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Wednesday
May282014

[NEWS] Dr. Maya Angelou Passes Away 


It’s a heavy heart that we have at Manifesto to 
bring you news that the majestic Dr. Maya Angelou
has made her transition this morning at the age
of 86. Dr. Angelou was truly magnificent as a
poet, activist, author, teacher and dancer among
many other talents. Her work and life illustrates
just how important she was to all of us. The world
will miss her, but still learn from her. May she rest
in power.

Below are only a few video clips chock full of her
wisdom.

 
‘Love Liberates’ 

Dr. Angelou at Hampton University, 1996:
http://www.c-span.org/video/?74636-1/maya-angelou-perspective-life 

Dr. Angelou’s Interview with Reserve, Jan.2014:

 

Friday
May022014

[News] Good Magazine's Women of War Infographic


Good Magazine has released an infographic fully
detailing exactly what role women do have in
our military. Eye-opening. 

Sunday
Apr272014

[ART] Carrie Mae Weems: An Artist Reflects



Here is video of the opening lecture for the 
artist’s 2013 exhibition at the Portland Art
Museum, entitled “Carrie Mae Weems: Three
Decades of Photography and Video” where 
the artist expounds on the issues of race,
class and gender in her work. 

Sunday
Apr272014

[INTERVIEW] My Beloved World: A Talk With Justice Sonia Sotomayor



This talk comes courtesy of The University of 
Washington where U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Sonia Sotomayor visited on April 2nd. Here she
talks about her upbringing in the Bronx, New York
to her rise as a federal judge before her appointment
and discusses her viewpoints on race and justice. 

Sunday
Apr272014

[VIDEO] Lupita Nyong'o Sits with Alek Wek



Oscar award winning actress and one of People
Magazine’s Most Beautiful Women in the World,
Lupita Nyong’o sits down with a woman that was
one of her inspirations, Sudanese supermodel
Alek Wek in this chat for the publication. 

Saturday
Apr262014

[FASHION] Rihanna x Vogue Brazil


RiRi and Vogue renew their photogenic 
relationship for the third time as the 
singer graces the cover of their Brazil
edition. The photo spread by Mariano
Vivanco also has a bit of a risque shot
as well.






Monday
Mar032014

[Film] Lupita Nyong'o's Oscars 2014 Acceptance Speech



No description of this moment is needed here.
Just revel in it.

Monday
Mar032014

[Music] Janelle Monae - 'Simply Irresistible'


Janelle Monae dazzles with a cover of an ‘80’s
music classic, Robert Palmer’s ‘Simply Irresistible’
for E!’s Oscar Red Carpet gala. Check it out here.

 

Friday
Feb212014

[Sports] Skylar Diggins - 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue


No one can argue, Skylar Diggins, is on the rise, and this is in fact her year! This sexy superstar
athlete plays basketball for the Tulsa Shock, and is now featured in The 2014 Sports Illustrated
Swimsuit Issue. Something tell me this is only the beginning. Check out more pictures here.

Friday
Feb212014

[Video] Kelis - 'Jerk Ribs'



Visuals for the lead single off of her upcoming
album…Kelis is going in a new direction and it
so far looks to be a striking one.