Where intelligence is sexxy!
A quick glance at San Antonio based designer Daiquonne Lanier will give you the impression that he has IT; that special something that the French like to describe as “Je ne sais quoi”. There is a sense that he is going places. He is bright-eyed and eager, yet poised. He also manages - despite his confidence - to be impeccably mannered and humble. Further confirmation comes in the form of witnessing his design work.
THE STORY: A black sheep returns to the fold when life-long drug abuser Robye Porter musters the courage to face her family. Newly sober Robye has struggled through rehab and cancer alone. Though she’s been a repeat offender of emotional injury, Robye's homecoming leads us to wonder if there is space for the sobriety of forgiveness.
When we talk about healing in the Black community, the first question I must ask is, “Healing from what?” In order to heal we must assume that something happened to cause an injury. I believe that there has been a serious injury done to African-Americans and the main cause of this injury is the Trans-Atlantic-Slave-Holocaust. The trauma caused by the slew of events associated with this period has caused catastrophic disharmonies in all areas of the African-American experience: emotionally, physically, psychologically, economically, politically and spiritually. Traumas can upset our equilibrium and sense of well-being. And it is quite clear that we, as a collective entity, are still not well.