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Younity GODDESShood Exhibition Video Sneak Peak

Posted in Community, Exhibitions, News, NYC Events, Uncategorized, Videos, Younity Artists, Younity Events on October 7, 2011 by theyounity

Catch a glimpse of the latest project!


On view through December 4th at the Yonkers Riverfront Public Library.

Special thanks to our friends from Paris — Elise + Cristo — who produced the video.

TOOFLY ON LATINATION THIS WEEKEND!

Posted in Hip Hop Culture, News, Uncategorized, Videos, Younity Artists on November 12, 2010 by theyounity

Over 100 cities nationwide check your local TV listing for time and day.
NYC folks American Latino TV/LatiNation airs Saturday on Fox 5.
http://www.latination.tv/

YOUNITY ARTIST: Faith47 / Cape Town, Africa

Posted in News, Younity Artists on October 13, 2010 by theyounity

From Faith47:

“the wall that i painted in cape town recently was sponsored by the british council. the image was inspired by a picture that alexia webster took in macassar, cape town…
of protesters, women, children, men and the elderly… “backyarders” – families who live in back yards because there is no space or housing available or provided by the state. they had taken over an empty piece of land in protest…

here’s an article from the day she took the photo.

i also chose this location because it has a certain resonance to it. as it is where the protesters gather before they march to parliament.”

BRAVE SOULS ILLUMINATE BY TOOFLY

Posted in News, Younity Artists on November 16, 2009 by theyounity

Toofly Opening Photos from LOS ANGELES, CA…

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Brave Souls Illuminate by TOOFLY, solo exhibition.
November 11 through January 4, 2009
( part of: PUBLIC ART WALK November 12th and December 10th, 2009 )
FIFTY24LA Gallery // UPPERPLAYGROUND
125 East 6 St. Los Angeles, Ca 90014
415.252.9144
www.upperplayground.com
www.tooflynyc.com

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Melinda, and Krista holding it down…

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China Marbosa LA Younity artist showing some luv!

B-GIRL BE 2009!

Posted in Community, Good Times, Hip Hop Culture, News, Younity Artists, Younity Trips on September 23, 2009 by theyounity

B-Girl Be 2009 Block Party included Mainstage Performances, MCs, Spoken Word, DJs, Dance, Live Mural Painting, Film, Food and an Art Marketplace! Featuring local, national and international artists including aerosol artists Motel7 (Capetown) and Toofly (NYC); MC Eternia with Chesney Snow (Canada), DJ Chela (NYC); spoken word poet Tish Jones; Akira Johnson; Bloody Black Eyes; Ill Chemistry; Black Pearl; and the Twin Cities All-Stars: Katana, Maria Isa, Indigo, Desdamona, performing onstage together for the first time in twin cities hip-hop history!

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FINITO! Got my piece done early so I can rock my style’n photography skillz. Here are some of OUR favorites….( AM’s pics coming soon )

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Fall back now you don’t know me!

MC BIG TARA is a B-girl and MC with the Anomolies Crew, Fox Force 5, Shoten Zenjin and the House of HOWL. Born and raised in the Lower Eastside of NYC, she was influenced by the dance and music culture of her neighborhood. She has graced many stages across the country including the Apollo, BB Kings, Lincoln Center and the Manhattan Center and has worked with the Roots, Erykah Badu and LL Cool J to name a few. After receiving a public service award from the New School University, she decided to dedicate her time to helping non-profit organizations further serve marginalized youth. She has been working in community outreach for over 10 years and believes it is crucial to help guide our youth to live absolutely happy and productive lives.

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These girls were FLY! Their outfits went great with the shoot;) YEAH BABY!!!

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Amanda Lopez, from YOUNITY was also getting her shots in for THE GIRLS GOT KICKS! Photoshoot…

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Little Minniapolis Girls…

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MOTEL 7 ( Capetown ) Welcome!!! I thought I was fast, this girl went all out…

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PROPS!

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AM going high…

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and stencil’n it up…

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The new team: MAMA made it! wooohoooo…

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SHEVA + RUKUS + RUST

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Shout out to CHICAGO who was in the house! Repping hard every year…BESO

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Well behaved women seldom make history! >>> Well said! MAVEL + CIDER

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Shout out to T-Rose! Our wonderful host for the week. Made us some protein shakes, drove us up in the PLAY DATE Cadillac, and overall blessed us with mad love. Thank you T!!!

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Photo by B-FRESH >>> More at: CITY PAGES

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DJ CHELA on the 1 & 2’s

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DeCipher This showcases the very essence of hip-hop dance: the ability to freestyle in the cipher. The 2009 B-Girl Be Block Party After Party with DJs and live drumming as locally and nationally recognized female hip-hop dancers take their turn in the cipher sharing their specific skills and raw energy!

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Jen One from YOUNITY was killing it! Be a part of instant creation as improvisational elements come together with some of the most talented female breakers, poppers and hip-hop freestyle dancers in the country.

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Featuring Aiko, MimotheGreat and Venus Fly Trap Crew; with performances by AnnieUp, B-Girl monArc, Yonci Peaceful Jameson, Alissa Paris, Amy Sackett, Sarah Savengseuksa, B-Girl Seoul Assassin, Kim Sorenson, and Ti-en-T, and Legend ROKAFELLA!

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Always inspiring to see these women rock and keep it alive. Budget cuts suck, especially when the organizers that gave life to the HEART & SOUL of B-Girl Be are not longer on board;( You can feel, and see the “DIFFERENCE”. Regardless of some minor mishaps, at the end of the day our community has to keep events like this alive. There’s a new generation that still needs platforms like this to represent, and come together to exchange new ideas. Money or no money true activists will continue to hold it down. I was happy to see some new talent brewing. Electro Funky Flowz baby! We missed our crews from the past B-Girl Be’s specially MELISSA, MARTHA COOPER, NIKA, ARUNA, VENDETTA, ASIA, LADY CHAMP, MARTHA DIAZ, FAITH47, LADY PINK, QA, FEVER, SHIRO, SILOETTE, and PHEM9. We rocked it ONE LAST TIME, but It wasn’t the same without ya!!! To all the new folks who came thru to represent PROPS! Motel7, Annie Up, PANDORA wow you blew me away w/ your skillz! DJ Chela, Eternia, Lori from Female Sneaker Fiend, Amanda Lopez w/ the Photo skillz, and many many more…I gotta get folks names right. Shout out to the ladies who had our back during the trip; MELISSA for organizing all the DOPE ladies to represent! AUTUMN for hooking us up w/ the goodies, and T-ROSE for being a wonderful host! THANK YOUUUUUU!!!

Younity Markit Flicks!

Posted in Community, News, NYC Events, Younity Artists on September 8, 2009 by theyounity

Yesterday’s Younity Art & Designer MARKIT was a sunny successs!!! From dope handmade goods, fresh artwork, designer T’s, to the valiadas and hot dogs on the grill by Father Tom and the parish crew. Our peeps came through and showed maaaaaaad LOVE! Dj Jedi, and Dj Disco Wiz killed it on the 1 & 2’s playing the best in Hip Hops classics and Freestyle. Bboyz, and BGirlz would of loved it. Ya def up in the mix next time without a doubt. Can’t wait!!! Got lot’s more stuff planned for Markit#2 The Lady of Sorrows parish is down for us, that’s why I love COMMUNITY. Real recognize real;) Bringing together fresh creative talent to our hoods one summer at a time. Look out for the HOLIDAY MARKET in the works for December. Thanks again everybody!!!

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! >>>

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Goodies for all…

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Thanks for the LUV GFC Peeps!

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Circa 95, officially yours;) LUV YA! Pete, Rephstar, Patty Dukes, TF > Flick by Joe Conzo

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DJ Jedi is the man!!! Hooked it up with the whole set up, the schoolyard was jammin. Big huggggggz to you for all your support hommie.

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INKS had some new goodies this year…NEON zebra print tank top styles, and houndstooth fabric pins so cute. Little NYC pillows sold out!

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JUNKPRINTS > Check out that huge ass duffle. WHAT! this girl is NO JOKE. She’s is all about about it and we LOVE IT! Check her our soon on People Magazine. Congrats hommie!

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GOODWOODNYC baby! Yeo Kerri’s new stuff is looking SICK!!! See for yourselves…

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UNBELIVEABLE, there ain’t nobody on her steez, she is def ORIGINAL. Love it Kerri keep up the DOPENESS.

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Destroy & Rebuild Collective > These fellas are all so talented. I can’t get enough. Shout out to 2esae, ski, and avone. Looking fwd to the collabo it’s gonna be illlllllll. Be sure to check out their set up up in Soho on prince near the apple store. They’re work is TOP NOTCH. I need my REVS & COST piece ya still got it?

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624713 Collective > Grimy Patterns/graff + prints Art, T’s and much more. This crew is doing their thing, you can also visit their setup in soho. Lookout for Jenevieve713 in the FRESHER show OCT 3rd!

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DOPE! I love art, especially when it’s from NY…

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DJ DISCO WIZ came through to drop the skilllllllz. I think if there was a linoleum around i might have just thrown down even though I can’t break the music was so goooood. Thanks so much for sharing your time Wiz! Look out for his AWESOME book and bookstores worldwide IT’S JUST BEGUN. This is a LEGEND right here supporting YOUNITY;) Thank u!!!

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TOUGH LOVE NYC cupcakes! too bad I don’t have a sweet tooth these look YUMMY!

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STEPHANIE LAND > Photographs + Stationary. This lady’s images are so peaceful I love looking at them. I can’t wait to see her handmade Journal for the FRESHER exhibit!

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FRESTHETIC > Our crew without a doubt! Repping amazing artists on T’s wood, and print. Check out their shop on 560 Grand St in Willy B, Brooklyn.

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AM > Art, Knits, Pillows, Art and more!

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Sohnup> HIP HOPE FOR HEALING. Check out the organic steez…

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Mina Suarez > Vintage Goodes + and dope purses…

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La Araucana by Norma Bravo > Vee’s momma making some beautiful handmade knitted scarves, hats, and sweaters. Time to get cozy soon!

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Ivette Urbanez > Handcrafted Dresses, Purses, and Silkscreened T’s.

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Mr Tony Peralta chillin’ making plans for the next market. Joe Conzo was diggn’ it. Dimélo y que lo qué primo…

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Thank you Father TOM!!!

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Younity sporting the goods, new T’s gonna go up online soooon. Shout out to Yvey for hooking it up w/ father TOM on this dope schoolyard location. Especially helping to organize the DJ’s. Your a TROOPER kid! LUV YA;) Big hugz and kisses to miss Shana Louallen for holding down the Younity booth with her cuz and giving folks some Tarot Card readings. Your on the next FLYER!

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Oh shit! Look who came thru to show the ladies love. Artists legend, graff head, b-boy, DOZE GREEN. It was great to see you!

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Kicking off FRESHER 09 like no other baby! THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE…yeah yeah OCTOBER 3rd >>> Lower East Side…

Younity presents: FRESHER! 10.3.09

Posted in Exhibitions, News, NYC Events, Younity Artists, Younity Events on September 3, 2009 by theyounity

Flyer is finally COMPLETE!!!

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SAVE THE DATE OCT 3rd, 2009. PRESS RELEASE BELOW>>>

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