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AFRICA MONEY-Luxury industry takes its time to embrace Africa

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Africa has moremillionaires than Russia, but for many wealthy Africans shoppingfor designer handbags or luxury watches still means travellingto New York or Europe.Even...
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Vive L'Africa Everything In Fashion @ Home Decor inspired by Mother Africa http://goo.gl/5M0gR | @tibiaetech

Everything In Fashion and Home Decor inspired by Mother Africa!!!!

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Submit  your site,or body of  work, new collection  or recommend your favorite site,or body of work, new collection 

Brooklyn, Indie, Wearabletech, African, Mosern African/Ethnique cuoture, custom design, howm interior 

http://www.bonniesandy.com/contact-us/

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What is #African or #Blackdress - Intro to Adinkra Symbols

What is #African or #Blackdress - Intro to Adinkra Symbols | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Akan of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d'Ivoire in West Africa that represent concepts or original thoughts. Adinkra are used on fabric, walls, i...
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What makes an outfit #African  or #Black, Is it the origin of the fabric, It's Motif, Teh silhouette, where it is produced the race or the aesthetic of the designer?    

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GCARIBBEAN PRESENTS MILLHOUSE - GCaribbean Online | GCaribbean.com

GCARIBBEAN PRESENTS MILLHOUSE - GCaribbean Online | GCaribbean.com | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Feel Good, Look Great, Live Genius
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@GCARIBBEAN - MILLHOUSE tropical casual met sartorial splendour, and Caribbean ease met British dandy 

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Second year and still not a word on the designers in this entire articlle! St. Lucia - Hot Couture

Second year and still not a word on the designers in this entire articlle! St. Lucia - Hot Couture | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Fashion consultant and critique, St. Lucian Shala Monroque had her very first experience at St. ...
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Second year and still not a word on the designers in this entire articlle! St. Lucia - Hot Couture  an entire article about an attendee, no information on the  designer featured none on the otger designers.Why do they do It ....  Then again you get what you accept! When will designers get it... SMH

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Families of 230 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted fast losing hope of rescue- our prayers are with them

Families of 230 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted fast losing hope of rescue- our prayers are with them | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
President calls emergency security council meeting over teenagers rounded up at gunpoint despite guard's presence
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I cannot imagine what those 230 adducted Nigerian schoolgirls and tehre parents are going through... SMH

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Runway of Love - retrospective presents joyful & colorful fashions of designer Patrick Kelly!

Runway of Love - retrospective presents  joyful & colorful fashions of designer Patrick Kelly! | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

This retrospective presents the joyful and colorful fashions of African American designer Patrick Kelly, who took Paris by storm in the 1980s. Inspired by his Mississippi roots, the nightclubs of New York and Paris, Josephine Baker, and celebrated couturiers Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, Kelly infused his bold designs with a sly sense of humor, subverting not only fashion but also racial stereotypes.

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Runway of Love - retrospective presents  joyful & colorful fashions of designer Patrick Kelly!  Oh How I loved that  dress!  !   http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/799.html?page=2

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A Suit & Tie may help others accept you, but your real power is in how you define yourself!

A Suit & Tie may help others accept you, but your real power is in how you define yourself! | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
A Counter-Narrative on Black Male Students: At Central High School's Black History Month Celebration, the Central and Centennial High School African-American...
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A Suit & Tie may help others accept you, but your real power is in how you define yourself! - Inventor Entrepreneur, Business owner , employer, Leader all words NOT in this narative... something is very wrong in short.   

Apparently the message our young men are hearing is  

• Do not be gangsters and thugs.
• be employees and volunteers.
• be scholars.
• be athletes.     
All good but is it enough.....

Black men you have not only the right to aspire but the duty to run businesses, to invent things, to take risk, to employ others 

You cannot be a parent without feeling a bit mushy over these young men! Oh how cute! As I read the accompanying narrative I became alarmed... some words some very important words were missing.  By 13 my son understood he had teh power to start his own  business. I reinforeced that he had the right to define himself as a business owner , employerer, Leader.... it was not about the price point  or look of his clothing but the strength of his character. 
He has been around male leaders, men who  ran their own businesses, were into technology, took entrepreneurial risk... he has not always appreciated this... but  they have shaed his perception of who he could be... 

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Black Victoriana dress and style rare images

Black Victoriana dress and style rare images | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
I was curious about the subject of black people during the Victorian era.  The Victorian era was from 1837 to 1901.  A Google search revealed some of the most beautiful photographs of people of African descent during the Victorian period.  I am thrilled that these photographs were taken for posterity.  It is nice to see …
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MoMA Hires Consulting Curator for Black Art- which #Blackart? #diversity iaaues!

MoMA Hires Consulting Curator for Black Art- which #Blackart? #diversity iaaues! | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

"When MoMA says that English will work with curators on acquiring and showing “black artists,” what does that mean — African-American artists? Artists of the African diaspora? African artists? Any and all artists who are black? If the latter, does English really have the knowledge and expertise for that kind of breadth?

 

... Other institutions have tackled the problem of representation in different ways. The Newark Museum has African and American Art departments, and they place  ..."

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It's time for honest  dialog on - What is #BlackArt? What is #Blackdress? What is #Blacksintech? What is a #Blackbusiness... and who the hell are the experts! It seems even blacks aren't quite sure! 

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#casinolaw storytelling for small businesses | culture and #Diversitech

#casinolaw storytelling for small businesses | culture and #Diversitech | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
"At some point a man must ask why God created him"... Jamie Casino. This looks more like a trailer for a movie than an ad for a personal Industry lawyer, but with this one 2 min stab at storytelling this attorney has altered his course. Currently at over 4 million views in only 3 days (that's
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Try, Try, Try as you may , it's difficult to  get black  bsuiensses to speak about themselves

Everthing has to first  be "perfect" - but since these busiensses are stressed for resources nothing is ever "perfect"
It is repeatedlyingrained "Never let them see you sweat"- so they suffer in silence ..

"Good girls" do not call attention to  themselves- so we do not "show off our  achievements.

I can do this on my own... so we do not  call in help, waiting to get to it "later" 

What's your story... It's time to tell it! 
 

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Concept Korea Designers Lee Suk Tae, Choi Bo Ko, Ko Tae Yong and Park Youn Soo on Korean Fashion and K-Pop - Speakeasy - WSJ

Concept Korea Designers Lee Suk Tae, Choi Bo Ko, Ko Tae Yong and Park Youn Soo on Korean Fashion and K-Pop - Speakeasy - WSJ | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Concept Korea, a government-sponsored collaborative project to promote South Korean fashion designers in the U.S. market, showcased four designers at its ninth show at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week on Tuesday.
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So what is K-pop  and K-Fashion... the  connection between the Music and Fashion sectors - how do we leverage it 
A musical style and a fashion aesthetic from an urban  local

see show http://newyorkfashionweeklive.com/concept-korea-mercedes-benz-fashion-week-fall-2014 ;

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ASIA FASHION COLLECTION: MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK FALL 2014 | New York Fashion Week LIVE

ASIA FASHION COLLECTION: MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK FALL 2014

Back to Replays | Back to LIVE…
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See  Video Replays of MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK FALL 2014   

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Pratt Puts Black Designers in the Spotlight | #nyfw #Blackhistory @blackdress

Pratt Puts Black Designers in the Spotlight | #nyfw #Blackhistory @blackdress | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
"It actually started with my godmother," explained Pratt Institute fashion professor and curator Adrienne Jones. "She has been collecting information on bl
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'The right to be handsome': Clothing for gender non-conforming people on the rise

'The right to be handsome': Clothing for gender non-conforming people on the rise | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Companies that offer custom-made clothing for transgender and gender non-conforming people are coming to the forefront, as more diverse models gain visibility in the fashion industry – and redefine the parameters of gender identity. Ivette Feliciano reports. Continue reading →
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I recently discovered this niche via #rainbowfashionweek apparently a  vibrant promising niche within teh black fashion sector! 

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What #Local #NYC #americanmade #Blackfashiondesigner and machine knit at an artisan level looks like

What #Local #NYC #americanmade  #Blackfashiondesigner and machine knit at an artisan level looks like | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

This is my WHY in #fashtech! leveraging technology to by-pass, #Patternmatchingss issues and give real local  designers on the Brooklyn scene some exposure. The bigger reason- tech can make tasks easier while Exposing and supporting the many extremely gifted artisan, crafters, designers and colleagues!

Leveraging technology to increase exposure and sales. for art, for craft for business!   

What if we used technology ... to change how designers sourced?
Changed how they designed? 
What if they used technology to get better measurement, make and grade pattern. To cut the cost of how they show and sold.  tok orders invoiced , delivered... What if they used technology to train workers, teach what would that look like cradle to cradle the sector is changing yet few companies  spend the time SHOWING these entrepreneurs "How to!" 

Why aren't they.  

 

image- Master designer and Label Michi Knitwear front and Back views of two unique looks. www.michikniwear.com. Local designers check out  and submit to for listing on  www.BrooklynFashionWeek.com   

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What if #startups shifted those huge marketing budgets to customer development!  What if they  actually bought local products from those they sold to,  circulated thattech wealth into teh community! trade not aid...   

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RIP @DRMayaAngelou - Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.

RIP @DRMayaAngelou - Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God. | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
The celebrated poet, author and civil rights activist passed away on Wednesday in her North Carolina home
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RIP @DRMayaAngelou - "Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God." To leave a legacy such as she has is a gift and blessing! She certainly  ran a great course! 

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'Belle': An 18th Century image based on the story of the daughter of a Royal Navy captain & a slave

'Belle': An 18th Century image based on the story of the daughter of a Royal Navy captain & a slave | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Director Amma Asante's new film is based on the real-life story of a biracial woman who grew up in an aristocratic English family — a story that was immortalized in a painting by Johann Zoffany.
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Interesting & rare to see "Flights of Fancy" kudos to the director for givingherself permission to dream and define her version  of this story! 

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Carol’s Daughter Companies File for Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy Beat - WSJ

Carol’s Daughter Companies File for Bankruptcy - Bankruptcy Beat - WSJ | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Companies affiliated with beauty brand Carol’s Daughter filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday.
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Carol’s Daughter  did not need stores and should have remained in local businesses. If most Black businesses are to track numbers for retail stategy they would realize they are  losing money! It's tough getting  Designers makers and crafters to discuss ideas on business strategy and selling.  Selling  Product is one aspect-  Running Stores that sell product is another.

The Store division and individual Carol Daughter store filed for Bankruptcy... "most Carol’s Daughter stores have been unprofitable since 2010" that is a crucial  note.    often times corporations have to shift  strategy... "pivot" to  remain relevant and profitable... hope they did so in time! 

The greater lesson...  crafting/making  is different from  marketing and sales and even running a retail space... you may need someone else, someone who's sole focus is selling product  like yours! At teh least it's tim eto  get together and talk, discuss ideas brainstorm... you have a lot to loose! feel free to contact me about  such group discussions! 

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@StreamingMedia - conference video archive wealth of info on business streaming media

@StreamingMedia - conference video archive wealth of info on business streaming media | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
"Best Practices for Live Streaming

Live streaming is now largely being fueled by businesses using live video as a socially fueled communications platform. This session discusses tips and tricks, best practices, and lessons learned regarding the technical setup of live streaming production. Learn how to stream multiple formats, use social networking overlays, and leverage adaptive bitrate streaming. Speakers in this session are the ones in the trenches, producing some of the largest live events you see on the web today.



StreamingMedia.com is the #1 destination for professionals seeking streaming and online video industry news, information, articles, directories and services.

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@StreamingMedia - conference video archive is a wealth of info on the  business and practice of streaming media- "Best practices for live streaming" 

Conference attendence is often way outside the budget of those in teh cottage industry. Fortunately most now archive video of those conferences! StreamingMedia.com also has a number of whitepapers, a free magazine and one of teh  best  digital mags! 

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Black Victoriana dress and style rare images Part 2

Black Victoriana dress and style rare images Part 2 | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
I received an overwhelming response to the blog post Black Victoriana, so I decided to post more photos of African Americans from way back when.  My Black Victoriana post, to date, has received the most views and comments of any other blog post that I have ever done since starting my blog in 2011.  My …
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THE RETURN - Episode 1 An African City - Great show & platform -source for African designs

Watch and SUBSCRIBE now http://goo.gl/3ficdH New original series made just for Africa.  An African City tells the story of five beautiful and successful wome...
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An African City -  Great  show & source for African designs thanks to  www.TherezFleetwood.com  for turning me on to this 
http://youtu.be/kg7hUuWKe2U

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While we build out the #Fashiontech make Prom work for #crowdfunding your Independent fashion business

While we build out the #Fashiontech make Prom work for #crowdfunding your Independent fashion business | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Prom plays a major part in the indie local design scene, one GREAT  prom season can fund a business venture. An indie designer can earn $3-6000 per season, more if they have asssistance. So it's time to head on out and leverage your talent  to fund your dream... Tips Research, colors trends,
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@Baddassebs make #Prom work #DIY #crowdfunding your Indie design business- #Fashiontech  will come soon- we promise!. Http://Submit.Demarketplace.com or contact me directly. As an Indie designer finding a solution that works has not materialized so we're building out our own... and will be adding various functionality to DeMarketplace!

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NCA NY ​2014 Arts & Cultural Conference #blackhistorymonth #diversity #arttech

NCA NY ​2014 Arts & Cultural Conference #blackhistorymonth #diversity #arttech | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
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Bonnie sandy (@BadasseBs) will present aSocial Media in Digital Strategy Workshop Art, Legacy & technology- The New Creative Industrialism - leveraging new technology, the social Media and the "Conversation Prism". At the NCA Conference 2014 arts and Culture conference.

The entire 4-day conference is open to the public, free of charge. 

I will be speaking at speak 

Scheduled for 12noon to 1 PM- 

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Bldg.,

Second Floor Art Gallery 

163 West 125thStreet, @ ACP Jr. Blvd., Harlem, NY


During the 1hr session I’ll explore

Ownership & Legacy - a simple Strategy. (What, Why Where and how to set up your own website)Securing  your Creative IP Establishing your Brand and securing  its ID across platformsNew Social Commerce  Platforms for artist  Social Selling 101 for artist Question and answers

 

Here is the Full NCA Conference Programming

 

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 11 AM - 4:30 PM

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ruth & Harold D. Uris Center for Education

Bonnie J. Sacerdote Hall

Fifth Avenue at Eighty-First Street Entrance, NYC

11 AM

MC: Wilhelmina Grant, 1st Vice President, National Conference of Artists New York

Welcome address: Donna Williams, Chief Audience Development Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Welcome address: Dr. Myrah Brown Green, Co-chair, NCA NY board, arts historian, and educator

Opening Ceremony - Libation: Dr. Rosalind Jeffries, NCA board member, arts historian, educator, activist

Artist Presenters: Each artist gives a five-minute overview of their artwork projected on screen.

Sandy Baker, Jewelry Designer

Kwame Brathwaite, Photographer

Myrah Brown Green, Quilt Maker

Derick Cross, Painter & Sculptor

Jim Edmonds, Painter & Sculptor

Cappy Fungcap, Painter

Anthony George, Painter

Gwen Jackson, Doll Maker

Glenda Jones, Photographer

Jack Lee, Photographer

 

12:15 - 1:15 PM

Museum Gallery Tour:

Conducted by Dr. Rosalind Jeffries, art historian, highlighting the art of Zaire in the museum's permanent collection.  The discussion is to honor the late great scholar and Kongo traditional priest, who was living in America, Dr. Kimbwandende Kia Bunseki Fu-Kiau.  References will be made to some of the artifacts in the Hall of Egyptian Art.

 

1:15 - 1:45 PM

Lunch break: (on your own)

Artist's videos presented during lunch break.

 

2 - 2:30 PM

Literary Discussion:

"Die Free: A Heroic Family Tale" by Cheryl Wills, Author, Anchor, Reporter NY 1 News

 

2:45 - 3:45 PM

Panel Discussion: Romare Bearden: A Man For All Seasons

MC: Ademola Olugebefola, Former national NCA Vice President, artist, educator, activist

Moderator: Dr. Myrah Brown Green, Art historian

Presenters: Diedra Harris-Kelley, Co-Director, Romare Bearden Foundation

Frank Stewart, Photographer, official photographer for Jazz at Lincoln Center

Russell Goings, Art collector, former board chair of the Studio Museum in Harlem

Sherman Edmiston, Former President, Essie Green Galleries

 

3:50 - 4:30 PM

The Black Art History Makers' Awards:

Recipients: Dr. Barbara Adams, Joan Banks, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts "MoCADA" and Russell Goings

Performance: George Edward Tait, NCA NY Poet-in-Residence, Poet Laureate of Harlem

Hazel Rosetta Smith narrating, "What Will Your Legacy Be?"  by Dr. Margaret Burroughs

Dance accompaniment courtesy of Uptown Dance Academy

The National Conference of Artists takes pride in its association with The World African Diasporan Union (WADU) and is honored to include as part of this year's Black Art History Maker's Awards a special presentation by WADU.  The World African Diasporan Union is honoring three Pan-African giants for their contributions to the African Global Family and the flowering of its artistic genius and the renewal of its cultural and community development.  Dr. Leonard Jeffries President of the World African Diasporan Union is presenting to Baba Elombe Brath, A Diasporan Leader for African Liberation, Dr. Djibril Diallo, Coordinator of the Third African World Festival of Arts & Culture and Baba John Watusi Branch, (recent ancestor) Founder and Director of the African Poetry Theatre.  The African Union marks this occasion as part of a special celebration of Black World History Month and its yearlong historic theme, "Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance".

 

Friday, Feb. 21, 3:30 - 5:30 PM

The City College of New York,

 Shepard Hall, Room 250, 138th Street & Convent Ave., NYC 

*this event is supported by the City College Center for the Arts

MC: Wilhelmina Grant, 1st Vice President, National Conference of Artists New York

Welcome address: Karen Mackey Witherspoon, Vice President, CCNY, Government & Community Affairs

Welcome address: Dr. Myrah Brown Green, Co-chair, National Conference of Artists New York

Art workshop: Copyright, Licensing & Sales

Presenter: Sidney Weiss, Esq., Legal Referral Service: NYC Bar Association

Tour of the Historic Great Hall and overview of the banners that hang. 

Presenter:  Dr. Myrah Brown Green

Excerpts from Freedom Rider: To Break Every Yoke

A staged reading from J.e Franklin's just published book of four plays. See what happens when a college student travels south (ca. 1960's) to do her part in making Dr. King's dream of freedom for everyone a reality.  The readers are Laurel Adams, Alberda Brown, Jack Lee and Audrey Sherman.  The director is Ed Sherman.

*Reception: Friday, Feb. 21, 6 - 8 PM

Conference exhibition: "Outside the Lines"

Hamilton Landmark Galleries- 467 West 144th Street, Harlem, New York 10031

This exhibition curated by Jim Edmonds features the artwork of NCA artists Jim Edmonds, O'Neal Abel and Sophia Dawson with special guest artists Rudy Gutierrez and Chuck Stewart.  Charles Lovell pianist is our special guest performer at the reception.  Lovell is a member of the music department of the historic Saint Philips Episcopal Church in Harlem and the Trinity Baptist Church in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.  February 13 - 28, 2014

Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 AM- 8:30PM

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Bldg., Second Floor Art Gallery

163 West 125thStreet, @ ACP Jr. Blvd., Harlem, NY

10 AM - 12 Noon

MC: Ed Sherman, Former national & NCA NY President, current NY board member and Wilhelmina Grant, 1st Vice President, NCA NY

Welcome address: Dr. Myrah Brown Green, Co-chair, NCA NY board

NCA NY Business Meeting:

12 Noon - 1 PM

Social Media in Digital Strategy Workshop:

Art, Legacy & technology- The New Creative Industrialism - leveraging new technology, the social Media and the "Conversation Prism". At the NCA Conference
During the 1hr session we’ll explore

Ownership & Legacy - a simple Strategy. (What, Why Where and how to set up your own website)Securing  your Creative IP Establishing your Brand and securing  its ID across platformsNew Social Commerce  Platforms for artist  Social Selling 101 for artist Question and answers

 

Presenter: Bonnie Sandy, since 2003 she has designed tested and deploy viable solutions around "monetizing" art & creativity, conducting seminars, workshops and projects around the intersection of culture, creativity, entrepreneurial strategy, product development and technology.

1:15 - 2:15 PM

Legacy/Estate Planning:

What Happens To Your Art When You're Gone?

Presenters: Angela Barker, Esq. and Frank Harvey, Esq., Legal Referral Service: NY Bar Association

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Lunch break: (on your own)

Artist's videos presented during lunch break.

 3:15 - 4:15

Drum making workshop:

Presenter: Wilhelmina Grant, Artist

 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Lecture/Demonstration: Sound & Color Theory

Presenter: Willie Mack, Artist, educator

 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Meet & Greet the Artists: "OUR ART - OUR LEGACY"

This exhibition curated by Derick Cross is a presentation of works by NCA artists and young students inspired by art and our legacy.  January 22 - February 28, 2014

Exhibiting Artists:

Rudy Collins | Derick Cross | Sophia Dawson | Princess Dennis |Jim Edmonds | Jocelyn Goode | Wilhelmina Grant | Jimmy James Greene

MLJ Johnson | Glenda Jones |Cecil Lee | Jack Lee

Bilal Salaam |Ed Sherman | Deborah Singletary | Ken Wright

*Youth art by 3rd grade students of Cultural Arts Academy at Spring Creek

 6:30 - 8:30 PM

*Celebrate Inge Hardison!!!!!! 100thYear Birthday Celebration for Inge Hardison, 

Sculptress: Family members, neighbors, friends and the arts community harmonize with our revered elder and national treasure, Ms. Inge Hardison for the celebration of a milestone birthday.  A lively procession of the parents, staff and Alumni Association of the Rites of Passage Program, "EGBE IWA ODO'KUNRIN*EGBE IWA ODO'BINRIN (the society of young men and young women of character) lift up their voices and pay homage to Ms. Hardison.

Video: The Hands of Inge Hardison - Narration by Ossie Davis of a brief historic chronicle of a portion of Ms. Hardison's career.

Video: Interview of Inge Hardison on television program Positively Black

Presentations, Proclamations and Remarks

Silent Auction Results for framed print by Dr. Margaret Burroughs, Raffle Drawing, Cake and Beverages

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2-6 PM

The Association of Community-Based Artists of Westchester (AC-BAW)

AC-BAW Center for the Arts 128 South 4th Ave., Mount Vernon, NY 10550

NCA NY Art Exhibition Reception & Conference Closing Ceremony:

"Expressive Visualization"

Showcasing artists' works which convey meaning and feeling in a visual form highlighting the artists' creative process.  Glenda E. Jones curates the exhibition.  February 23 - April 30, 2014

Performance: Derick Cross, Spoken Word Artist

Exhibiting Artists:

John Brathwaite | Lenore Browne | Stanley Cadet |Rudy Collins | Miles Crawford | Sophia Dawson | Paul Deo | Alyson Floyd | Wilhelmina Grant | Glenda E. Jones | Jack Lee | Stephen Paul | Bilal A. Salaam | Jonathan Wosu

All conference events are free and open to the public. 

 

ABOUT NCA

THE MISSION

To preserve, promote and develop African American culture and the creative forces of the artists that emanate from the African American and African World experience.

THE HISTORY

 The National Conference of Artists (NCA), was founded March 28-29, 1959 at the Dean Sage Hall at Atlanta University during the opening of the Atlanta University Eighteenth Annual Art Exhibition. It was the idea of Margaret T. Burroughs who joined with James D. Parks and fellow artists to form the organization. Sixty- one (charter) delegates from 12 states registered.

 

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Diversity in Design Event: Our Voices | ASID NY Metro Chapter feb 13

Diversity in Design Event: Our Voices | ASID NY Metro Chapter feb 13 | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
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Diversity in Design Event: Our Voices | ASID NY Metro Chapter- feb 13

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What Makes Fashion African?

What Makes Fashion African? | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
As designers from Africa ease into permanence in the global fashion industry, and the words “African Fashion” are pandied about like “pure” water on Lagos streets, the meaning behind the words seem...
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what make fashion  #african or for that matter #BKstyle #Black #Indie Seking authenticity

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Natural Hair: Ascribing Value to The Economy of Our Existence - CulturalGrassroots.com

Natural Hair: Ascribing Value to The Economy of Our Existence - CulturalGrassroots.com | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
[photo from Un-Ruly.com] What goes around comes around. Just in my lifetime, I have witnessed Black people, Black women more specifically, turn back to their natural hair repeatedly. Think about it: 60-70′s Black is Beautiful, late 80′s-90′s the Lock phenom sprung from Fort Greene and Harlem, and now, the second decade of the 21st century,... Read more »
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The first "natural Models' were disowned by family.. jeered by  community. They would not have passed teh paperbag test... I'm not sure that the history of 'natural" hair is understood by many... and I'm learning that  "natural" does not necessarily mean teh same thing to everyone... 

Natural hair did not become a mainstay till the  1960"s Natuarlly  1962...  which was "a Peer to peer" social movement. A marketing campaign that launched with the use of the Tag line "Black is beautiful'. it is ironic the image used still shows a skewed value system...  

"there were no jet Models in Jet and no ebony Models in EBONY-" a quote froom the video ... http://youtu.be/A3Pw85qbknc ;
You can find info and links to other research http://www.bonniesandy.com/blackisbeautiful2013 This unedited video was taped on the 50th Anniversary... and picks up at 1963 in what was essentially a marketing campaign by artist for artist to convince Blacks to Buy and shop "BLACK" The conversation with Kwame On the 50th anniversary has stuck with me - and has influenced my commitment to finding long term solutions.  Few who Fly under that natural hair care, who take the right to wear their hair natural, or even live by or profit from the Business of "Black Is Beautiful" even knew that January 28th was is the anniversary of "naturally "62... 2022 will be the 60th and I wonder where we will be in that journey.  In reviewing this clip I am reminded of the importance in securing our history and legacy... and will recommit to these creative salons, both live and online. To be invited to attend join my personal mailing list at http://vip.bkfff.com  If you wear your hair black or use the term "Black is Beautiful,"/  One of the “solutions”DeMarketplace has now Launched as a Shopping guide to help those in the Black fashion Niche and an online database with plans to use technology to achieve some of those DeMarketplace.com and we will be working with artist and designers on all areas - Sourcing | Designing | Production/Manufacturing | Marketing | Retail- {Sales -Fulfillment} | Sport/Entertainment | Innovation | Education | Archiving | Communication and media development.Bonnie Sandy Http://catalog.DeMarketplace.com@DeMarketplace

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