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[Travel] Beaches + Brownstones Part II: NYC

16th September 2014 |

Initially I was only supposed to be away for 3 weeks, but why have a 2 hour layover in JFK when I be away from home for another week? Why experience one carnival when I could experience 2? You get … Read More


2nd July 2014 |

It may not have been the hottest day of the year (25 degrees ain’t bad!) but it was the perfect setting for the day long celebration of Spike Lee’s ‘Do The Right Thing’ which took place at Hackney’s iconic Rio … Read More

Do The Right Thing 25th Anniversary Celebration

26th May 2014 |

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the classic Spike Lee film, Thenublk and We Are Parable have joined forces to present an event that will take you back to Bed-Stuy on the hottest day of the year in … Read More

Project 2×1: Young Filmmakers use Google Glass to document West Indian and Jewish communities in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

4th December 2013 |

The brainchild of four 20-something Brooklynites, ‘2×1’ is an interesting look into the vastly different yet culturally rich neighbourhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn and its Hassidic Jewish and West Indian communities.

Using Google Glass technology the project which was successfully … Read More

President for Life: African inspired underwear for the dapper gentleman

28th October 2013 |

Whether you’re a dapper gent or enjoy your trousers with a little sag in them President for Life has you covered (literally). Owned and manufactured by Brooklyn-based Ghanian Egya Appiah, the company aims to support the livelihood of it’s craftsmen … Read More

[Guest Post] Made in Brooklyn

9th October 2012 | | 2 Comments

Whenever we get a chance to escape our cities, you may find us in brilliant Brooklyn. Due to our numerous jaunts to this borough, we have amassed a list of favourable local haunts, hand-made, and delicately crafted products that we … Read More

[TRAVEL] New York New York (and a little bit of Philly)

7th October 2011 | | 2 Comments

The bags under my eyes are rather large and in the past two days I’ve almost missed my stop on the train due to sleep deprivation but it was worth it!

My third and final trip across the world to … Read More

[iamthenublack] Hwowane Johnnie of Graybow Clothing

23rd May 2011 |

Introduce yourself

Hello my name is Hwowane Johnnie and I am the CEO/founder of Graybow LLC, Graybow is an emerging independent clothing brand, based in Brooklyn New York.

Favourite song lyric

Stay far from timid

Only make moves when ya heart’s in … Read More

Spread Love: Brooklynati comes to Favela Chic

13th May 2010 |

I’m happy to say that my ‘list of musicians I’d like to see in concert’ is decreasing. Between now and 2009 I’ve been priveleged to see a number of artists who I’d say are my ultimate favourite (Q-Tip, Eric Benet, … Read More