Artist Creates Interactive Phone Booths In NYC To Share Stories of Immigrants

Written by Brittany Shawnté

An artist has created a cool, interactive way to share the stories of immigrants with New Yorkers and tourists alike!

A Photoshoot with @wearthepaint

Written by @PresidentElla

      I had the loveliest time shooting with the JT Gaze wearing Wear The Paint  clothing. If you’ve learned anything about me yet, you know that I really just do whatever I want, so long as it makes me smile — a photo shoot on Governor’s Island felt perfect. Simple days teach me the most. I do just what I wanna do because I find lessons in my every activity. I like to throw myself into the world to experience people, places, and anything else the world wants to show me. When I go to these photo shoots, people like to ask “how long” I’ve been modeling, but the real ting I focus on is why: I meet some of the most beautiful people – inside and out. I’m not a great model by any means, but I kow that Jay likes to invite me along for two reasons — I do what I can, and I bring positive energy. From a selfish perspective that benefits everyone else — it gives me great photos (that aren’t selfies) to share with you all 😉 

Singer: @ConstanceRenoir

Written by Brittany Shawnté

I have a lot of spotlights coming up, and even more submissions to look through soon. I plan to
hopefully have at least one spotlight a week for a bit, while I catch up (*fingers crossed*).As always, if you or your client is an upcoming singer, rapper, actor, designer, etc., please email me at (Please give at least two weeks for response). 

Today on The Spotlight, we have singer/songwriter Constance Renoir! Raised in Brooklyn, NY, Constance got into music at a very young age. “I would say, by 9 years old, I had written my first song, and I knew that I could really sing,” she said. In junior high, the singer had what she called “sort of a life changing experience,” when she was asked by her music teacher, Ms. Christie, to perform in a talent show. “I had never performed before, and so I didn’t know which song to sing, so she recommended to me that I perform Mariah Carey’s ‘Hero,’” Constance recalled. “Once I grabbed that mic, and sang those specific lyrics, I knew that was what I wanted to do.” From there on, she started following Mariah’s music, trying to match both her vocals and songwriting skills.

Jay-Z Headlines the 2014 Global Citizen Festival

Written by ELLA

  Global Citizen is in its 15th year, on a mission to end extreme poverty by 2030. The organization promotes efforts to encourage people to cooperate in the world to make it a better place, realizing their responsibilities as a “global citizen”.  In hopes to raise funds to support this cause, they host an annual concert in Central Park, NYC featuring renown artists. This year’s headliner is musician and mogul, Jay-Z. Joining him will be No DoubtCarrie UnderwoodFun.The Roots and Tiësto. Tickets are free, but it takes a bit of work to get them.

“Matrix” by @MsOliviaGilmore

Written by Brittany Shawnté Almost a year ago, I had the great opportunity to feature talented singer Olivia Gilmore on The Spotlight. Now, she has dropped a new song, “Matrix” for us all to enjoy, and I’m loving it! She channeled her pain of infidelity in a relationship into this emotional ballad, writing and producing theContinue reading ““Matrix” by @MsOliviaGilmore”