Arts & Culture

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…

Guava Island: The Relationship Between Art, the Artist, and Community

In his latest venture, Guava Island, Renaissance man, Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) shares the screen with Rihanna and Letitia…

Porsha Olayiwola’s Transparent Poetry About Blackness, Sexual Identity, And Body Image Deserves Your Attention

Boston’s newly appointed poet laureate, Porsha Olayiwola, has had quite the journey as a Black queer poet. In an interview…

Artist Kadir Nelson Celebrates Black American Heroes In New Picture Book

In a new picture book titled The Undefeated, artist Kadir Nelson brings Kwame Alexander’s “This One Is For Us” poem…
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