In Artistic Expression, Business, Consider This, Culture on 30/05/2012 at 10:19
Wrapping an ornate dragon tattoo around your forearm may have seemed like a good idea at one time, but visible body art can often be hindrance to success, especially in the workplace.
According to a report from Philly.com, those sporting visible tattoos are struggling to get hired in the face of stricter corporate dress codes.
In short, clean-cut candidates with a traditional corporate appearance are more appealing to employers than those with visible body artwork.
A survey conducted by Careerbuilder.com showed similar results, according to MSNBC. After taking the pulse of HR managers, the job search site found that piercings, cited by 37 percent of hiring managers, are the top physical attribute that can limit an candidate’s career potential. Bad breath came in next, at 34 percent, with visible tattoos trailing not too far behind at 31 percent.
Nevertheless, tattoos seem to have gone mainstream, with one quarter of Americans between the ages of 18 and 50 having some body art. Thus, where the ubiquity of tattoos meets with the distate of potential employers, the lucrative business of tattoo removal has found a home. And despite the procedure costing thousands of dollars, business is booming. (cont … HuffPost)
The solution, LASER TATTOO REMOVAL. The following video demonstrates how the process works.
In Artistic Expression, Culture, Jazz, Music on 26/05/2012 at 13:42
Today is marks Miles Dewey Davis’ 86th birthday. There’s so much to say about this man, his life and the mark he left on the music world with his special brand of Jazz and musical composition.
Many have come after him, imitating him but none could ever quite been able to replicate him. His music was his own. His vision of Jazz was truly unique and the inspiration he left was phenomenal.
His music and ability to speak sweeping melodies with his trumpet sends chills up ones spine. His music comprises of what is referred to as the classics or standards. He is missed but alas we still remain ever inspired.
Here are a few of his best for your enjoyment. Happy Birthday Brother Miles.
In Artistic Expression, Culture, Photography on 26/05/2012 at 11:46
James C. Lewis has taken photographs in the past that make a statement but none quite like his new collection. The motivation behind Lewis’ Naked Black Justice isn’t hard to find if you are aware of the recent injustices against African-Americans, most notably the killing of Trayvon Martin. Feeling powerless about injustice isn’t new to the black community but doing something to make people pay attention to these actions and that something not involving an outlandish news story is. No doubt, Lewis wanted to voice his feelings about the stereotypes blacks face in American daily but wanted to do so with his voice, his camera.
“This photography campaign was designed to bring attention to the issues of racism, prejudice and overall ignorance that has been impressed upon Black Americans. This is no longer just a statement…it has become a MOVEMENT to get others to understand that the world would be such a better place if we could just ERASE THE HATE!! Nudity was implemented to demonstrate the RAW REALITY of these issues…so if it causes you to become uncomfortable while viewing this…GOOD…maybe it will challenge you and others to take a stand against these injustices.”
Lewis has encouraged people to participate and list his Facebook page as the point of contact. He plans to later showcase the photographs in galleries across the nation but has yet to set a date. The photographs are striking, beautiful and make you want to look at them. Does looking at them really change the viewer’s mind about the subjects or the image that the everyday American has toward a black person? As beautiful and engaging as this campaign is, its power to make people think about how they view an entire culture may have fallen on already convinced ears. The people most likely to agree with Lewis or view the images in a gallery have already ask themselves the hard questions. My hope is his shock and awe approach does more to open people’s minds and their ears than it does to open their mouths and close their minds. (cont … Black Love Project)