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The Inspiring Work of LA Artist Calvin Clausell Jr.

Growing up in Los Angeles, art has always been first for Calvin. From childhood he found himself sketching every chance he got. Loving the idea of bringing life to paper, he gravitated towards charcoal and graphite. Teaching himself shading techniques by observing human expression and emotion. He began oil painting after reading the book “The […]

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Here is NevahBlackDown’s Black Owned Sunscreen List

Let’s talk about suncare – skincare that helps protect you from the sun’s uv rays. Even if you don’t go outside, you should wear sunscreen everyday. It is a myth that our melanin completely protects us from the sun. BOLDEN BRIGHTENING MOISTURIZER  Our SPF 30 face moisturizer combines broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) protection with Vitamin C, […]

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The Magical Photography of Awuku Darko Samuel

Born in 1997, Awuku Darko Samuel is a conceptual photographer from Suhum, Ghana. He Began studying visual arts when he was in Senior High school, which he graduated from in 2017. He borrowed smartphones from friends to take photos until he was gifted with his own. He began to explore photography and various mediums in […]

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Here is NevahBlackDown’s Black Owned Streetwear List Part 1 :

Since the late 80s, sweatpants and baggy clothes have become popular in mainstream America. Currently the streetwear industry is worth over a billion dollars and sweats are staple items in any streetwear collection. Nevah Black Down has created a list of best selling hoodies, sweatpants, and sweatshirts to add to your wardrobe.   Dad Bod Sniper […]

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The Expressive Work of Akilah Watts

I am interested in depicting a black Barbadian experience. My work focuses a lot on my own personal experience as a black Barbadian Artist but I also touch on a more general Caribbean experience in some of my works. I use imagery such as fruits and vegetables I would have grown up seeing, Barbadian folklore […]

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The NBD Black Owned Outerwear List

“The average temperature in Africa is 82 degrees. The average temperature in the Caribbean is between 75 and 85 degrees. Unless you live in a warmer climate similar to Africa or the Caribbean you are going to need some kind of outerwear for the cold!” Here is NevahBlackDown’s Black Owned Outerwear List : THE FANCY SUCCESS This collection is about more than furs. It’s […]

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The Captivating Works of Uzo Njoku

Uzo Njoku’s works rejoice in unions despite her subjects being mostly isolate. Her paintings are a fusion of fine art and design and celebrate the blend of her Nigerian- American cultural upbringing. Njoku, with skill and a considered softness, creates another harmonious alliance between the human bodies present and the decorative. Once deeply informed by […]

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Dawoud Bey: Photography and The Black Subject

Since the mid-1970s, Dawoud Bey (b. 1953) has worked to expand upon what photography can and should be. Insisting that it is an ethical practice requiring collaboration with his subjects, he creates poignant meditations on visibility, power, and race. Bey chronicles communities and histories that have been largely underrepresented or even unseen, and his work lends renewed […]

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Surviving The White Gaze by Rebecca Carroll — a must read!

A stirring and powerful memoir from black cultural critic Rebecca Carroll recounting her painful struggle to overcome a completely white childhood in order to forge her identity as a black woman in America. Rebecca Carroll grew up the only black person in her rural New Hampshire town. Adopted at birth by artistic parents who believed […]

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The Timely Work of Creative Soul Photography

CreativeSoul Photography believes that everyone deserves to truly be seen, so we go beyond just capturing beautiful snapshots. We’re more than just photographers. We are artists and trusted business partners obsessed with unique, visual storytelling and capturing unconventional beauty. “Around 2017, we started our afro art series, a collection of photographs aimed to showcase the beauty […]

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Garrett Bradley’s “America” –Disrupting The Symbols and Iconography Of How America is Defined!

According to the Library of Congress, around 70 percent of all feature-length films made in the US between 1912 and 1929 no longer exist. In America (2019), artist and filmmaker Garrett Bradley imagines Black figures from the early decades of the 20th century whose lives have been lost to history. A multichannel video installation, it […]

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Nigerian Artist Peter Uka’s Work is Bold, Bright and Expansive

Peter Uka’s (b.1975, Nigeria; based in Cologne, Germany) classical training in realistic figuration, images from his memory, are nostalgic, and simultaneously convey innate and timeless human emotion, breathing depth into dynamic portrayals. Scenes of growing up in Nigeria, the bright mannerisms and local customs are all captured in vibrant, visual narrative. Compositions also capture international […]

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BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

First published in 2015, Between The World And Me was written as a letter to Coates’ teenage son, and recounts the author’s experiences growing up in Baltimore’s inner city and his growing fear of daily violence against the Black community. The narrative explores Coates’ bold notion that American society structurally supports white supremacy. Based on the 2018 […]

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Segun Aiyesan –A Powerful Nigerian Artist

The self-taught artist relies on his spirituality, ability to be observant & experimental, as well as a liberal perspective of society and the world. Inspired by a curiosity and desire to understand the world that surrounds him, Segun has developed a point of view of the human condition that ranges from the mundane to the […]

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