28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Zelda Valdes (27)

We are pleased to spotlight Zelda Valdes in day twenty-seven of our first annual 28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History Zelda Valdes designed the iconic Playboy Bunny costume and was the first Black person to open a fashion boutique on Broadway in New York City. In 1948, the Pennsylvania-born Valdes openedContinue reading “28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Zelda Valdes (27)”

28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Ann Lowe (16)

We are pleased to spotlight Ann Lowe in day sixteen of our first annual 28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History Ann Lowe is the the first notable Black American Designer. Lowe learned her craft in her family’s custom dress shop in Alabama and then moved to Florida in 1916, where sheContinue reading “28 Days of Little Known Facts About (Black) American History | Ann Lowe (16)”

Community Educator Spotlight | Marcus Bowens

  We are pleased to spotlight Marcus Bowens our first Hip Hop Cardio Instructor About Marcus Marcus has created, trained and taught hip hop dance for over 10 years. Beginning at the age of 10 in the world of freestyle hip hop dance, has since become a versatile and dynamic choreographer. He is also skilledContinue reading “Community Educator Spotlight | Marcus Bowens”

Artist Spotlight | Erin Nesmith Featured Artist of The Month

  Don’t mistake Erin Nesmith’s youth for a lack of talent. This self taught visual artist is taking the City of Rochester by storm with the dynamic, stunning, provocative, and bold art. Erin Nesmith is a entrepreneur and by the looks of her canvases, she is an artist with a message and a mission. SheContinue reading “Artist Spotlight | Erin Nesmith Featured Artist of The Month”