Thank You Amandla Stenberg for Speaking Up!

Artwork by @SWhittakerREC

Artwork by @SWhittakerREC

We are all entitled to voice our opinions and what tends to stand out the most is when a voice speaks up about important issues in our society. 16 year old Amandla Stenberg has been “trending” not only as a young American actress but an influential voice.

WHY ARE WE STILL FIGHTING OVER OUR RACE AND APPEARANCE?!

It is inspiring to see such a young person full of talent not have a care in the world about what other’s may think when it comes to addressing racial/social issues. There are many celebrities out there who are in the position to speak up, who are older and are capable of influencing masses but are afraid of losing something. Amandla Stenberg, we thank you for being bold, intelligent and caring to be a voice for people. You will continue to shine and grow into a wonderful woman who holds a leadership spirit. This is what stems from people who know who they are and where they come from. Hopefully, what you contribute will spread and inspire many to speak up for what is right regardless of where you come from.

R.E.C. Staff


Serena Williams – “SHEROE of Today”

serena artwork by Artist S. Whittaker R.E.C.

R.E.C. takes the time to congratulate Serena Williams for winning her first round match against Margarita Gasparyan of Russia during day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2015 in London, England.

After winning her first round, Serena Williams shared her feelings about the Charleston massacre, calling the June 17 shooting of nine black worshipers by an alleged white supremacist “unspeakably sad,” and recalling how she refused to play in South Carolina while the Confederate flag flew above the state legislature.

In 2000, Williams pulled out of the Family Circle Cup in South Carolina in support of the NAACP’s call for a boycott over the Confederate flag flying above the state house dome.

The flag was eventually moved to a monument in the grounds later that year.

“I wouldn’t go to Charleston until the flag was removed. Once it was, I went there, and only after the Confederate flag was removed,” -Serena Williams

“What happened in Charleston is a tragedy yet again to our country, the United States. It’s really unspeakable how sad it is and how much of a toll it can have. – Serena Williams

“But you just have to continue to have faith, continue to believe, continue to be positive, continue to help people to the best of your ability.” -Serena Williams

Thank you Serena Williams for being an icon who stands for important issues like this. You are an inspiring leader and we hope that the trail of celebrities standing up for what is right will continue.

R.E.C. Staff


BET AWARDS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS – Artwork by R.E.C.’s S. WhittakerREC

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Now sister “Lil Kim” performed her behind off! She was our highlighted performance! She surely got it with Diddy and we hope to see these two working more together in our near future. We couldn’t stop replaying her part! The way that Lil Kim came in on stage brought chills and the hype! Diddy surely got it! He is one of the Greatest! We still feel Bad Boys Music 20 years later. We are definitely looking forward to the #BadBoy20thAnniversary Tour!

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"Poetic Justice" Painting by Artist S. Whittaker R.E.C.

The 2015 BET Awards Show was dope this year! During the Janet Jackson tribute Robyn and Steph were surprised to see Music Artist “Tinashe” doing her thing while she was dishing those dance moves. In addition to the tribute was Ciara and Jason Derulo. They also did their thing! Janet looked fantastic for 50! She sure is rocking her age well and it’s good to see that she has received her tribute which she deserves. She is the Queen! She is in line with her late brother Michael Jackson and we are looking forward to your tour!

R.E.C. Staff


TODAY WE HONOR “DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.”.

Dr. Martin Luther King Painting by S. Whittaker w/ CEO Robyn WillardToday we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. The moment that is set to honor such a marvelous heart and bold individual is indeed held as a respectful day and very inspiring but sad at the same time. 47 years later and some of us are still fighting for justice and equality + better treatment. We are still suffering the loss of many innocent African Americans/People of color who didn’t have a chance to a fare trial. At R.E.C. we believe that all lives matter and we hope that a day will come where we treat others the way that we’d like to be treated. Thank You Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for setting a visual of how one could stand for something, how one can dream, how we all should live in unity, love and peace.

R.E.C. Staff


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR WONDERFUL FLOTUS! MICHELLE OBAMA!

Sketch of our FLOTUS by S. Whittaker R.E.C.

Happy Birthday to our FLOTUS from the R.E.C. Family! Thank you for your contribution to our world. You are bigger than amazing and such an inspiration and a beautiful leader we look up too! We appreciate you and Love what you’ve done for this Country. Thank You and have a wonderful Happy Birthday!

R.E.C. Staff


Happy Birthday Ms. Eartha Kitt from the R.E.C. Family!

ERTHA KITT BY S WHITTAKER REC WOMAN ART LINE CURATED BY ROBYN WILLARDThe R.E.C. Family would like to take the time to remember and wish a Happy Birthday to Ms. Eartha Kitt. She would have turned 88th today January 17th, 2015.

“Eartha Mae Kitt was an American actress, singer, cabaret star, dancer, stand-up comedienne, activist and voice artist, known for her highly distinctive singing style.”

She was one of the Legend’s featured in the 2014 “WOMAN” Art Collection for the 1st ever instagram art exhibit curated by CEO Robyn Willard and Paintings done by Artist S. Whittaker. Ms. Eartha Kitt will always be remembered. Forever a Legend. S.I.P.

R.E.C. Staff


HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the GREATEST LEGEND! Muhammad Ali!

Happy Birthday to a Great Legend!

Happy Birthday to a Great Legend!

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali! Today January 17th, 2015 Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. (Muhammad Ali) turns 73. The R.E.C. Family would like to thank you for your inspirational achievements and efforts that have made you the G.O.A.T. We pray that you will heal soon and that you see many more years filled with blessings!

“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” #MuhammadAli

Enjoy your day!

R.E.C. Staff