Culture Connection – Interview w/ Ashley Sky Walker

Photographer Ashley Sky Walker

Brother Malcolm chats with photographer and fashion buff Ashley Sky Walker. A gifted artist, Walker has a gorgeous eye for juxtaposing urban elements with human emotion. Listen in as he talks about his start in fashion with Diane Von Furstenberg, his alma mater Howard University and his recent shoot for Essence magazine.

Connect with Ashley at:

Ashley Sky Walker Photography

Twitter: @ashleyskywalker

Tumblr: Instant Elation

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Culture Connection: Omar Lye-Fook MBE

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Listen in to the second and final installment of Malcolm’s interview with the British King of Soul, Omar! Be sure to support Omar and buy his new album, The Man, available now!  Check out the slideshow of Omar while you take a listen and watch his new video for the single, The Man!

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Culture Connection UK was made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and the British Council USA.

Culture Connection: Artistic POV of the UK

Culture vultures, it’s been three weeks since Malcolm left for the UK and he’s having such an amazing time! Check out this slideshow of some of the cultural events and attractions he’s had a chance to check out! We have so much in store for you upon his return to the States! Enjoy!

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BLACK IS Presents At SDSU Diversity Conference!

This past weekend BI family members KC & Chris Lehman and Azizi & Ahshawn James presented at the San Diego State University Diversity Conference! The event was very well attended and sparked a great conversation amongst the students there. We look forward to returning to San Diego for another meeting of the minds. SDSU, look out for a Black Is podcast session coming near you soon!

Black Is: The Week in Photos

President Barack Obama signed a short-term funding extension on Saturday. Democrats and Republicans narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the federal government.

Protesters demonstrate in front of the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 6, 2011 urging government spending cuts

Engineers used a flying drone to peer into the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

A protester holds a placard during an anti-nuclear power rally in front of the Tokyo Electric Popwer Company headquarters in Tokyo

Mexican police satnd guard in front of a truck in Oxaca state, where bones and teeth of potential victims of drug trafficking gangs were found.

The Grammy’s have cut the R&B catergories and number of awards reduced from eight to four.

Lebron James’ mother, Gloria James was arrested Wednesday night for assault at a hotel in Miami.