By special contributor, Risa Jefferson It’s no secret that art has a strong hold on our emotions. Historically, great paintings and music have been known to move audiences to wonder — whether it’s a Picasso piece, or ancient artifacts from the Sicilian Seas. No matter how small or abstract, art can leave audiences with … Continue reading
Category Archives: News/Media
Logan Circle Paint Jam
By Matt Higgins, contributor, Washington, D.C. The Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC received some new color this week. What started as a small project to paint a couple of new pieces organically grew into a local, national, and international paint jam. The building located at 1416 P Street NW, owned by Jim Abdo, an … Continue reading
Meet John Dough, Superhero by Lucy Bell W. Jarka-Sellers
Lucy Bell W. Jarka-Sellers brilliantly introduces her politically savvy and witty Meet John Dough, Super Hero, A Political Fantasy novelette during a year of unrecognizable political drama in the United States. Everyone is searching for a hero. A wish for a hero to miraculously appear and transform a tumultuous year exposing deep racism, intolerance, elitism, … Continue reading
Leadership and Integrity: Jill Geisler
Jill Geisler is an inspiring leader who takes her audience to the highest level of achievement in business and in life. Whether a journalist, entrepreneur, business owner, or government employee, it is time to listen up, learn and implement her advice. In Q&A: Leadership and Integrity in the Digital Age, Loyola University in Chicago, Geisler shares … Continue reading
9 Social Media Tips for Entrepreneurs
Even in this dynamic world of social media and the nature of free expression, there are a few rules and guidelines. These are the top nine that will steer you in the right direction and set each entrepreneur free to achieve their individual results. Tell the truth: No need to read any case studies of … Continue reading
Betty Wells, Legendary News Illustrator
Do you recall the moment you found a treasure and couldn’t wait to tell the world? Discovering the private collection of Betty Wells is this moment for me. With a urgent plea for help to place her collection, Betty Wells inquired earnestly what to do with her collection of illustrations from the trial of John … Continue reading
A Little Blue Bird Revolutionary – Twitter
Twitter, the little blue bird icon that delivers a message in 140 characters, has upended the status quo in business, the news media and even diplomacy. With more than 200 million active users a month, over 500,000,000 messages per day, Twitter is allowing authentic, relevant exchanges instantly with people around the world. President Barack Obama … Continue reading
A Filmmaker’s Mirror in Ramallah
A filmmaker’s mirror unravels a carefully choreographed script in a political paradigm bubble with the skill of introspection and unvarnished extropection.
Buthina Canaan Khoury, a news camerawoman and documentary filmmaker, is embarking on the first film of the first film co-production agreement between the governments of the United Kingdom and Palestine to co-produce with a British film producer her first fiction film, Green Almonds, telling the story of a family returning home to Palestine. Continue reading
Does Slime Mold Hold the Secrets to the Power of Social Media
“The origins of life is at the edge of order and chaos.” Dr. Joseph Cambry
First the butterfly theory of chaos, now slime mold? Perhaps, the unexpected and inconspicuous slime mold explains connectivity in nature as well as in human nature as seen through the power of social media.
Walls of Freedom: Egyptian Graffiti Artists, the New Revolutionaries
Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution is a powerful tribute to the artists who shared the stories of suffering, resistance and courage in the face of a desired but truly unknown destiny as the revolution unfolded and continues to unfold in Egypt.
Basma Hamdy, an Egyptian artist and designer, and Don Karl, an art book publisher and cultural activist and graffiti artist himself, have brought together more than 30 artists, 50 photographers and dozens of historians and activists to document and preserve the ephemeral nature of graffiti art in the Egyptian revolution.