Just messing around in Inkscape.


Ameteur Photo Hr.


clark ave.

A shot I took with my Cannon Powershot SX40 HS.  I’m a novice photographer with no formal training, but with the help of Scott Photo Graphics I was able to come up with some descent edits of this photo using The Gimp photo manipulation software. A free and open source equivalent to photo shop. You can view Scott’s “Dramatic Skies” tutorial here, and can download The Gimp here. It’s an easy way to beef up your digital photos.

S.W.A.G.G. Radio: The Movement Sundays Episode #11

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#The Instagram Effect

In 24 years, I have never been interested in photography. For 20 of those years I wasnt’t interested in social media.  I thought I was too cool for Facebook until I found out how cool it actually is. I didn’t know a lot about Instagram either upon it’s Android release. My friends were using it, but there not creative people like me. They’re self-portrait people… Continue reading

Artwork Organic: The Original Works of Tee Monette Lartey

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T. Monnette Lartey (Ms. T) is an organic artist with a flair for interpreting nature’s art.The materials often used in her art designs are found objects originated by the Creator. Acorns, straw, fruit, vegetables, wood, sawdust, flowers – fresh or dried, and bones are only a few of the items often artistically    arranged in her works.

A native of St. Louis Missouri, a “Statesman” from Webster Groves High School, Ms. T attended the Kansas City Art Institute and holds a Bachelor degree in Fine Art from Avila University and an Associate degree in Commercial Art from Pen Valley Community College, both in Kansas City, Missouri.

She has displayed her work in a variety of fairs, festivals and private showings. She is currently at work as the illustrator of a motivational children’s book.

T. Monnette Lartey is the mother of three sons: Tarik, Siddik and Rashad Lartey. She is also the proud grandmother of two grandsons, Lucas C. Andering and Taheem-Wasra Lartey.

TAN: How old are you? Continue reading

YSTL Student Debt Conference

Tuition hikes, limited financial aid packages and decreased funding of higher education make college education an inaccessible burden for low income folks in our community.

If we take on that debt, we spend most of our lives trying to pay it back or having our wages garnished.

Join Young Activist United St. Louis (YSTL) as they get together to take action at their Student Debt Conference!

Saturday, September 29 from 9AM-4PM

Regional Arts Commission 6128 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, Mo

The event is free, RSVP to ystldebt@gmail.com


Party in The Plaza

Yesterday, the ACLU, NAACP, Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP) and Amnesty International held a campaign rally for Reggie Clemons in support of a hearing to review his case scheduled for Monday September 17, 2012. Reggie currently sits on death row for the 1991 murders of sisters Julie and Robin Kerry. For twenty one years he has maintained his innocence.

Much more than a rally the event was an actual concert; live in Kiener Plaza, with a powerhouse roster of Hip Hop, reggae, jazz and spoken word St. Louis and East St. Louis talent. Among those who performed were Tef Poe, Nato Caliph, Aurelius the Saint, Mario Pascal, Red Zero, Scripts N Screwz, Cheeraz Gorman and Lamar Harris. These internationally known and underground renowned mc’s and musicians did not disappoint. Continue reading