Category: Arts

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The World According to Black Women Photographers | The New York Times

The World According to Black Women Photographers | The New York Times

“I feel black women are very underrepresented in the field of photojournalism and fine art photography,” said Ms. Barrayn. Source: The World Ac ...
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s Imaginary Portraits | The New Yorker

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s Imaginary Portraits | The New Yorker

The British-Ghanaian artist creates compelling character studies of people who don’t exist, reflecting her twin talents as a writer and a painter. So ...
The Jheri Curl Turns 40: A Look at the Most Iconic, Insulted and Revered Hair Craze Ever | The Root

The Jheri Curl Turns 40: A Look at the Most Iconic, Insulted and Revered Hair Craze Ever | The Root

The last time I saw someone wear a Jheri curl with a straight face was in the summer of 2015. In June of that year, retired NBA point guard Baron Davi ...
Fresh Dressed: Fashion and Black Masculinity in Pro Sports | Abernathy

Fresh Dressed: Fashion and Black Masculinity in Pro Sports | Abernathy

“For me to sit here and tell you I wasn’t the best-dressed, I … Source: Fresh Dressed: Fashion and Black Masculinity in Pro Sports ...
Muhammad Ali’s 1968 ‘Esquire’ cover is one of the greatest of all time | Esquire

Muhammad Ali’s 1968 ‘Esquire’ cover is one of the greatest of all time | Esquire

It’s usually hard to pinpoint the exact moment a bright star goes supernova. But Muhammad Ali did that very thing in April 1968, thanks in large part ...
The Work You Do, the Person You Are | The New Yorker

The Work You Do, the Person You Are | The New Yorker

The pleasure of being necessary to my parents was profound. I was not like the children in folktales: burdensome mouths to feed. Source: The Work You ...
This Oakland Journalist Spent 5 Years Asking Older Black Men In His Community For Wisdom | The FADER

This Oakland Journalist Spent 5 Years Asking Older Black Men In His Community For Wisdom | The FADER

Pendarvis Harshaw has compiled their answers and their stories into a new book entitled OG Told Me. Source: This Oakland Journalist Spent 5 Years Ask ...
Black Codes and Dress Codes: Will Black Hair Always Be Against the Rules? | The Root

Black Codes and Dress Codes: Will Black Hair Always Be Against the Rules? | The Root

Graduation season—that time of year when we get to celebrate academic achievements, watch with anticipation as the graduates move on to life’s next st ...
Remembering The Great Poet Gwendolyn Brooks At 100 | NPR

Remembering The Great Poet Gwendolyn Brooks At 100 | NPR

A new biography celebrates the life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks, who wrote about ordinary black life using extraordinar ...
Watch: Remembering Black Radical Women Who Used Art to Start a Revolution | The Root

Watch: Remembering Black Radical Women Who Used Art to Start a Revolution | The Root

“We think of artists usually in history as European, as male, as being trained in a certain way,” said Rujeko Hockley, co-curator of “We Wanted a Revo ...
In defense of Big Baller Brand | The Outline

In defense of Big Baller Brand | The Outline

A black-owned business breaking into a white-dominated industry is finding few supporters in its corner. Source: In defense of Big Baller Brand ...
Tracing his family’s migration from the rural south to the big cities of the north. | The Washington Post

Tracing his family’s migration from the rural south to the big cities of the north. | The Washington Post

Bruce Haynes recounts the glories and heartaches of a black family on the move. Source: Opinion | Tracing his family’s migration from the rural south ...
James Baldwin’s essential ‘The Fire Next Time’ gets an arty and brilliant makeover | The Undefeated

James Baldwin’s essential ‘The Fire Next Time’ gets an arty and brilliant makeover | The Undefeated

Fifty-four years after James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time revolutionized the way we talk about race, it still feels eerily present. Taken out of histo ...
This mother is helping parents discuss police brutality in new book ‘Momma, Did You Hear the News?’ | The Undefeated

This mother is helping parents discuss police brutality in new book ‘Momma, Did You Hear the News?’ | The Undefeated

Sanya Gragg sat in front of a group of second-graders in late April, a bit startled by what she’d just heard. It was the first time the social worker ...
Tending My Daughter’s Crown | The New York Times

Tending My Daughter’s Crown | The New York Times

Such was the bond between my daughters and me; it was carved into intricate lines that framed their cornrows, intertwined in the twists that flew ...
The Case for Black English | The New Yorker

The Case for Black English | The New Yorker

In his latest book, John McWhorter celebrates the dialect that has become an American lingua franca. Source: The Case for Black English - The New Yor ...
Pots & pans: Those majestic church hats are the crowns our mothers wear | The Undefeated

Pots & pans: Those majestic church hats are the crowns our mothers wear | The Undefeated

I’ve long thought of Mother’s Day as a continuation of Church Hat Season in black houses of worship across America, a national pastime that reaches it ...
How Radical Can a Portrait Be? | The New Yorker

How Radical Can a Portrait Be? | The New Yorker

A painting of Emmett Till sparked a controversy about representational art. Two new exhibits show its power in art’s recent and distant past. Source: ...
‘Demolish that lie’: James Forman Jr takes on Black Lives Matter backlash | The Guardian

‘Demolish that lie’: James Forman Jr takes on Black Lives Matter backlash | The Guardian

The son of a prominent civil rights leader argues in a new book, Locking Up Our Own, that the ‘black on black crime’ trope is based on a false premise ...
Surface Tension | MTV

Surface Tension | MTV

The portraiture of Barkley L. Hendricks Source: Surface Tension - MTV ...
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