Most of these images are created by the amazing Nigerian brother, Laolu Senbanjo. His work is so dope. Regardless, I love tribal paint. It is commanding and against the grain. It invokes the energy of powerful African warriors, tribeswomen and tribesmen and the creativity and adaptability of Diasporans across the globe. Decorative, intriguing, and downright … Continue reading Tribal Paint
How critical is it for actors/actresses to nail the kiss? And, well, who delivers a better on-screen kiss than Nia Long? I'm convinced. Let's compare a few. Just a few. Nia Long/Taye Diggs - Best ManNia Long/Larenz Tate - Love JonesNia Long/Larenz Tate - Love JonesEddie Murphy/Shari Headley - Coming to AmericaJada Pinkett/Blair Underwood - … Continue reading Cenophilia pt.2: Un Bisou!
Amanirenas. Put respect upon HER name... Her persona equates power, prowess and Queendom. Stood firm as she withstood the wicked man. Elegant and fierce, a crafty and strategic warrior. Prepared to push her people to protect what was theirs. Sending enemies whimpering and crying in their sleep. Making history with self-determination because the mission was … Continue reading Kandrake Amanirenas – Nubian Queen
Kelly Rowland - The deeper hue of the Destiny's Child collective, melanated and masterful. It is fascinating to see her sculpted body shine and how she is breaking free into a Naturist Vibe in one of her latest videos - COFFEE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJZZ6dPPawM
The world is shut down for this "pandemic" and so, I'm catching up some great films - enter If Beale Street Could Talk. James Baldwin's genius work was brought to screen by Barry Jenkins, and this was perfect time for a re-watch. The romantic tone and family dynamics send out a unique nostalgia that extends … Continue reading Cenophilia Vol. Moja: If Beale Street Could Talk
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I was obsessed with Grace Jones in the 80's, particularly after watching A View to a Kill and Conan the Destroyer. BUT, living in a Bible belt world I began to actually look down on her art and freedom - which at the time was labeled everything from a whore, to irresponsible, to a sell-out. … Continue reading The Groundshaker – Grace Jones