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Black ABC’s: soulful educational flashcards from 1970s Chicago

7th August 2013 |

Whilst procrastinating doing research on Pinterest I came across an image of the most adorable black girl with pigtails and the caption ‘S is for Soul Sister’. After some more digging I came across a website where I found out this … Read More

[iamthenublack] Tessa G of Art Rhymes & Life

11th July 2011 |

Introduce yourself

My name is Tessa G. I’m a 2o yr old visual artist from the south-side of Chicago. I attend Illinois State University as an Arts Technology major. Art is a major part of my life. It … Read More

T-Shirt Tuesdays: Bon Bon Vie

31st August 2010 |

All available from Bon Bon Vie

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Just Do It: Nike Senior Designer Jason Mayden

21st May 2010 |

It’s like a sneaker head’s dream come true. “When I grow up, I want to work for Nike” was probably the line Jason Mayden told his classmates when asked what he wanted to do as a dream job. Well, it … Read More

iamthenublack: Autumn Merritt of Solemates Chicago

29th March 2010 |

introduce yourself

I am Autumn Merritt: a boutique owner: one half of Solemates, aspiring fashion designer: the Madame of Sir & Madame, a stylist, a teacher, a wife and mother.

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thenublack ♥’s: Soulmates Chicago

29th March 2010 |

This right here is just beautiful! Autumn & Brian Merritt started up Solemates Chicago in 2006 to cater to the needs of those looking for fashion with a little more substance. SC is also the concept shop for The Brooklyn … Read More

thenublack ♥s COCA

10th February 2010 |

Chicago is in the house folks! Bringing you the flyest in all things creative – COCA has all the bases covered.

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23rd November 2009 |

Check out Current’s music series EMBEDDED featuring Mos Def.



via Current

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rock this: Enstrumental

11th October 2008 |

  While feeding my current T-Shirt obsession, I stumbled across Enstrumental. Having collaborated with the likes of Lupe Fiasco and been given the thumbs up by Barack Obama, these guys are definately making the right moves.


“Due to one-night … Read More