Morning Sermon: Black Women Centering


Early morning rise. My body’s time clock has changed. And my morning sermon of observations. I woke up with a series of thoughts that revolve around 3 black women I know and respect. Each has a certain focus: art, health and publishing, and for the last few months to a year, because of their extensiveContinue reading “Morning Sermon: Black Women Centering”

Our Covid-19 Response means Local Community Farm Shares


StayHome#StaySafe#6feetApart Dear all,  It’s been a hectic 6 weeks and we decided to stay quiet, listen and pay attention to the experts and to absorb the significant impact of Covid-19 and quarantine in New York and globally. The numbers of those lost is staggering, the numbers infected enormous and the lockdown is global.  As aContinue reading “Our Covid-19 Response means Local Community Farm Shares”

JAMM REK: QUOTIDIEN SENEGAL by LAYLAH AMATULLAH BARRAYN


On Monday, the following press release will go out across the world. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Artur Jezak, Marketing Manager Phone: +44 2074 956 453 M: +48 668 480 400 Email: artur@makgallery.com JAMM REK: QUOTIDIEN SENEGAL by LAYLAH AMATULLAH BARRAYN, A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION IN VENICE On view: August 24 – September 10, 2019 Saturday AugustContinue reading “JAMM REK: QUOTIDIEN SENEGAL by LAYLAH AMATULLAH BARRAYN”

African Art, Curation, Exhibitions, Art Fairs, the evolving Gallery, Bitcoins, and what’s next the Market?


The last several years has changed the art world in ways that are necessary, ways that make it apparent that there is a paradigm shift taking hold and in ways that heighten the need for a more sustainable change. Art is and has been a commodity. For African art, it has shifted in the lastContinue reading “African Art, Curation, Exhibitions, Art Fairs, the evolving Gallery, Bitcoins, and what’s next the Market?”

Cooperative Economics makes sense and your business will grow


This year, much more, I noticed that there are many women are talking to me about their plans, goals and dreams that they have put on hold, gotten stuck or have no money to continue and it is primarily sole proprietors who are woman of color. When I ask really personal questions about the pause,Continue reading “Cooperative Economics makes sense and your business will grow”

Stuck in a Business Rut? It’s Time to Act: Change it.


So often this summer, I have run into working through this same entrepreneurs needing to talk about what makes me keep at it and ask if I ever get stuck. Like almost every business person, I have and do get stuck but I over time and over life learnt how get unstuck from this unspokenContinue reading “Stuck in a Business Rut? It’s Time to Act: Change it.”

Some Business Lessons as Reminders as Summer Ends Again 


I have been off this blogging space, mostly working and living but like a singer, I miss the rhythm and rhyme of creating so I am back blogging again to start the fall. As summer ends again, I begin reflecting on the changes and some lessons of business and life. Five things come to mindContinue reading “Some Business Lessons as Reminders as Summer Ends Again “

Musah Swallah’s Sana da Zuwa and The Art of Nigerian Woman at Calabar Gallery 


As I begin to expand Calabar Gallery into Harlem, I am beginning to do exhibitions that are from a range of African, African American and Caribbean artists as well as events that are focused on art like book signings and auction. Work by Musah Swallah This May, Musah Swallah’s Sana Da Zuwa, opened on FridayContinue reading “Musah Swallah’s Sana da Zuwa and The Art of Nigerian Woman at Calabar Gallery “