Co-Host of the 11th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair (2017)!

This summer, Kendra Kabasele was Co-Host/Emcee of the 11th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair alongside Albert Lawrence. Along with facilitating the day's events and schedule, Kendra had the opportunity to interview this year's book fair Ambassador, her friend, Entertainment Veteran and Author Kim Coles!



Kendra covers HBO's latest release, 'Room 104', for VARIETY at screening event in Hollywood

Kendra covered the premiere evening of HBO's new TV show release, the 12-episide anthology entitled, "Room 104." The Duplass brothers are bringing the interesting series to HBO tonight (11:30 p.m. ET/PT)! Room 104 promises to explore the separate stories of motel room guests with various storylines, tones, and time periods. The only thing the episodes have in common? They each take place in Room 104. Check out Kendra's VARIETY article HERE! It reveals several nuggets, including what Mark Duplass thought about the episodes and the series on a whole. Also present? James Van Der Beek, Melonie Diaz and several more cast and crew.

Kendra interviews Marvel legend Stan Lee for longstanding trade publication VARIETY

Kendra had the chance to cover the handprint/footprint cementing ceremony for Marvel comics legend Stan Lee at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. To check out her coverage, and to learn about what he said to her in his interview, you can find her article, HERE!

To read more of Kendra's articles for VARIETY, check out her author page HERE!

Photo by Kendra A. Kabasele

Photo by Kendra A. Kabasele


Celebrity Optimist/TV Has a New Look!

We are excited to announce that Celebrity Optimist/TV has a new look! It will feature new celebrities and new stories! 

The latest stories include some celebs who are giving back for the holidays - including Garcelle Beauvais, Derek Fisher, Emmy Rossum and Dorothy Wang - and also includes an interesting story about how Meghan Markle is helping others, through her role in "Suits," and in collaboration with popular Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Check it out now!




Kendra photographed the COVER and inside spread for the October/November issue of The Gourmet Retailer magazine! A collaborative effort, Kendra shot the images inside the gourmet retailer Surfas Culinary District, based in Culver City, California, alongside fellow journalist Natalie Hammer Noblitt. From the foods to the warm and welcoming staff, from the owners to the cookware, it had to be one of the most mouth-watering assignments to date!

The Anita Claire Project is featured on just in time for Mother's Day!

Journalist & Photographer Kendra Kabasele's Anita Claire Project has been featured on! You can find the article here! While the project honors the bond between mothers and daughters all year long, the feature comes just in time for Mother's Day and is the perfect way for Kendra to honor and remember her mother, and mothers around the world. Kendra has said, "From the depths of the worst pain one could ever endure, I decided to honor and celebrate mothers all year long, because that was what my brother Karl and I did for ours."

Please feel free to add your comments and Mother's Day wishes in the comment section.


You can now subscribe for updates on Kendra's photography page!

Now available on Kendra's main photography site, you can subscribe to her blog/photo updates, news and other information! Stay abreast of what's going on with Kendra A Kabasele Photography | Photos By Kendra! Just scroll to the bottom of any page and fill out the form! Thank you!



The Anita Claire Project gets a new layout!

New year, new layout...for The Anita Claire Project that is... Kendra's photography tribute project that honors the bond between mothers and daughters has received an overhaul and is enjoying a new layout! You can check it out here:

Also new to the site is a place  to Join The Discussion. A place for open dialogue, mothers, daughters, aunts, grandmothers, etc are invited to share their favorite things, memories, rituals and much more in the comment section of this page, in relation to each post. You can view it here.



Kendra launches main photography website for Kendra A Kabasele Photography!

It is with great excitement that I announce the launch of my main photography website! My The Anita Claire Project was such a transformative experience and inspired the expansion of my creative visions. I am so thankful for that and for the support from friends and family! Infinite thanks!

And so, I present to you, Kendra A Kabasele Photography:

The Huffington Post Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington regrams Kendra's CicLAvia post on Instagram

The Huffington Post Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington regrammed a photo Kendra posted recently from her experience at last week's cycling event CicLAvia (The Valley) that took place in the Los Angeles area. Arianna Huffington posted Kendra's photo on Instagram following her effort, and popular book, to inspire the movement of THRIVING in your life. With the hashtag #ThriveSpringBreak, Instagram users are able to share their own methods of thriving this spring.

PHOTOS from the 2015 Essence Magazine Black Women in Hollywood honoree luncheon (Photos by Kendra Kabasele)

Kendra captured photos again this year for Essence Magazine's yearly Black Women in Hollywood honoree luncheon event. It was the Eighth Annual luncheon. Go to for more photos and coverage of the event. Catch the event when it airs on Oprah's OWN Network Saturday, February 21 at 10pm ET. 

Honorees included the cast of Orange is the New Black, actress Regina King, actress, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter and film contest winner Iman N. Milner.

You can also find my photos on Instagram HERE!

Kendra's photography appears on Steve Harvey's show!

One of the photos Kendra snapped at Marjorie Harvey's Girls Who Rule the World mentoring camp last summer (photo below studio shot) appeared on The Steve Harvey Show today! It was part of the segment called Karli's Wedding Countdown!

Final post of 2014...

The last post of the year goes to my third and last installment of the summer 2014 "A Claire View of Montreal"! What better way to end the year than featuring one of my closest friends and her daughter? Thank you all for keeping up with The Anita Claire Project, helping me to honor and remember my mom while honoring mothers, every day. I am looking forward to learning more and sharing more of these types of stories with you all, in 2015!

Happy New Year!

The Anita Claire Project is a tribute. It honors the unique and precious bond between mothers and daughters. Please visit the website for more information. Thank you! Blog post:

The end of The Newsroom...

What happens when HBO's The Newsroom ends? We at AfterBuzz TV (Kellie OliskySarah Mendoza and I) miss it!

Subscribe to AfterBuzz TV's YouTube Channel: All playlists: AFTERBUZZ TV - Newsroom edition, is a weekly "after show" for fans of HBO's Newsroom. In this episode hosts Sarah Mendoza, Kellie Olisky, and Kendra Kabasele discuss episode 6. Follows fictional cable news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his "News Night" staff at the fictional cable news channel UBS.

Gathering with the ladies of the Women Like Us Foundation for the holiday season

Thankful to be among such inspiring women at the Women Like Us Foundation! Gathered for the holidays, taking time to focus on the important things in life. #thankful #mentoring #documentary #womenhelpingwomen