Anthropologists now admit that the original life form we now call "human" began in Africa. This site is about the descendants of those humans who were, er, uh, "relocated" to a land called America, and who, in spite of everything, survived and thrived. They see themselves as originals - or, more uniquely, ORIGINAALS.
My goal is simple: To be the one source for anyone serious about knowing the incredibly rich history and the endlessly new world of creative African America. Whether in the fine or commercial arts, from painters, to writers, to singers and dancers, to architects, to filmmakers, and graphic, industrial, product, fashion, communications, video, game, even software designers, from admen to madmen (and women), I plan to celebrate the work and the people behind it.
Many of these people, historically and now, are hidden. We intend to change that - for good.
This is the beginning of a blog that I plan to make one of the "must-see" places on the web for anyone interested learning about and exploring the vast world of African-American creativity.
I know. I know. It's an almost insanely grandiose ambition, but it's mine and I'm sticking to it.