Arts & Culture

Finding Black Art In Unique Spaces Throughout New York

In the beginning of the summer’s heat, I headed down to New York for the first time. It would be…

Essence Fest Marks 25 Years Of Celebrating Black Culture

By CHEVEL JOHNSON Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival, which draws thousands to New Orleans during the…

Kehinde Wiley to unveil sculpture in Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — Artist Kehinde Wiley will unveil his first monumental public sculpture in New York’s Times Square this…

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Life Is Vividly Explored In New Graphic Novel By Paolo Parisi

In May, Italian illustrator Paolo Parisi released his latest, Basquiat: A Graphic Novel, which is a detailed exploration of the…

Alvin Ailey’s Choreography And Life Will Be Honored Through The Artistic, Poetic Eye Of Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins, the Award-winning director of Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk, is set to direct a film based…

The Free Black Women’s Library Is Transforming Black Literary Spaces

OlaRonke Akinmowo is fulfilling her purpose, and enriching others’ lives in the process. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Akinmowo’s company…

Issa Rae Is Turning Tayari Jones’ ‘Silver Sparrow’ Novel Into A Film

Issa Rae has recently unveiled her ambitious new project: Adapting Tayari Jones’ Award-winning 2011 novel Silver Sparrow for the big…

“Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective” | New Exhibit At The CAAM

A current exhibit at the California African American Museum (CAAM) honors the life and monumental artwork of Ernie Barnes (1938-2009).…

The Digital Disruption of Visual Art: A Much Needed Revolution in the Making

By MJ VanDevere and Doug Alston, co-founder of JARO Media Services   Many of us know Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean),…

“I’m BETTER not BITTER”: Anthony Tuggle’s Journey From Kidney Failure To Leader Of His Own Nation

  In his memoir I’m BETTER not BITTER, Anthony Tuggle takes us through his very personal journey with God—a journey…
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