Souleo: ‘R&B Divas, Atlanta’ stars KeKe Wyatt And Syleena Johnson Preview the New Season

Cast of R&B Divas_Meelah Williams_Syleena Johnson_Monifah_LaTavia Roberson_KeKe Wyatt_Angie Stone left to right_Credit Alex Martinez(1)She’s the self-proclaimed “drama queen” with sass and vocal power to boot. But KeKe Wyatt, star of TV One’s hit reality series, “R&B Divas: Atlanta” sounds as if she is ready to tone down the drama, if only a tad bit. Continue Reading →

Souleo: LiV Warfield: A ‘BlackBird’ learns to fly

LiV Warfield_photo credit_Chris Ottaunick_image 2(1)LiV Warfield is used to running. But these days, the former track athlete is flying high with a revived music career. It’s all thanks to discipline, confidence, faith and a music legend named, Prince. Continue Reading →

Souleo: More Than Enough White Children’s Books?

King for a Day_by Rukhsana Khan and illustrated by Christiane Krömer_Courtesy of LEE & LOW BOO KSA young boy fights bullying while celebrating Basant, a springtime kite-flying festival in “King For A Day.” A group of kids transform their bodies into the letters A-Z in “AFRO-BETS ABC Book.” Continue Reading →

Souleo: FACE Africa Takes On The Clean Water Mission In Liberia

Saran Kaba Jones_Courtesy of FACE AfricaThere is a reason why Saran Kaba Jones presented her fifth annual WASH gala for FACE Africa at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Yoga Activists Fight Human Trafficking

Lara LandBy Souleo

Take a breath. Is it short and strained or is it deep and full? Posing this question to a victim of human trafficking may seem insignificant but according to Lara Land it is a crucial step in the rehabilitation of the more than 4,200 children served by the anti-trafficking organization, Odanadi Seva Trust. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Two Art Projects Aim to Rebuild Community

Guests at Bronx Museum of the Arts spring gala_Courtesy of the Bronx Museum of the ArtsBy Souleo

Can art serve as a catalyst for revitalizing neighborhoods?

It’s a question being explored by two unique art projects: “Back in the Bronx,” a new campaign launched by the Bronx Museum of the Arts and Out to See, an art and music event focused on bringing attention to the South Street Seaport area post-Hurricane Sandy. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Labelle To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of “Lady Marmalade” With Tour

Nona Hendryx_Patti LaBelle_Sarah Dash of Labelle_Courtesy of Verve Records“Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?”

It’s the French expression for “Do you want to sleep with me tonight?” In 1974 the phrase ascended music group, Labelle into the stratosphere of popular culture with their hit single “Lady Marmalade.” Continue Reading →

Souleo: Black Fashion Designers Need Help Too

Unknown photographer_Portrait of dramatist Lorraine Hansberry, circa 1950s_Courtesy of Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureIn the past few years the lack of diversity on fashion runways has garnered mainstream attention through activists such as legendary model, Bethann Hardison. Continue Reading →

Souleo: After deaths, Dianne Reeves Finds A Beautiful Life

Dianne Reeves_Credit_Jerris MadisonOn the surface the title of Dianne Reeves’ new album, Beautiful Life seems straightforward enough, but it holds a deeper significance for the singer after experiencing two major deaths. Continue Reading →