall arrive, but knowing this, in spite of this, the Spirit…

Begin with Beauty

an appeal to artists by ELISE MATICH | Educator + Editor, The Remembered Arts Journal ON EASTER SUNDAY, 1939, Marian Anderson sang “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, after the Daughters of the American Revolution denied her access to their segregated concert hall. Although…

Frank Malaba

Coming Home Trees. Trees. More trees… Cotton fields… Sunflower fields… Trees interspersed with cotton fields and sunflower fields Carousel past my train window at the speed of tumbleweeds Before a hurricane. My eyes play tag with the giant red anthills in the horizon that Tower over the fields…

Faeez Van Doorsen

Just when I thought he was a humorist his words slapped me upside the head and made me cry.  I don’t find his meanderings on Facebook every day, but I’m always looking for them.  They fill me up. Welcome to Garden Spices, Faeez Van Doorsen.  Hope you visit…

Bernie Basley Photography

I was scheduled to visit Thailand this year and due to health issues, had to cancel my trip.  I’m thrilled to know I can visit this illuminating country via the photos of Bernie Basley.  Thank you Bernie! -Victorine – Bernie Basley Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned…

Thank You Twenty-Sixteen

Thank you to the sun, for rising each morning without fail or applause. Thank you for every kiss that you laid upon my upturned face (your touch always did make me blush), and thank you for coaxing the flowers up from their cozy beds. Thank you for peeking…

Curtis “Kojo” Morrow

“I acknowledge and swear to the spirits of our ancestors that I, Kojo-Achampong, will never disgrace you, my Ashanti people, or Black people, no matter where I go, or what I am called upon to do.” – Curtis James Morrow, (Kojo-Achampong), in My Sankofa Kojo Acheampong was the…

In the Beginning…

  In the beginning, back when I epitomized what loneliness meant, Meeting you seemed preordained, as if you were heaven sent. Out of my personal darkness, something in you brought light. And I truly believed there would be happiness every day and night. In the beginning, it seemed…

Asha’s Attic

Upon, walking up the steep narrow stairway that leads to Asha’s Attic you are greeted with an oversized children’s book titled Asha’s Attic and a handcrafted sign created by the owner to let you know you’ve arrived to the most original resale shop in Chicago. The attic, as…