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Choreographer Wants You to Dance to 'Hip Hop In Heels'

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High heels often get a bad rap for their health effects, but choreographer and international dance competition judge, Brandee Evans… Read More

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More Than Enough White Curators?

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It wasn’t until graduate school that Michelle Joan Wilkinson, director of collections and exhibitions at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland… Read More

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

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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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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

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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

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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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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?

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

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