Proud To Be Black, Spoken Word by Karen Gibson Roc

I wrote this piece some years ago when I was trying to navigate the terrain of a new environment.  Moving from Toronto to NYC gave me a window into things and ideas I had never been privy to.  Just a border kept me disconnected with a part of myself that longed to experience both the […]

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Erin Robinson: Her art is bright, beautiful and full of purpose!

Creative Visionary Erin Robinson is a Fashion Designer by trade but also a trained fine artist from Parsons School of Design and the Corcoran School of Art. Her daydreamy, magical imagination is inspired by travel, color, texture, the feminine shape and the many shades and coifs of Brooklyn. She works in a variety of mediums […]

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Joshua June –a photographer with an eye for the truth!

Every now and again you come across a photographer that makes you want to be in front of his or her camera, Joshua is one of those artists.  I met him some years ago and I have had the pleasure of working with him.  His kind and gentle nature make him a person you want […]

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Featured Book/Video/Event: Black Girl Magic: A Poem by Mahogany L. Brown

Black Girl, they say you ain’t ‘posed to be here Much of what twenty-first-century culture tells black girls they are not pretty: Don’t wear this; don’t smile at that. Don’t have an opinion; don’t dream big. And most of all, don’t love yourself. In response to such destructive ideas, internationally recognized poet Mahogany Browne challenges […]

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Featured Event: Something to look forward to Saturday, February 24th, ​2018 8:00pm @ The Apollo Theater, NYC “SOUNDTRACK ’63”

A Live Musical Documentary with spirituals, protest songs, and current popular music performed by an 18-piece orchestra, created by Brooklyn’s Soul Science Lab. From the painful conditions that ignited the 1963 Civil Rights Movement to today’s Black Lives Matter Movement, and much triumphant progress in between, music has always strengthened outcries for justice. This concert […]

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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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Keishera releases her new album “It’s Me”

ABOUT Singer/Songwriter Keishera James exudes originality. With her raspy alto pipes, Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Keishera has always been fond of reggae and Soul music. She recalled attending stage shows as a child seeing her favorite artist rocking the stage and being mesmerized—wondering if she could ever be that brave. […]

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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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Featured Event: Liza Jessie Peterson writer and performer of “The Peculiar Patriot” a must see engagement! September 13 – October 1, 2017

We love Liza Jessie Peterson here at Nevahblackdown.  She is the quintessential artist expressing what she feels is important topics in this upside down world we live in.  We must support artists like her, so please share this information and check out this most phenomenal woman on her show and her journey @ THE NATIONAL […]

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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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Featured Performance: Maryam Myika Day to Star in “ENOUGH VO5 FOR THE UNIVERSE” @ New York Theatre Summer Festival. Performances Begin August 28th, 6:15 pm.​

RJ Communications has announced the World Premiere of the one act play, “Enough VO5 For The Universe” written and directed by Melanie Maria Goodreaux and starring Maryam Myika Day at the 2017 New York Theatre Summer Festival. Performances begin August 28th at 6:15 pm; September 1st at 9 pm; and September 3rd at 3:30 pm; all performances at the Hudson […]

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Featured Performance: Somi @ The Clarice Performance Arts Center, University of Maryland (Dreaming Zenzile: Work-in Progress) Sunday, August 20, 2017 . 4 PM

Dreaming Zenzile is a modern jazz play based on the extraordinary life of late South African singer and political activist Miriam Makeba. Written by vocalist & songwriter Somi, the play features both original music and reinterpretations of Makeba’s popular repertoire through the modern jazz idiom and small ensemble arrangements. Dreaming Zenzile is set in Castel […]

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