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Marketplaces Creative Clusters Collaborations and Competition a value proposition for Black Creatives.

Marketplaces Creative Clusters Collaborations and Competition a value proposition for Black Creatives. | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Repeat after me Collaboration is not competition.  Clusters are a type of Collaboration strategy that can help your business.  So what's a cluster.
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you cannot chnage what you tolerate... we need to address the pros and cons of collaboration. 

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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!!!!

I will share 

 

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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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

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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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52 years ago some thought Black was not Beautiful #HappyAnniversary to Grandassa models

52 years ago some thought Black was not Beautiful #HappyAnniversary to Grandassa models | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

Today is the 52nd anniversay of that .. . and so many who take the right to wear their hair natural still have no idea of this.  



"Today we salute  the Grandassa Models Naturally ’62 and what I consider the start of the  “Black is Beautiful” Movement!

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Today is the 52nd anniversay of "naturally  "63... if you wear  you hair black or use the term "Black  is beautiful,"
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 .. . and so many who take the right to wear their hair natural still have no idea of this. Thanks for picking up this ... The original link from DeMarketplace no longer exist You can find info and links to other research http://www.bonniesandy.com/blackisbeautiful2013/ , or at http://www.bkfff.com/article-category/black-is-beautiful-50th/ copy of my original 1997 post on the Wayback Machine .http://goo.gl/sWbMJ ...

The conversation with Kwame On the 50th anniversary has stuck with me - as has my committment to finding long term solutions. DeMarketplace has now Launched Shopping guide to help those in the Black fashion Niche and an online database with plans to use technology to achive some of those goals ...
Http://catalog.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.

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www.BonnieSandy.com/blog

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Men’s Crack Batik Shirt

Men’s Crack Batik Shirt | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Wunmi Olaiya , WoW WoW by Wunmi’s Men’s Crack Batik Shirts are a collection of wearable and timeless, look and feel styles and shapes that still maintains a formal design aesthetic that can take any modern man straight from the office to his favorite play zone!  
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When you buy this shirt you support an artisan in Ghana, a shirtmaker in Nigeria and a Designer and her design studio in NY. Extermely  similar to the  Madiba shirt these make an  excellent gift for men seeking a more cultural expression in their formal attire. 
See more of Wunmi's products at
http://WowWow.DeMarketplace.com  
See items by other artist at 
http://Catalog.DeMarketplace.com/
and meet these wonderful Black artisans at 
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Delia Alleyne : Where The Caribbean Meets Punk Couture | kezblogs.com

Delia Alleyne : Where The Caribbean Meets Punk Couture | kezblogs.com | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Delia Alleyne : Where The Caribbean Meets Punk Couture
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this should have crossed my path much earlier... 

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Ghanaian Star Sarkodie’s Design label “Sark” adds Female Jeans, Underwear & Shoes | Bella Naija

Ghanaian Star Sarkodie’s Design label “Sark” adds Female Jeans, Underwear & Shoes | Bella Naija | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie's Sark design label has taken an unexpected turn. After launching his clothing line early this year, Sark has announced that they
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black Artisan, Artist, Designers, Makers and Crafters in Fashion |Accessories | Home Interiors | Food | Wearables |

black Artisan, Artist, Designers, Makers and Crafters in Fashion |Accessories | Home Interiors | Food | Wearables | | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

"Nurturer is a flat pillow bag utilizing various types of leather including ostrich accents and hair on hide. Designed by Khali Keyi of   keyiko  arts  this one ofakind piece is available. Fashion  and crafted of embossed and dye vegetable tanned leather on front and back. Two front clasps to close; back zipper pocket."

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Get listed for Free submit by 12 midnight November 27th.  via form below... 
www.DeMarketplace.com is a shopping guide to promote handmade! It is consumer focused  curated online shopping guide with Marketplace by and for  Artisan, Artist, Designers, Makers and Crafters in Fashion |Accessories | Home Interiors | Food | Wearables | Toys  | collectible | art | Photography | Music . It's ONLY focus is helping consumers focus in on shopping local creatives across the globe.  

See here

http://Catalog.Demarketplace.com 

http://Artist.demarketplace.com 

http://Keyiko.Demarketplace.com 

 

 

NO WEBSITE... We've worked that out!Listings are linked to  your website however we've added inquiry  forms to accommodate creative without eCommerce sites. 

http://www.demarketplace.com/african-print-slouch-bags-byf-house-of-ruby/ ;

 submit this form by 12 midnight November 26Th to be listedhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1E-pRgTVYJ3uKsOWSCS3L5DoiR5gpxlEg49oeB0wLXag/viewform

 

Please note  Listing is curated 

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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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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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How to ensure you #BuyBlack for #holiday2013 @Demarketplace @fashiontech #Artstech @BadasseBs

How to ensure you #BuyBlack for #holiday2013 @Demarketplace  @fashiontech #Artstech @BadasseBs | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

When posed with the  question How do we buy black I set about at what I thought was a simple solution create a list and distributed. since then It has taken over a far wider scope. Since 2003 I've been using technology to help build and support local businesses. creating solutions take time but  we need to start somewhere. .. Please share

Bonnie Sandy's insight:

How do we Build Black owned businesses. Demarketplace.com is consumer oriented marketing initiative to promote handmade black artisans crafters designer and maker. 


so how do we "SUPPORT"
BUY BUY BUY - most Black businesses are self funded Buying allows for growth and expansion. 
Subscibe to get our shopping Guide- who what when how- with  first dibs at select listings
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It's one url to point to easy to remember. link, email, tweet, share share share... 

Demarketplace.com is consumer oriented marketing initiative to promote handmade black artisans crafters designer and maker
 
Or browse Items created Produced by Black Artist Crafters and designers at http://Catalog.DeMarketplace.com/ use teh powerful search button! Learn about and even contact these wonderful Black artisans at http://Artist.DeMarketplace.com/

 

How do I buy these products
Some artist have a direct nuy now links buttons- That will take you to their checkout page
click the  product listing link on each page
or fill out the Product inquiry form on each page

It's expensive
The items are FAIR TRADE. which may mean a higher price point. We check and encourage artisans to be vigilant about present the best quality. Artisans are NOT hobbyist but extremely creative trained Professionals. 

I don't see what i'm looking  for ... submit a request and we'll source the artisans http://www.demarketplace.com/contact/


Current artist "booths" we're adding more  

Labels in Demarketplace

http://HouseofRubi.Demarketplace.com 

http://WowWow.Demarketplace.com

http://Moonwannie.DeMarketplace.com/  ;

Http://Keyiko.Demarketplace.com

Http://BAH.Demarketplace.com 

 

I'd like to be an artisan use the submit button on www.Demarketplace.com 

httP://submit.demarketplace.com

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Many of these artisans are from #Brooklyn,  Please share and shop http://catalog.demarketplace.com 

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Give wearable amulets from MoonWannie Fire Agate-Tiger’s Eye Necklace w Rose Quartz Pendant #buyblack

Give wearable amulets from MoonWannie Fire Agate-Tiger’s Eye Necklace w Rose Quartz Pendant  #buyblack | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

Fire Agate is a great stone for putting goals and plans into action. It works with the solar plexus chakra. Tiger’s Eye contains the power of the Sun. It is used for protection, prosperity and frequent travelers. Rose Quartz aka the love stone helps with emotional matters of the heart.

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Deeply Cultural creators of wearable amulets and medicinal pouches, carry on a tradition way  beyond "artisan" expression. see the other offerings of 
http://Moonwannie.DeMarketplace.com 

 

See items by other artist at 
http://Catalog.DeMarketplace.com
and meet these wonderful Black artisans at
http://Artist.DeMarketplace.com  

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“Premium Rush” – View the Spring/Summer 2014 Collection from Bespoke Design Label Bcrown | Bella Naija

“Premium Rush” – View the Spring/Summer 2014 Collection from Bespoke Design Label Bcrown | Bella Naija | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Heads up, we have got more fashion coming your way! Introducing Nigerian bespoke design label - Bcrown's Spring/Summer 2014 collection titled "Premium Rush".
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Ujima & Ujamaa the sum of the actions of individuals in a group affects the outcome- Step UP or Shut Up

Ujima & Ujamaa the sum of the actions of individuals in a group affects the outcome- Step UP or Shut Up | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

If you were waiting to "see" before REPLYING or SHARING... You've missed the point of collaborative work... the sum of the actions of the group affects the outcome. Thanks to those who responded,

You've now missed THE GIFT-
The Free submission is over.

If you already submitted check your email, or inbox me. Get your product info to me using the template... you have till Dec 15th to sell for Xmas delivery.

If I do not get your artist info and submissions by Wednesday 12 midnight it is null and void... This is collaborative. The quality and actions of the group cuts the cost , makes this possible...

Yes I'm still Inviting Artisan, Artist, Designers, Makers and Crafters in Fashion |Accessories | Home Interiors | Food | Wearables | Toys | collectible | art | Photography | Music to submit To have their product services and merchandise Listed. This is a collaborative concept each artist contributes a small fee.

We're also Looking for product YOU conceptualize and are made by YOUR hand or local communities/businesses your support
http://www.demarketplace.com/artist-artisans-crafters-and-designers-last-chance-to-submit-product-fro-holiday-2013-directory/


I'm so sorry you missed it. Our goal is helping you get in the black by the close of 2013 , via an intense distribution plan. So here is an opportunity ... use code
"INTHEBLACK2013"
at http://www.demarketplace.com/buyblack/ BEfore December 6th and 76% of teh listing fee is waived.

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I knew going in that we'd have to work at pulling this together. Thanks to my colleagues who siged up, i'll be adding those items from tonight. Look for full list at http://catalog.demarketplace.com
Consumers Interested in getting the shopping guide ... sign up on www.Demarketplace.com an answer to the challenge, "How to get African-American’s to leverage their Projected $1.1 Trillion buying power By 2015
Step 1- Make it easy to find them

Image designs for one of my  apprentice lines.
Yes I'm a designer who understand tech and marketing  www.bonnieSandy.com 

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What Alvin Ailey’s Dancers Are Wearing This Week

What Alvin Ailey’s Dancers Are Wearing This Week | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
While we personally feel that the ideal costumes for Alvin Ailey dancers would require very little fabric, if any at all (can you say, “Most. Slamming. Bodies — ever?
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like the designers page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wow-Wow-by-Wunmi/599310016779837

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