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hiphopphotomuseum:

Happy 44th Birthday, Queen Latifah!
Photo by Al Pereira.

hiphopphotomuseum:

Happy 44th Birthday, Queen Latifah!

Photo by Al Pereira.

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inmytimeisaconstruct:

My second full length LP, “Bless Roxwell: evolutions” was all about embracing change and growth. Realizing now that I was #wakingup even back then..❤️✨, #tbt 2008. Again, no hard copies left but it’s still up on www.blessroxwell.bandcamp.com for download. #HipHop #whatido #music #MC #beatsandrhymes #mylife 💋

inmytimeisaconstruct:

My second full length LP, “Bless Roxwell: evolutions” was all about embracing change and growth. Realizing now that I was #wakingup even back then..❤️✨, #tbt 2008. Again, no hard copies left but it’s still up on www.blessroxwell.bandcamp.com for download. #HipHop #whatido #music #MC #beatsandrhymes #mylife 💋

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goddessjaz:

This is gonna be awesome sauce. Looking forward to seeing @DjChela @shanalovesall @circa95 @blessrox 👍

goddessjaz:

This is gonna be awesome sauce. Looking forward to seeing @DjChela @shanalovesall @circa95 @blessrox 👍

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Hanifa Mcqueen-Hudson aka B-Girl Bubbles gives us an insight into her Upbringing, Her time in the BBOYS & her Brand new Venture - ARTBREAKER.

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SHANNON MATESKY hails from Berkeley, California where she began as one of the youngest poetry slam champions in the Bay Area, at age 14. Shannon has since been apart of Brave New Voices College Tour, the final season of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and numerous stages across the country as a poet and actress. She has performed with many talents such as Talib Kweli, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Danny Hoch, Rachel McKibbens, George Watsky, Rafael Casal and countless others. Shannon also features in the award winning documentary 2nd Verse: The Rebirth of Poetry (Corduroy Media) and is author of her first solo play She Think She Grown.
An alumni of Depaul University’s Theatre School, Shannon holds a BFA in Acting. Some of her theatrical credits include,  A Raisin in the Sun (Merle Reskin), Electricidad (Merle Reskin),Welcome to Arroyo’s (ATC), Chicagoland and Hit The Wall (The Inconvenience), Sonnets for An Old Century (UrbanTheatre Co.), Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses (The Hypocrites) and The March(Steppenwolf Theatre). Shannon also assisted Chuck Smith in directing Race by David Mamet at the Goodman Theatre. Shannon is signed with Paonessa Talent Agency and recipient of the 2012 Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Alumni from Depaul Theatre School.
Shannon is also an activist and teacher that encourages forward movement toward enlightenment of consciousness. She works independently to develop curriculums that fit the demands of the current youth culture. Shannon has worked for organizations such as Young Chicago Authors, Youth Speaks, Step-Up Women’s Network, Kuumba Lynx and others, aiding young adults in technical and life skills. 
http://shannonmatesky.com

SHANNON MATESKY hails from Berkeley, California where she began as one of the youngest poetry slam champions in the Bay Area, at age 14. Shannon has since been apart of Brave New Voices College Tour, the final season of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and numerous stages across the country as a poet and actress. She has performed with many talents such as Talib Kweli, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Danny Hoch, Rachel McKibbens, George Watsky, Rafael Casal and countless others. Shannon also features in the award winning documentary 2nd Verse: The Rebirth of Poetry (Corduroy Media) and is author of her first solo play She Think She Grown.

An alumni of Depaul University’s Theatre School, Shannon holds a BFA in Acting. Some of her theatrical credits include,  A Raisin in the Sun (Merle Reskin), Electricidad (Merle Reskin),Welcome to Arroyo’s (ATC), Chicagoland and Hit The Wall (The Inconvenience), Sonnets for An Old Century (UrbanTheatre Co.), Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses (The Hypocrites) and The March(Steppenwolf Theatre). Shannon also assisted Chuck Smith in directing Race by David Mamet at the Goodman Theatre. Shannon is signed with Paonessa Talent Agency and recipient of the 2012 Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Alumni from Depaul Theatre School.

Shannon is also an activist and teacher that encourages forward movement toward enlightenment of consciousness. She works independently to develop curriculums that fit the demands of the current youth culture. Shannon has worked for organizations such as Young Chicago Authors, Youth Speaks, Step-Up Women’s Network, Kuumba Lynx and others, aiding young adults in technical and life skills. 

http://shannonmatesky.com

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SOFIA SNOW is an artist, educator, and community organizer who has the ability to see where there is lacking, and to create. In 2006, Sofía was titled the Spoken Word Artist of the Year by the Massachusetts Industry Committee Hip Hop Awards. This was just the beginning for Sofía, who at age 16, began teaching spoken word workshops for her peers as a tool to spread consciousness.
In the following two short years, Sofía has shared stages with Rakim to Willie Colón to Raheem DeVaughn, in front of audiences of thousands, and was honored with a full page spread in the Boston Globe. By 18, Sofía was accepted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a First Wave Scholar – a ground-breaking program that recruits and awards young artists from across the U.S. with full-tuition scholarships as members of the First Wave Hip Hop Theatre Ensemble. In 2011, she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Social Work, and was named Top 15 Inspiring Young Female Activists by Generation Progress.
Sofía has taken her passions (youth work, arts, and social justice) across the US, UK and Carribean – performing and using Hip Hop to make change. In 2013, the City of Boston officially resolved  February 28th as Sofía Snow Day; Snow was acknowledged as Cosmopolitan Magazine‘s Fun Fearless Female for April 2013; and Muzzle Magazine listed her as top 30 writers under 30.  Sofía is the co-founder of the Not Enough Mics Collaborative, a nationwide network of womyn artists. She is currently working for the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives as the Education & Outreach Coordinator for First Wave.
Sofía’s next project is the Handcrafted LP, to be released early 2014. In the meantime, she is releasing singles under the Handcrafted: Lost Tapes series. 
http://sofiasnow.com

SOFIA SNOW is an artist, educator, and community organizer who has the ability to see where there is lacking, and to create. In 2006, Sofía was titled the Spoken Word Artist of the Year by the Massachusetts Industry Committee Hip Hop Awards. This was just the beginning for Sofía, who at age 16, began teaching spoken word workshops for her peers as a tool to spread consciousness.

In the following two short years, Sofía has shared stages with Rakim to Willie Colón to Raheem DeVaughn, in front of audiences of thousands, and was honored with a full page spread in the Boston Globe. By 18, Sofía was accepted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a First Wave Scholar – a ground-breaking program that recruits and awards young artists from across the U.S. with full-tuition scholarships as members of the First Wave Hip Hop Theatre Ensemble. In 2011, she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Social Work, and was named Top 15 Inspiring Young Female Activists by Generation Progress.

Sofía has taken her passions (youth work, arts, and social justice) across the US, UK and Carribean – performing and using Hip Hop to make change. In 2013, the City of Boston officially resolved  February 28th as Sofía Snow Day; Snow was acknowledged as Cosmopolitan Magazine‘s Fun Fearless Female for April 2013; and Muzzle Magazine listed her as top 30 writers under 30.  Sofía is the co-founder of the Not Enough Mics Collaborative, a nationwide network of womyn artists. She is currently working for the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives as the Education & Outreach Coordinator for First Wave.

Sofía’s next project is the Handcrafted LP, to be released early 2014. In the meantime, she is releasing singles under the Handcrafted: Lost Tapes series. 

http://sofiasnow.com

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NittyScottMC.com: “Bullsh*t Rap” (Official Music Video)

Nitty Scott, MC drops the 3rd set of visuals off of her mixtape, DOOBIES x POPSICLE STICKS. “BullSh*t Rap” Prod by: Super E. 
Directed By Donald Robinson Cole and Robert Adam Mayer
http://www.donaldrobinsoncole.com/ http://robertadammayer.com

Queens, New York native, ABBY is a visual artist with roots in the early ‘80s graffiti art scene at the geneses of New York’s Hip Hop movement. She attended the seminal High School of Art and Design in Manhattan from 1981 to 1984, where she was mentored by some of the most prolific and celebrated visual artists in urban and fine art such as Web One, Doze and Seen TC5 and Mare 139. Abby was accepted to Parsons School of Design (New York)and attended from 1985-1987. Although she thrived academically, the financial strain was simply too much for her and her family, so she silently applied to Temple University’s Tyler School of Art (Elkins Park, PA and Philadelphia respectively). She graduated in 1991 with a BFA in graphic design with an emphasis on packaging. In 1991, Abby returned to New York, started working for Arista Records and happily returned to painting legal walls with her crew. In 1992, as the design industry was quickly transitioning to computer-based design, she relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area where opportunities in Silicon Valley were abundant. There, she quickly became submerged in digital art, working for start-up ad agencies. Eventually, Abby earned coveted positions designing packaging and promotional work, most notably for Sega, Safeway Corporate Advertising, Concord Records, World Market and Smuin Ballet SF. Marriage and motherhood fostered a shift in Abby to work exclusively freelance, allowing her to remain present for her family and support her fine art. After 16 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, Abby relocated back to the East Coast where she could be closer to her roots. Since 2008, Abby has been exhibited in ‘Heiroglyphics 3’ at the San Francisco African American Art and Culture Complex, ‘Queenz Arrive’ at McCaig-Welles NYC, and ‘TC5 Revolutions’ at Crewest LA. In 2012, Abby lectured at Davidson College in North Carolina, on the topic of Stylemasters of Graffiti and her experiences as a female graffiti artist in her native culture and as a design professional. April 2013 marks Abby’s solo exhibit ‘HomeGirls’ on display at bOb Bar NYC from April 17 through May 19th, which depicts the places and mind-spaces the artist has called home. HomeGirls makes visual her journey as an African American woman, an original participant in a vibrant transnational arts movement, as she transitions from place to place (physically and emotionally) trying to find a balance between motherhood and career that won’t demand she sacrifice one for the other.
http://www.abbygraff.com

Queens, New York native, ABBY is a visual artist with roots in the early ‘80s graffiti art scene at the geneses of New York’s Hip Hop movement. She attended the seminal High School of Art and Design in Manhattan from 1981 to 1984, where she was mentored by some of the most prolific and celebrated visual artists in urban and fine art such as Web One, Doze and Seen TC5 and Mare 139. Abby was accepted to Parsons School of Design (New York)and attended from 1985-1987. Although she thrived academically, the financial strain was simply too much for her and her family, so she silently applied to Temple University’s Tyler School of Art (Elkins Park, PA and Philadelphia respectively). She graduated in 1991 with a BFA in graphic design with an emphasis on packaging. In 1991, Abby returned to New York, started working for Arista Records and happily returned to painting legal walls with her crew. In 1992, as the design industry was quickly transitioning to computer-based design, she relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area where opportunities in Silicon Valley were abundant. There, she quickly became submerged in digital art, working for start-up ad agencies. Eventually, Abby earned coveted positions designing packaging and promotional work, most notably for Sega, Safeway Corporate Advertising, Concord Records, World Market and Smuin Ballet SF. Marriage and motherhood fostered a shift in Abby to work exclusively freelance, allowing her to remain present for her family and support her fine art. After 16 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, Abby relocated back to the East Coast where she could be closer to her roots. Since 2008, Abby has been exhibited in ‘Heiroglyphics 3’ at the San Francisco African American Art and Culture Complex, ‘Queenz Arrive’ at McCaig-Welles NYC, and ‘TC5 Revolutions’ at Crewest LA. In 2012, Abby lectured at Davidson College in North Carolina, on the topic of Stylemasters of Graffiti and her experiences as a female graffiti artist in her native culture and as a design professional. April 2013 marks Abby’s solo exhibit ‘HomeGirls’ on display at bOb Bar NYC from April 17 through May 19th, which depicts the places and mind-spaces the artist has called home. HomeGirls makes visual her journey as an African American woman, an original participant in a vibrant transnational arts movement, as she transitions from place to place (physically and emotionally) trying to find a balance between motherhood and career that won’t demand she sacrifice one for the other.

http://www.abbygraff.com

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Meet B-Girl Terra, the Flyest Six-Year-Old Dancer Around

All the way from England, six-year-old Terra and her nine-year-old sister Eddie are b-girl prodigies. They’ve already become pretty famous after an appearance on “Ellen,” but it’s worth taking a look at just how skilled young Terra really is.

by Jamilah King | Colorlines

NICOLA CHER GEISMAR - Creativity and non conformity have always interested me. As a kid I eagerly took on cut-n-paste creative challenges, building, gluing, sticking, drawing with whatever I could put my hands on. I never liked to follow the crowd and my entrepreneurial spirit grew from an early age. After a dance-filled and active youth, in the mid nineties I got into the underground Hip Hop club scene and followed artists such as Jonzi D in London. I started Breakin’ in 98. I began taking classes and very quickly what started as a hobby developed into a way of life for me. Since then, I have travelled worldwide dancing, competing and participating in workshops with pioneering Hip Hop artists. After all these years, I still have the same burning passion for Breakin’ that I experienced from day one. What I’m most passionate about is sharing expression and individuality through diverse physical practices. I consider myself an artist, with the body being my most important tool. I am interested in form, shape, technique, flow, rhythm and style. I have a strong belief in the vast potential our bodies offer. As a practitioner who teaches a range of physical disciplines, my main aim is to nurture each individual’s unique physical and emotional strength. NCG aims to deliver quality and stylish classes, drawing upon the energetic expression of Hip Hop dance, the restorative energy of Pilates and the conditioning benefits of Pole Fitness. It is this exciting authentic combination which makes NCG different to other studios, health clubs and gyms.
http://ncg.4ormat.com

NICOLA CHER GEISMAR - Creativity and non conformity have always interested me. As a kid I eagerly took on cut-n-paste creative challenges, building, gluing, sticking, drawing with whatever I could put my hands on. I never liked to follow the crowd and my entrepreneurial spirit grew from an early age. After a dance-filled and active youth, in the mid nineties I got into the underground Hip Hop club scene and followed artists such as Jonzi D in London. I started Breakin’ in 98. I began taking classes and very quickly what started as a hobby developed into a way of life for me. Since then, I have travelled worldwide dancing, competing and participating in workshops with pioneering Hip Hop artists. After all these years, I still have the same burning passion for Breakin’ that I experienced from day one. What I’m most passionate about is sharing expression and individuality through diverse physical practices. I consider myself an artist, with the body being my most important tool. I am interested in form, shape, technique, flow, rhythm and style. I have a strong belief in the vast potential our bodies offer. As a practitioner who teaches a range of physical disciplines, my main aim is to nurture each individual’s unique physical and emotional strength. NCG aims to deliver quality and stylish classes, drawing upon the energetic expression of Hip Hop dance, the restorative energy of Pilates and the conditioning benefits of Pole Fitness. It is this exciting authentic combination which makes NCG different to other studios, health clubs and gyms.

http://ncg.4ormat.com

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biosbyjag:

Peace good folk and #IG fam..so most of you know I stay on my mission to #BEthechange I want to see and one of the ways I’m tryna do that is through supporting amazing #art and #music, #greatcauses, #HealthandWellness and much more. My weapon of choice is my website: www.TheRevolutionofFRESH.com..❤. I’m redesigning it so I can expand the support and #FRESHness and so I’m doing this gofundme, and I would ❤ your $upport! Please #RT #REPOST #SHARE this link: www.gofundme.com/GetFRESH or #DONATE, all support is appreciated! I must s/o some of those who have blessed me with $upport so far: @stilettoprdiva @yagirldy @tamarahood @plexplexplex @cellyblack @klrob88 and others, y’all rock and #ithanku from the bottom of my heart! I also have to s/o @goodwoodnyc for coming through with Rewards at the $30 and $40 levels, peep their site: www.goodwoodnyc.com to check the FRESHness available! #givethanks —————————- If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to hit me! There’s a link to email me on the donation page..and thank you again! ❤✨✌💋! #Namaste #BEthechange! #tROF #SSF (at my REALity. )

biosbyjag:

Peace good folk and #IG fam..so most of you know I stay on my mission to #BEthechange I want to see and one of the ways I’m tryna do that is through supporting amazing #art and #music, #greatcauses, #HealthandWellness and much more. My weapon of choice is my website: www.TheRevolutionofFRESH.com..❤. I’m redesigning it so I can expand the support and #FRESHness and so I’m doing this gofundme, and I would ❤ your $upport! Please #RT #REPOST #SHARE this link: www.gofundme.com/GetFRESH or #DONATE, all support is appreciated! I must s/o some of those who have blessed me with $upport so far: @stilettoprdiva @yagirldy @tamarahood @plexplexplex @cellyblack @klrob88 and others, y’all rock and #ithanku from the bottom of my heart! I also have to s/o @goodwoodnyc for coming through with Rewards at the $30 and $40 levels, peep their site: www.goodwoodnyc.com to check the FRESHness available! #givethanks
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If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to hit me! There’s a link to email me on the donation page..and thank you again! ❤✨✌💋! #Namaste #BEthechange! #tROF #SSF (at my REALity. )

(Source: inmytimeisaconstruct)

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Bold. Incisive. Innovative. When S. WHITTAKER approaches a canvas, she brings an intense combination of talent and soul to every brushstroke. Her artistic vision resonates instantly with viewers and draws them deeply into her work. Often they find that it will not let them go. Born in Panama, Stephanie Whittaker was drawing regularly by age three. It was not, however, until she was eleven—six years after moving to Brooklyn, New York—that art began to change her life. That year, her grandfather gave Stephanie fabric paint along with some t-shirts and visors in hopes that she might make some money. “Ever since that day,” she reminiscences, “I have been an entrepreneur.” With her newly discovered love of design and strong support from her family, Stephanie spent much of her youth combining her talents for art and business. During high school, Stephanie discovered that she enjoyed painting. “I wasn’t afraid of it,” she says. “Transforming from pencil to oil paintings can be a bit intimidating. It’s a whole different form of applying art to a surface. My teacher was amazed.” Stephanie went on to attend classes at the Borough of Manhattan College for “Small Business Entrepreneurship” as well as studying at the School of Visual Arts. “I wasn’t able to finish at the School of Visual Arts because I couldn’t afford their tuition. Eventually, all my art skills became self-taught. I basically graduated from Self-Taught University.” When Stephanie met Robyn Willard, CEO of Reign Entertainment Co, she found a mentor who was not afraid to demand more from her artistically. “When I realized that all she wanted to do was help me and push me,” says Stephanie, “I learned to accept criticism and push myself.” Her efforts have paid off. By age 23, Stephanie was signed as a visual artist for Reign Entertainment Co. and named Creative Director for World Wide Reign Graphics. She incorporates her paintings with graphics to produce one-of-a-kind products for World Wide Reign Graphics. She frequently shows her paintings all over the United States, winning acclaim from celebrities and art-lovers alike.
http://www.reignentertainmentco.com

Bold. Incisive. Innovative. When S. WHITTAKER approaches a canvas, she brings an intense combination of talent and soul to every brushstroke. Her artistic vision resonates instantly with viewers and draws them deeply into her work. Often they find that it will not let them go. Born in Panama, Stephanie Whittaker was drawing regularly by age three. It was not, however, until she was eleven—six years after moving to Brooklyn, New York—that art began to change her life. That year, her grandfather gave Stephanie fabric paint along with some t-shirts and visors in hopes that she might make some money. “Ever since that day,” she reminiscences, “I have been an entrepreneur.” With her newly discovered love of design and strong support from her family, Stephanie spent much of her youth combining her talents for art and business. During high school, Stephanie discovered that she enjoyed painting. “I wasn’t afraid of it,” she says. “Transforming from pencil to oil paintings can be a bit intimidating. It’s a whole different form of applying art to a surface. My teacher was amazed.” Stephanie went on to attend classes at the Borough of Manhattan College for “Small Business Entrepreneurship” as well as studying at the School of Visual Arts. “I wasn’t able to finish at the School of Visual Arts because I couldn’t afford their tuition. Eventually, all my art skills became self-taught. I basically graduated from Self-Taught University.” When Stephanie met Robyn Willard, CEO of Reign Entertainment Co, she found a mentor who was not afraid to demand more from her artistically. “When I realized that all she wanted to do was help me and push me,” says Stephanie, “I learned to accept criticism and push myself.” Her efforts have paid off. By age 23, Stephanie was signed as a visual artist for Reign Entertainment Co. and named Creative Director for World Wide Reign Graphics. She incorporates her paintings with graphics to produce one-of-a-kind products for World Wide Reign Graphics. She frequently shows her paintings all over the United States, winning acclaim from celebrities and art-lovers alike.

http://www.reignentertainmentco.com

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As an archivist and librarian for human rights and Latin American Studies, T-KAY brings an eye and ear for the historical, unique, and transnational to her musical curation. The Afternoon Love-In features the sounds of everyday life and struggles across linguistic and geographic boundaries, gathered through personal and professional travels, serendipitous findings, and the kindness of friends and strangers. t-kay joined the dublab family as an intern in 2006 and hosted the first “The Afternoon Love-In” in early 2007. Prior to dublab, t-kay was the General Manager of KSPC 88.7 fm (Claremont, CA) and hosted the program “Hooray for Everything!” from 2001-2005. Currently, t-kay co-hosts “Hip Hop Hooray” on community radio station KOOP 91.7 fm and comprises one-third of the female DJ collective, Totally Consensual, in Austin, Texas.
http://totallyconsensual.tumblr.com

As an archivist and librarian for human rights and Latin American Studies, T-KAY brings an eye and ear for the historical, unique, and transnational to her musical curation. The Afternoon Love-In features the sounds of everyday life and struggles across linguistic and geographic boundaries, gathered through personal and professional travels, serendipitous findings, and the kindness of friends and strangers. t-kay joined the dublab family as an intern in 2006 and hosted the first “The Afternoon Love-In” in early 2007. Prior to dublab, t-kay was the General Manager of KSPC 88.7 fm (Claremont, CA) and hosted the program “Hooray for Everything!” from 2001-2005. Currently, t-kay co-hosts “Hip Hop Hooray” on community radio station KOOP 91.7 fm and comprises one-third of the female DJ collective, Totally Consensual, in Austin, Texas.

http://totallyconsensual.tumblr.com

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marthadiazis:

Eternia ft. pHoenix Pagliacci | FINAL OFFERING | A Tribute to Kendrick Lamar’s “Hii Power” | Directed by Alex Narvaez | 

Eternia returns after a two year ‘hiatus’ with an epic verse. Unloading a hailstorm of questions pointed at herself, God, her family, her friends, and her very purpose, ‘Final Offering’ tackles the lows of life, a topic most people avoid with repression and distractions. Eternia dives in, unafraid to reveal her insecurities and self doubt while challenging the very tenets of faith and foundation of family that she was raised on. She is joined by pHoenix Pagliacci, a burgeoning triple-threat in the Canadian music scene, who soars on this track with a poignant reminder to Eternia, and anyone else who is experiencing similar lows, of what “Hii Power” really is.

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MOIKGANTSI KGAMA is the founder of Imagenation. A former audience development specialist for independent films targeting communities of color, Moikgantsi built a reputation for excellence in her field. She has been credited with the successful launch of Raoul Peck’s independent epic “LUMUMBA” that appeared on HBO and was accepted for Academy Award nomination. Moikgantsi served as publicist for the groundbreaking documentary “LIFE & DEBT,” which appeared on PBS in August 2001, and was the New York City promotions coordinator for the independent film “FOLLOW ME HOME” starring Alfre Woodard and Benjamin Bratt. Moikgantsi also served as a filmmaker coordinator for 1998 The Sundance Film Festival. Moikgantsi’s experience has garnered many successful relationships and established Imagenation as a brand known for presenting quality programs that featured short films and performers from the African Diaspora. Her work has enabled her to develop invaluable contacts with performers, filmmakers, film distributors, and record labels like Motown Records and MCA Records; as well as numerous independent film establishments such as The Sundance Film Festival, HBO, 40 Acres and A Mule Filmworks, and The Urbanworld Film Festival to name a few. Moikgantsi was named as one of 25 women who are shaping the world in the October 2005 issue of Essence Magazine.  She currently serves at the Director of Communications and Development at Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI) a community development organization founded by Black clergy in Harlem to revitalize the once blighted Bradhurst community where Imagenation is based.
http://imagenation.us

MOIKGANTSI KGAMA is the founder of Imagenation. A former audience development specialist for independent films targeting communities of color, Moikgantsi built a reputation for excellence in her field. She has been credited with the successful launch of Raoul Peck’s independent epic “LUMUMBA” that appeared on HBO and was accepted for Academy Award nomination. Moikgantsi served as publicist for the groundbreaking documentary “LIFE & DEBT,” which appeared on PBS in August 2001, and was the New York City promotions coordinator for the independent film “FOLLOW ME HOME” starring Alfre Woodard and Benjamin Bratt. Moikgantsi also served as a filmmaker coordinator for 1998 The Sundance Film Festival. Moikgantsi’s experience has garnered many successful relationships and established Imagenation as a brand known for presenting quality programs that featured short films and performers from the African Diaspora. Her work has enabled her to develop invaluable contacts with performers, filmmakers, film distributors, and record labels like Motown Records and MCA Records; as well as numerous independent film establishments such as The Sundance Film Festival, HBO, 40 Acres and A Mule Filmworks, and The Urbanworld Film Festival to name a few. Moikgantsi was named as one of 25 women who are shaping the world in the October 2005 issue of Essence Magazine.  She currently serves at the Director of Communications and Development at Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI) a community development organization founded by Black clergy in Harlem to revitalize the once blighted Bradhurst community where Imagenation is based.

http://imagenation.us