By Amir Aziz
Scholars Long Before Colleges explores the potentiality of the future generation through education. For years, historically Black colleges and universities have been a platform for black-advancement and for young people of color to be served by an institution that caters to them. In today’s society, we are no where near a post-racial society, yet the “need” for black people to serve and help ourselves in spite of the systematic disparities between black people and our counter-parts, is questioned.The African American Art & Culture Complex presents: “Collegiate Roots” Art Exhibition.
Exhibition dates: Jan 30th, 2014 - May 22, 2014
San Francisco, California
Angela Simmons photographed by James Anthony for Uptown Magazine
Jimi Urquiaga has released his debut Spring/Summer 2014 collection, Aguanile, from his new clothing line J. Urquiaga.
A lot of the inspiration from the collection originated from Urquiaga’s culture background and profound interests. As a Cuban-American, he was greatly inspired by the woman of the Afro-Cuban religion, Santeria. As a form of spiritual purity, the women who practice Santeria wear all white. Thus, “Aguanile” by J. Urquiaga was conceived. Aguan, meaning “cleansing,” fits as the appropriate title in relation to the study of Santeria by Afro-Cubans. Urquiaga was eager to create this collection that exemplified the culture of this religion and embodied a clean palette in which welcomes the Spring/Summer of 2014.
For more information, please visitwww.jimiurquiaga.com.The Team :