Protective Hair Styling

A Conversation With Yvonne Harris Interviewed by Angela Lester Summer is almost over.  As a person with natural hair, I’ve decided to investigate the possibility of using a protective hairstyle during the fall and winter months.  I sat down and spoke with Yvonne Harris, owner of Infinite Hair Company. Tell me about yourself and your […]

Exhibit Review: One Way Ticket

One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North On a Tuesday afternoon I made my way to the Museum of Modern Art to check out the Jacob Lawrence Migration series, which for the first time in two decades is being shown its entirety, since half the collection was purchased […]

Electronics Need To Be Recycled

(Originally published November 2006, updated April 2009) Go to any garbage dump and you’re likely to see computer monitors, printers, stereos, TVs etc. popping up everywhere. Not only do these products take up landfill space, electronic circuit board components and casings contain all sorts of environmentally hazardous materials. Increasingly and sadly, items being dumped aren’t […]

Urban Trees Saving Lives

Originally posted July 21st, 2013 It’s estimated trees save an average of eight lives every year in New York City; just through their impact on reducing concentrations of fine particulate pollution. A recent U.S. Forest Service and Davey Institute study found urban trees and forests are removing tons of fine particulate pollution in cities. Fine […]

Unlocking Your Locs

By Ingrid Ellis When I appeared with my large twist out fro after having worn locs for 20 years it was quite a shock to my friends.   They were not so much shocked by the fact that I no longer had locs it seems, but by the length of my hair.  “What?!  You cut your […]

Profile: NeoSoul1

“We wanted to make music and make music available that reminded us of good soul music and old school hip-hop, yet reflected our life in the 1990’s and 2000’s.  We wanted to get music to folks that they could not hear on the radio.  We wanted artists like Jill Scott, Maxwell and Erykah Badu to […]