Mohamed Yakub

Mo Yakub is a Kenyan born American who has been a practicing architect for thirty-six years. He has worked on high rise building projects internationally as well as in the United States. Currently, he is the Director of Design at Kitchen Habitat, a design firm that he owns in New York. Photography has always been one of his passions, and Santiago Calatrava is one of his favorite architects.

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Artist For Humanity

Artists For Humanity (AFH) provides under-resourced teens the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design.

AFH is built on the philosophy that engagement in the creative process is a powerful force for social change, and that creative entrepreneurship is a productive and life-changing opportunity for young people.

Bridging economic, racial, and social divisions, AFH enriches urban communities by introducing young people's creativity to the business community.​

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Daryl Royster Alexander

Ms. Alexander studied under Nelson Shanks, Greg Kreutz and Dan Thompson at the Art Students League in New York. At the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, she studied with Mario Volpe.

Ms. Alexander’s artwork has been exhibited at Galerie Intemporel in Paris, located near the Beaubourg-Georges Pompidou Museum. Galerie Intemporel showcases the art of the African diaspora. Laurence Choko, the gallery owner, has showed and championed the works of Beauford Delaney, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Arturo Montoto, Henri Guedon, among many others.

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Rafaela (Ella) Santos

I am a self-taught visual artist based in the Bronx, New York. I am a Black Puerto Rican and my work centers on explorations of my identity as a Black Latina in an urban environment.

My journey as an artist began approximately 10 years ago when I began painting after a bout of vertigo; needless to say, my world changed and how I viewed it. Color became vibrant and shapes and outlines clearer and my interactions with the world deepened.

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