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Múkami Kinoti Kimoth is a storyteller, an artist and an experienced entrepreneur with a deep desire to positively impact lives, primarily those of women and girls. She has created 13 symbols of femininity and royalty that are more than just dolls, but superheroes, “avatars” equipped with individual personas, life missions, who are innovators, trailblazers and catalysts.…

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Earlier this year TLC fans across the country, including Katy Perry, NKOTB and many others raised almost half a million dollars for TLC’s upcoming album, which is slated to be their last. As a part of their donation packages, fans had the opportunity to get up close and personal with T-Boz and Chilli on scheduled…

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It’s been a month since TLC launched their surprising high-profile Kickstarter campaign asking fans to fund their last album as a duo. And after weeks of strong support from fans, their Kickstarter campaign has come to an end and TLC has completed it with a mountain of money. Back in January, TLC started their Kickstarter fund with…

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Earlier this week, TLC announced that they were funding their fifth and final album through Kickstarter and they asked their fans to help pay for the album so they could keep creative control. After seeing a wave of support from their loyal fan base, TLC has now gotten some support from pop queen Katy Perry.…

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You can’t tell, Danny Glover who he can talk to. That’s the gist of what the critically acclaimed actor said during an interview at Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre’s 44th anniversary gala in New York City this past weekend. Glover has continued to support the Venezuelan government despite the country’s tense relationship with the…

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Internet crowd source funding website Kickstarter has been hacked. Kickstarter has been used successfully to fund independent film and video projects through  small user donations. Spike Lee recently used Kickstarter to bypass Hollywood studios that would not fund his projects. No credit card information was stolen but the cyber criminals did get usernames, passwords, email…

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With petite and plus-sized clothing lines becoming increasingly more prominent, it is somewhat surprising how little attention is paid to the tall female fashion market. HEIGHT GODDESS, a Dallas-based contemporary clothing line that caters to the beauty and uniqueness of tall women, has worked since 2007 to meet the fashion needs of women 5’9″ and…

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Stax Records was more than a music machine releasing hits by the likes of Otis Redding and The Staple Singers. According to author and music historian Robert Gordon it was also an example of unity in 1960s segregated South Memphis. In his new book, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion Gordon uses the…

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Spike Lee’s remake of remake Chan-wook Park’s revenge thriller Oldboy is sure to entertain with its gory, bloody death scenes, fight scenes of dozens miraculously falling victim to the hands of just one extraordinary fighter, and a love interest that takes a surprising turn. Rolling out interviewed the legendary director to get a bit of insight on the “reinterpreted”…

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Kyle Massey has been keeping busy in Hollywood since becoming a fan favorite on the hit series “Dancing With The Stars” and starring in the hit Disney show, “Cory in the House.” His next big thing is starring as “Andy” in the indie comedy Senior Project, a Kickstarter success story. In Senior Project, Andy and…

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On the “A” w/Souleo The piercing cheers of more than 500 New York City schoolkids trumpeted the kickoff event at Symphony Space for the album, Songs for a Healthier America. Hip-Hop Public Health and the Partnership for a Healthier America, chaired by first lady Michelle Obama, collaborated to produce the project, which features health conscious…

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Filmmaker Spike Lee, 56, despite the criticism, has reached his $1.25 million Kickstarter goal to finance his next movie project and exceeded it. At press time, he was up to $1,314,676 with only three days to go. “Indie Filmmakers are always in search of financing because their work, their vision sometimes does not coincide with Studio…

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Crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe, Kickstarter and Indiegogo have been quite resourceful for many people starting and expanding their businesses, raising money for funerals and even realizing their dreams, including traveling the world. In 2012 there were more than a million successfully funded campaigns that raised $2.7 billion, according to research firm Massolution. They predict the numbers…

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Famed filmmaker Spike Lee is spreading the word about his latest film project. As the Oscar-nominated director preps for the release of his highly-anticipated film Old Boy this fall, Lee is already drawing attention for the follow-up–and his approach for funding it. The man behind such acclaimed movies as Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X is using the online crowd-funding service Kickstarter to raise money to produce his next independent project.

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    Nitty Scott, MC is in full Bohemian bloom as she travels the “secret garden” in her mind in the official music video for “Flower Child” featuring Kendrick Lamar. This visual was fully funded through 151 generous backers and fans who contributed to Nitty’s successful Kickstarter campaign. Salute to them for supporting independent hip-hop!…

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