The Mixx Master
- Memphis, Tennessee, USA
- July 02
- Harkins House Productions
- Chandra Kamaria is an enterprising artistic professional dedicated to creating dynamic initiatives for cultural and social expression using various forms of media. Her passion is to offer an alternative to the crowded mainstream; granting exposure to those underserved audiences and creating tremendous artistic, social, and business opportunities.
Please visit http://www.harkinshouse.net
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October 29, 2012 01:09AM
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June 05, 2012 11:25PM
- Letting Art Imitate Life….
May 29, 2012 05:30AM
- 20 Books That Every Black
Woman Should Own
February 07, 2012 02:33PM
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In an effort to expand the offerings of this blog, I’ve decided to start a podcast! YAY ME! Ok, the blog will still have mainly written posts, however, from time to time, I’ll do a podcast episode. Â For my first episode,… Read full post »
Both Hip Hop & I have come a long way since 1982 when it blessed my life. It is a worldwide game-changer, while I owe much of my cultural, artistic, & personal development to its influence.Â As I get ready to… Read full post »
So, here I am, deep into the draft for my next stageplay, Honey’s Kitchen. I’m constantly developing the story, the characters, and envisioning the set. Â Then, one day in February, a tragic event stopped my creati… Read full post »
This is not an exhaustive list and surely, there can be many more added, however, here are twenty of the most essential books by Black women writers that every Black woman should own, according to me….and I ain’t no junk, ya dig? Â
1. Their Eyes Were Watching God —… Read full post »
By now, you’re fully aware that, Red Tails, George Lucas’ cinematic account of the Tuskegee Airmen opened in theaters across the country this weekend. Â Sitting in my cushiony seat at the Malco Paradiso theater on Saturday night, I thought about all of the hype befor/… Read full post »
So, I went to dinner with three friends this past Friday night. We were sitting at a hibachi table with a brotha and his daughter and son. Â Before they left, we found out that it was the young girl’s birthday and that she was turning fifteen. Â In the midst of dinnertime… Read full post »
I’ll admit it. Sometimes, I have trouble being myself all of the time, not because I don’t know me. On the contrary, I’ve been studying myself for as long as I can remember so I’m quite comfortable with all of my imperfections and facets. Â For a brief moment in my life… Read full post »
Cultural Translation:Â The first time I heard this term, it was being used by a political science professor to describe the late Isaac Hayes.Â At the opening ceremony for Kwanzaa 2006, the artist formerly known as Black Moses was standing alongside the former Superintendent of Memphis City Sc… Read full post »
There is a definitive difference between artists and entertainers. The most common but erroneous difference is that most people think artists are broke and entertainers are rich. On the contrary, there are some rich artists and some broke entertainers. Artists are generally, although loosely,… Read full post »
August 17, 1887–The spirit formerly known as Marcus Mosiah Garvey was born in Jamaica.Â Early in his life, he emigrated to the United States and became one of the greatest black leaders in history.Â Through his organization, the Universal Negro Improvement Association, Garvey instilled… Read full post »
Here’s a post that I just wrote for the blog, Love Jones Lifestyle. I’m a co-contributor over there….
Whether we admit it or not, all of us have veils to cover our faces and fortresses around our hearts. Anything that will reveal the depth of our emotions is generally shield… Read full post »
This is for all of the non-writers out there. Writer friends, feel free to share this with your non-writing friends so they can ‘get’ us, finally.
For many of my writer friends, I speak for them. We hold Skype video chats and bi-monthly conference calls discussing people like you w… Read full post »
This is dedicated to the courageous women who dare to be over 35…..and single. The ones who boldly arise every day to stare down traditional values and dare them to stress us any longer. This is an anointed lot of the Black single woman population who are fed up with the… Read full post »
Gangsta Walkinâ€™. Buckinâ€™. Jookinâ€™. Choppinâ€™.
If youâ€™re unfamiliar with any of those terms, donâ€™t worry, Iâ€™m going to try to explain it to you. But really, itâ€™s hard to break down. You just have to see it for yourself. Before I… Read full post »
Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dads, soon-to-be Dads and would-be Dads out there.Â I just got off the phone with my Ol’ Dude and as usual, he was just as nonchalant and unexcited about the whole thing.Â As I jubilantly said ‘Happy Father’s Day’ and ‘Happ… Read full post »
On May 27, 2011, I learned that we lost Gil.Â Unfortunately, thereâ€™s quite a few people, Black folks in particular, who are unfamiliar with Gil Scott Heron so this piece of major news went by with a shrug of nonchalant shoulders with them.Â I wonâ€™t spend a lot of time rehashing his… Read full post »
Yeah….by now, most of us reasonable people should be fully ignoring right-wingers, however, it’s difficult to do when they keep finding ways to make complete asses out of themselves by raising hell about nothing. Ok, we get it.Â You don’t like the President and everything about him… Read full post »
This city where I live, work, and create gets a bad rap a lot. Unfortunately, itâ€™s too easy to get on the pity wagon and mope about what all makes Memphis a hard place to live sometimes. But the more I work in purpose, the more I realize that Iâ€™m personally… Read full post »
Southern Eccentrik is undergoing some more changes.Â Yes,Â I know. For some reason, I can’t seem to get this blog where I need it because the scope of it keeps changing.Â Â I am still very much interested in building this blog into something substantial; however, the content will be changing… Read full post »
Many may dismiss Chuck D as that old guy whose just ranting and raving over nothing. Theyâ€™ll say that heâ€™s just â€˜hatingâ€™ on the dime a dozen ringtone rappers because they are making a mint spouting absolute foolishnessâ€¦.and that heâ€™s just mad because he didnâ€™t think of it firstâ€… Read full post »
Lerone Bennett, Jr. was born in Clarksdale, MS shortly before the Great Depression. He is regarded as a forthright Black scholar and historian, having penned several works regarding Black history and culture for about three decades or so. Well noted for his position as Executive E… Read full post »
I’ve collected myself long enough to write something in honor of the late Abbey Lincoln.Â While I’m aware that Abbey was elderly, it still saddens me when someone of such caliber leaves this earth without a designated torch bearer.Â Upon her ascension though, we can gather her ac… Read full post »
While wasting time on Facebook, which is something that I find myself doing more often than not, I came across this insightful and inspiring TED.com video.Â If you haven’t spent time on TED.com, do yourself a favor and do so.Â You will be a better person for it, trust me.Â I… Read full post »
Somebody ain’t getting their learnin’….
Today’s music industry is evidence of that.Â As 2010′s Black Music Month rolls along, I deem it imperative to drop off a list of reads on the subject of Black music.Â After all, I believe one of the hardest things to do i… Read full post »
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