Featured Book: “Soul of a Nation” –Art in the Age of Black Power

African American art in the era of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers In the period of radical change that was 1963–83, young black artists at the beginning of their careers confronted difficult questions about art, politics and racial identity. How to make art that would stand as innovative, original, formally and materially complex, while […]

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The stunning work of Benji Reid, The Choreo-Photolist

  “I am a Choreo-Photolist – where theatricality, choreography and photography meet in a single or series of images In the 1970’s, I stumbled across the films, music, and voices which spoke to me in pictures. For me art was a means to set up hyper-realities, conversations, and to curate my curiosities. I’ve been inspired […]

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Patrick Dougher: Art, Artist, Activist, ​and Human Being Combined

Patrick Dougher was born and raised in Brooklyn. He is an artist, musician, and educator with over 30 years’ experience as a fine artist and drummer/percussionist and over 20 years’ experience in working for community-based arts and social justice organizations. He has worked as an Art Therapist at Kings County Hospital, a youth counselor and […]

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Ramulas Burgess Captures Images Simultaneously Setting Them Free

Recently Ramulas and I sat on my couch and talked about life and I rambled on about my 11-year-old starting middle school.  He listened and quietly took in all that I had to say.  That is the kind of soul he is, a listener, a caring and thoughtful person. Ramulus is strong and unapologetically determined […]

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That dude Tai Allen, POET, MUSICIAN, A MAKER OF THINGS

Yes, I know this guy and proud of it.  We have shared stages and shared non-conversational moments of the poetic kind.  I have respect and admiration for the continuous presentation of his gifts. He speaks in ways that hold us accountable as human beings.  He is in your face with that confident wordsmith kinda power. He […]

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These L.A. dancers are changing the way people protest

I found this story in the LA Times to be fantastic.  Dancers using dance to protest. Read more here: LA Times The seeds for street dance activism were planted with the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin. After Bell learned Martin’s shooter George Zimmerman was able to walk free, she immediately headed to L.A.’s hot spot […]

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The Bearded Dapper Gents are Emissaries of Change

So, as usual, I was perusing the internet for stories when I stumbled upon an article talking about these brilliant Black men making an impactful change on the world and society at large.  The article is entitled: “Sean John and This Company Are Working to Change the Perception of Black Men” read more HERE I visited […]

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