As a filmmaker, she made history by the time she was 30 when she became the first black female director to do a major motion picture at a Hollywood studio when she directed A Dry White Season, which depicted the horrors of apartheid.
Arts & Entertainment
Lyttle fondly remembers falling in love with music at age six and talks about an old radio that he used to repair and fiddle with and later on used to sing along to the music he heard. While he enjoyed singing, he didn’t realized music would be his career until around the age of twelve when with the help of his uncle he began performing in an entertainment group where he not only sang but he danced and acted as well. This gave Lyttle a taste of the music industry, plenty of practice and the start of his amazing career.
Born in Barbados, Alexander James travels the world as DJ Puffy’s photographer and videographer. This has afforded him one of his greatest achievements to date; the opportunity to travel to the US, Europe & Asia and capture the world via his camera.
immense support system, Michael became interested in music and the creation of music at very young age. Michael thinks of himself as without a genre, as he’s able to adapt and play almost anything.
Growing up in a bi-lingual, bi-cultural and bi-racial household has afforded Michele many benefits. She learned early on to treat others with compassion and respect. She developed an easygoing attitude even though she received many unsolicited comments about her ethnicity such as “What are you?” She grew up comprehending that who you are as a person is what makes each individual unique, not his or her ethnic origin.
Ziggy Marley, born in Trenchtown, Jamaica, is an 8-time Grammy winner. He views his reggae music as a conduit between the spiritual and physical worlds. Much like his father, the legendary Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley did, Marley wants to bring consciousness and awareness through his music.
Akeem Stanley is a Fashion Designer who specializes in high fashion women’s clothing and accessories. Born in the British Virgin Islands and raised in a single parent home, Akeem says that growing up Caribbean can sometimes come with a rigid set of rules and traditions and it has also helped him to develop many quality traits including a desire to succeed and to work hard for what he wants.
Risha Rox is an interdisciplinary artist working in installation, sculpture, body art and storytelling – a practice which she refers to as Corporealism. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003 with a major in African Diaspora Studies, she began to develop her artistic practice in the rich black loam of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY.