Author archives: LaToya Cross

N'Style with Handbag Designer DeOndra Jereé

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She’s 21 and absolutely fearless when it comes to dictating her dream. Louisiana-bred and now New York based designer, Deondra Morris, debuted her handbag line, the DeOndra Jereé Collection, earlier this month –October 4th - and is currently living her dream. The Deondra Jereé fall/winter 2013 Collection is a luxury handbag line ranging from $128.00 to $6[...]

Red Clay Dance presents "Transcending"

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[dropcap]TRANSCEND [/dropcap]   We’ve all witnessed pictures, seen sculptures and heard stories detailing, to the best of knowledge, the Middle Passage and the inhumane conditions Africans were forced to endure. Each time, there’s a startling feeling that shutters to the pit of my stomach. And the more we learn and have to pass down this histor[...]

Recap: Soul Train Impact with Verdine White of Earth, Wind, and Fire!

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The legacy of Soul Train and the opportunities it provided for the world to witness some of the greatest talents and entertainers will forever be imprinted on the hearts of us all. The global impact of Don Cornelius and the Soul Train brand continues to escalate and nurture artists within the realm of entertainment promoting social positivity. With thi[...]

Pullman Porter Blues: History, Storytelling and The Blues

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[dropcap]Music[/dropcap] has a way of defining a feeling and unifying cultures and communities.  People connect to synergies that reflect their triumphs and struggles – that’s part of the beauty in lyricism and melody. Throughout history music has played a role in signifying a certain era and sociopolitical moments.  The Blues genre became the voice durin[...]