Arrested Development’s Speech Thomas Shares His Hopes for Black People, Dishes on Band’s Latest Projects

  The revolutionary hip-hop band Arrested Development broke down barriers 30 years ago by releasing positive albums dedicated to Black self-love, Afro-centric themes and the end to white supremacy across the diaspora.   Co-founder and leader of the hit-making conscious rap group, Todd “Speech” Thomas, spoke to Atlanta Black Star about the group’s current projects and … Continue reading Arrested Development’s Speech Thomas Shares His Hopes for Black People, Dishes on Band’s Latest Projects

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Dui Jarrod’s ‘Unholy War’ Showcases Great Performances and Unapologetic Blackness

A Man Named Yves  Playwright Dui Jarrod’s “Unholy War” is an incredible melodrama exploring the psyche of an emotionally damaged man as he tries to marry the woman of his dreams. Yves– portrayed by Cario George— is a man who has been through a lot. As a young boy, he was abandoned by his mother … Continue reading Dui Jarrod’s ‘Unholy War’ Showcases Great Performances and Unapologetic Blackness

How a Young Talented Artist Turned Social Media Success into a Booming Business

Miami, Florida-based artist Yashiva Robinson has become a viral sensation by creating art depicting Black music icons such as Tupac Shakur and Erykah Badu. Since kindergarten, the 26-year-old painter has been drawing and creating masterpieces in various mediums. Now, the artist, tattooist, singer, beautician and model has turned her online success into a thriving business. … Continue reading How a Young Talented Artist Turned Social Media Success into a Booming Business