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No Church in the Wild

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Photos by Blaze Like Fyre Post Soundtrack – No Church in the Wild (Jay Z+Kanye West+Frank Ocean) City Park (Botanical Gardens): When picking the location for this shoot, I thought about how to make the indigo pop.  I knew that anywhere that we shot would have to have  a colorful backdrop.  Though this wall is not hyper-colorful, the muted orange hue accomplished the splash of color necessary to complement the indigo fabric. City Park was the location […]

Say It Loud…

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Photos by Patrick Melon *NOTE: We do not recommend working with Patrick Melon based on multiple allegations of sexual assault*. Photos have also been removed. Post Soundtrack – Say It Loud (James Brown) Lot by Dbl Blk Cafe: This location is a place central to downtown New Orleans. It made sense to get some of the urban grit that makes any industrialized city recognizable as such. With the golden beams of the sun creating amazing highlight I […]

You Must Learn

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Photos by Patrick Melon *NOTE: We do not recommend working with Patrick Melon based on multiple allegations of sexual assault*. Photos have also been removed. Post Soundtrack – You Must Learn (KRS1) Crescent Park: Crescent Park has a beautiful cityscape in the background showing the layout of the central business district. Its simple and clean cut design in stone is appealing to me in and of itself. My subjects wore their more easily identifiable ‘ethnic’ clothing in this area […]

Ambidextrous

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Photos by danielle c miles Post Soundtrack – “Ambidextrous” Be Steadwell The Corner: Corners, neutral grounds, stoops, shade trees and corner stores have long been cornerstones in Black communities across the nnorld. From the exchange of neighborhood gossip to political debates, dominos, chess games on legless tables balanced on the knees of the players, to the trading of goods and services beneath signs that scream “NO LOITERING!”– which is perceived as more of a request than […]

It’s a Man’s World

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Photos by danielle c miles – The Corner: Corners, neutral grounds, stoops, shade trees and corner stores have long been cornerstones in Black communities across the world. From the exchange of neighborhood gossip to political debates, dominos, chess games on legless tables balanced on the knees of the players, to the trading of goods and services beneath signs that scream “NO LOITERING!”– which is perceived as more of a request than a demand, cornerstores — these […]

Mama Says

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For Wanjiru and Putu Photography by Asia-Vinae “Preach” Palmer Post Soundtrack – “Mama Says” Ibeyi Photos by Asia-Vinae “Preach” Palmer : “The Sister Houses” – Abandoned houses in New Orleans have stories. They are more powerful than the rust that coats the iron gates and more alive than the vines coating the sides of the building. This location is in the middle of Treme and Uptown New Orleans, it is in the heart of the […]

Launch Party Recap!

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All Photos by Blaze Like Fyre of Creative Itch Media Group A Note From Denisio & Mwende – Noirlinians Founders: Before we say anything in this post about the launch party, we’d like to say a massive ASANTE (Mwende) & NAH BISSIEH MU (Denisio) to everyone who helped make the event possible! From our sponsors (#AwayTeam, Blavity and DOPEciety) to our performers (Tank [of Tank and the Bangas], Michaela Harrison & Joy Clark, DJs RQ Away and ReRun) […]

Blog Launch Party July 2nd!

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Noirlinians is launching on July 2nd, 2015 with a special collaborative event with Blavity, the voice of Black millennials. Hosted at the Gravier Street Social Club (just blocks from Canal Street), doors will be open from 5pm-8pm for the evenings events. 5-6pm: Listen to the smooth sounds of RQ Away 6-6:30pm: Performances by acclaimed singers Michaela A. Harrison  and Tarriona “Tank” Ball 6:30-7pm: Noirlinians launch + Artist Meet and Greet 7-8pm: Close out jams by […]