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In News on October 4, 2012 at 3:08 pm


Black Hooded Sweatshirt
Black Sweatpants
Red Hooded Sweatshirt,
White T-Shirt
Yankees Caps
Any Type of Graphic T-Shirt
Work boots

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In Latino on September 4, 2012 at 3:20 pm


Puerto Rican model Joan Smalls was named Numero Uno in the world of fashion last week by Models.com, beating out Jourdan Dunk, Anais Mali and scores of other women of color. In fact, Smalls was the only black model on the Top 50 list.

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Swizz Beatz Would Like To Share His Moments With You (PHOTOS)

In Lifestyle on August 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Pepsi culminated its three-part Summer Beats Concert Series in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Michael Jackson’s BAD album with a special tribute performance by Ne-Yo and Melanie Fiona last night at Gotham Hall in NYC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Throwback Thursdays: Pusha T, NYC, 2011 (PHOTO)

In Lifestyle on August 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Pusha T is a great storyteller and character, and these images were made one night in Spring 2011 at the listening party for his Fear of God album, one of the best album of that year.

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TooFly’s Love Warrior Prints Are Way Too Fly! (PHOTOS)

In Latino on August 14, 2012 at 10:12 am

As followers of prolific Latina and graffiti dynamo Toofly through social media, we got a taste of the globetrotting and NYC based artist’s newest print offering, “Love Warrior,” after Toofly posted teaser photos last week on Instagram. Read the rest of this entry »

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In Latino on August 7, 2012 at 10:40 am

Tony M. Peralta, the Dominican Andy Warhol from Washington Heights, dropped dime a few weeks ago in the form of a look book for his latest collection for Summer 2012: Defend Uptown League, a collection of graphic tees of four fictitious teams  that touch base on the artist’s favorite uptown haunts including Washington Heights, East Harlem and Inwood.

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Storm Rages Over New York! (PHOTO)

In Lifestyle, Uncategorized on July 18, 2012 at 5:01 pm


An insane storm, complete with hail, torrential wind and rain, hit NYC this afternoon and was photographed in air by NFL footballer Dhani Jones.

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Drake, Chris Brown Offered A Milli Each To Fight In Cali

In Lifestyle on June 28, 2012 at 10:25 am

 Drake & Chris Brown, if they agree to duke it out in front of live audience in a boxing ring in Cali, will earn a million dollars each from Celebrity Boxing.  Will you pay to watch two black millionaire’s beat each other up? Read the rest of this entry »

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Photographer Matthew Salacuse On Nas’ Life Is Good’ Album Cover Shoot: “He Nailed It!”

In Lifestyle on June 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Brooklyn, New York  photographer Matthew Salacuse is the photographer responsible for the haunting cover photo of Queensbridge rapper Nas‘ 10th studio album, ‘Life Is Good.’ Via email, Salacuse gave us the  lowdown behind the shoot.

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Throwback Thursdays: B-Boy Rocksteady, 1999 (PHOTO)

In Lifestyle on May 31, 2012 at 1:36 pm

RockSteady Reunion 1999 at Union Square’s Mark Ballroom was the place to be, and I was in there like swimwear for defunct Italian Hip–Hop magazine A/L. They’d hired me (a photographer who was living in the Bronx, trying to make ends meet)  to document the annual reunion and I did so with cameras blazing, traveling around the city with legions of hip-hop fans from around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Diary: Four Days In The Life Of Actor Jonathan Charles (PHOTOS+VIDEOS)

In Lifestyle, Uncategorized on May 30, 2012 at 10:45 am

Actor Jonathan Charles, born and raised in Haiti, later moving  to NYC at the age of 10, looks familiar because you’ve seen  him on screen  in “I Am Legend,” “Enigma,” “Blue Blood,” and sports advertisements for companies like  Nike, Footlocker and Converse, gigs he booked himself while acting as his own agent. Read the rest of this entry »