[On the “A” w/Souleo] Rush Arts Heads to Philly

[On the “A” w/Souleo] Rush Arts Heads to Philly

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Guggenheim Finally Honors a Black Female Artist With New Retrospective

Carrie Mae Weems Honored by Guggenheim

by Jezebel

It's 2014 and the Guggenheim is finally honoring an African American female artist with a retrospective. Photographer… Read More

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Why Black Culture Awards Need to Matter to Us

by Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The disappointing results of Sunday night’s Golden Globes, with so few honors going to Black actors and filmmakers—with… Read More

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Baraka and the Black Arts Movement

by Michael A. Gonzales

Many young writers, no matter how independent they are as thinkers, want to be down with a cool group of fellow scribes. Flipping… Read More

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Amiri Baraka, in season 1, episode 4 of Def Poetry Jam. Read More

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Black Artists at Art Basel

by The Root

As big as Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 (Dec. 5-8) is for Black artists, even bigger news out of Miami is the opening of the new Pérez… Read More

Artist Barbara Chase-Riboud:<br />
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World Citizen [PHOTOS]

The cover of the April 1958 issue of EBONY featured a photograph of a teenager studying art at the American Academy in Rome—the… Read More

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Banksy Bombs NY (and NY Strikes Back)

by Michael A. Gonzales

Back in the 1970s when graffiti was young, most New York City artists (who actually referred to themselves as writers) just wanted… Read More

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James Baldwin, America's Greatest Writer?

by The Atlantic

Much of Baldwin's writing is roughly contemporaneous with the Civil Rights movement, but he seems to share none of its hope… Read More

Misty Copeland inspires Project Plié

American Ballet Theatre Launches Project Plié

by Huffington Post

Misty Copeland was discovered by a combination of luck, talent and being in the right place at the right moment. One afternoon while… Read More

Jean-Michel Basquiat:<br />
Why He Mattered

Jean-Michel Basquiat:
Why He Mattered

As the premiere Black painter of the late 20th century, Jean-Michel Basquiat came to prominence in the art world during the… Read More

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