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Celebrating The Artist Carrie Mae Weems for Women’s Month at Nevahblackdown

Considered one of the most influential contemporary American artists, Carrie Mae Weems has investigated family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power. Determined as ever to enter the picture—both literally and metaphorically—Weems has sustained an on-going dialogue within contemporary discourse for over thirty years. During this time, Carrie Mae Weems […]

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Charles White: A Retrospective — Through June 9th @ Resnick Pavilion Los Angeles LACMA

The first major 21st-century museum retrospective on this famed mid-century artist, Charles White: A Retrospective traces White’s career and impact in the cities he called home: Chicago, his birthplace; New York, where he joined social causes and gained acclaim; and Los Angeles, where he developed his mature art and became a civil rights activist. The exhibition includes […]

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Simone Leigh is Powerful Art Personified

Simone Leigh makes mixed media-sculptures and installations, as well as videos, through which she foregrounds the beauty and complexity of blackness. Claiming to “continue to revel” in her own identity as an African-American woman, she unflinchingly explores how black bodies have been discussed and displayed throughout history. Clay, in the form of terra cotta and […]

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Photographer Bruce Talamon and his book “Soul. R&B. Funk. Photographs 1972–1982” show us black love and music!

Get down with such legends as Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, the Jackson Five, Diana Ross, James Brown, and Chaka Khan in this collection of largely unseen images from the golden age of soul, R&B, and funk.  This XL volume gathers all of the glamour and groove captured by photographer Bruce W. Talamon. Bruce W. Talamon saw it all during the golden age of […]

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Learn More about Adeyemi Michael (British-Nigerian filmmaker) & his outstanding short film aptly named “ENTITLED”

Adeyemi Michael is a Grierson and Al Jezeera New Horizon award-winning filmmaker/artist. An MA Directing graduate from the NFTS; made a Broadcast Hotshot in 2014, his breakout film Sodiq gained several accolades including premiering at Sheffield Doc Fest along with nominations from the IDA (US) to RTS (UK) awards (read more) Adeyemi Michael’s film “ENTITLED” […]

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Kimberly Durdin: Catching Babies for her Community

It was a Saturday afternoon when I walked into the sacred space of RA MA East located in the West Adams area of Los Angeles. I was there to meet and do a piece on Kimberly Durdin, who is a Los Angeles based IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), Doula, Childbirth Educator and Student Midwife. […]

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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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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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