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iamthenublack: Arts educator + musician SiairaShawn

15th August 2011 |

Introduce yourself

I am SiairaShawn, aspiring Renaissance woman. I am a singer, songwriter, performer, purveyor of aesthetics, and arts educator.


Favourite song lyric

It is extremely hard to pick one, but for now

“We’re all the same, but … Read More

The First Lady

22nd January 2010 |

Mamie Smith – the first African-American women to record the Blues.

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Goodbye HEAVy :(

19th November 2009 |

This is not cool AT ALL, but I’m sure both Casey and Nikki will go on to do some great projects (Casey was part of Q-Tip’s magnificent band when he performed at The Roundhouse earlier this year). I first heard … Read More

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9th October 2009 |

“It [prejudice] is such a waste. It makes you logy and half-alive. It gives you nothing. It takes away.” Lena Horne

source: discoverblackheritage

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Yazarah takes MJ to the Jazz Club

22nd September 2009 |

That’s right, another MJ post…this was necessary (trust me). Yazarah does her own take on Mj’s ‘Billie Jean’ and KILLS it!!!

enjoy x

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Black Girls with Cool Hair: Musinah

24th January 2009 |

I have a strange feeling this blog is about to be renamed, lol. Another installment to chocolate hued dope haired black girls.



I stopped by a friend’s house last week and he told me he was walking home … Read More

Ear Candy: Jazmine Sullivan

4th October 2008 |

I’m dedicating this one to all the ‘singers’ out there hiding behind a heavy bassline and a slick hook – take a rather large step back – Ms.Sullivan is here (and has been for a while). 

Even if she starts … Read More