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Positivity and Art combined: The work of Chuck Styles

In a small suburb outside of West Philadelphia, a young artist at the age of 6 would find comfort in art while surviving the dynamics of a complex blended family, 5 compelling siblings, and eroding house conditions. Styles was no stranger to poverty and struggle growing up. His family although low on funds were full of […]

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NevahBlackDown collaborates with THE OMEGA BLACK COLLEGE TOUR

Nevah Black Down designed the T-shirts for the 2019 Omega Back College Tour.  T-shirts are available: HBCU/NEVAHBLACKDOWN MERCHANDISE . For every T-shirt purchased, a portion of the purchase price is channeled back into the the program! We are honored to be a part of something as important as this endeavor! Omega BCT has become one […]

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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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Kimberly M Becoat has carved out an important road in the shifting landscape of Art

Kimberly M. Becoat is a contemporary mixed media artist whose work is a stylistic abstraction with a conceptual investigation of new materials and visual experiences with social commentary. She uses a variety of art materials including acrylic paint, Sumi ink,  and watercolor as well as less conventional items like sand, tar paper, foil, candy wrappers, and […]

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Speaking to America! Music, Image, Voice and Words

We have seen, heard and felt what has been happening in America for some time now.  People are talking, crying and imagining something different.  We here love when artists put themselves out there for the cause.  Joey Bada$$ and Childish Gambino , like them or not, boldly reach within and take a chance on speaking their […]

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An animated excerpt of an article from W.E.B. Du Bois depicts the alienation experienced by African Americans

“Between me and the other world, there is ever an unasked question: How does it feel to be a problem?” That’s W.E.B. Du Bois, sociologist, historian, writer, and one of the co-founders of the NAACP, writing for The Atlantic in 1897. His article, “Strivings of the Negro People,”addresses the alienation experienced by emancipated slaves and […]

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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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Featured Video: Nevah Black Down is about Love!

Nevah Black Down is about using your art, your gift, your words and your image to speak your truth! Creative Direction: Karen Gibson Roc Photography: Cisco ‘Street Lenz’ Collaboration: Plinth & Scratch Clothing (featured bandanna) Music: J Dilla ‘Life’ instrumental #NEVAHBLACKDOWN

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i am black angel — a poem

  i dress in black to match the color of my skin the skin i live my life in   i am black angel fractured but never broken with wings on my back i know that i can fly i rise from beneath these noble streets paved in struggle i am eager to sit in the […]

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