Solomon Roller Discovered his Passion for Dance at the Age of Eight

Artist and Performer Embraces Creativity as a Lifestyle Long after his physical presence expires, memories of Solomon Osayi Roller will manifest through his art. People will remember his smile, passion and authentic joy for uplifting others. Fame never crossed Roller’s mind as a reason to entertain people. In his lifetime, his legacy will not reflect the presence of material wealth but rather the riches he … Continue reading Solomon Roller Discovered his Passion for Dance at the Age of Eight

Designer Eneale Pickett Celebrates Blackness While Supporting Black Students

Artist Sews a Vivid Picture of Blackness in New Line Fashion can be revolutionary. Aesthetic can tell the story of a people, a political ideology. Designer Eneale Pickett would like his next line to inspire conversations surrounding the African diaspora, black masculinity and womanhood. He hopes to financially help incoming Black freshmen at University of Wisconsin-Madison while doing so. “With the money from these jean … Continue reading Designer Eneale Pickett Celebrates Blackness While Supporting Black Students

Organizations Protect the Future of the Culture Through Education

Three Initiatives to Transform Learning in Schools Educators often enter the field with the intention in making a difference in the lives of youth but improving education does not rest solely on their shoulders. Developing tomorrow’s leaders into culture influencers, changemakers and contributors to society should be a communal effort. Not everyone has to do this by going into education. Some organizations are attempting to … Continue reading Organizations Protect the Future of the Culture Through Education

Brittany Ota- Malloy On Blackness, Biracial/ Multiracial Identity, and Higher Education

Just three days before flying to California to present her research, Brittany Ota-Malloy and I sat down to discuss blackness, multiracial/ biracial identity and developing a cultural identity. Ota, the 28-year-old PhD student and a supervisor at the Center for Cultural Enrichment (CCE) had a lot to say.   Malik Anderson (LA): Tell me a little bit about your background. Brittany Ota-Malloy (BO): I am … Continue reading Brittany Ota- Malloy On Blackness, Biracial/ Multiracial Identity, and Higher Education