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“See Yourself As Any Princess” an Art Series by Precious Henshaw

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Beautiful Art Work by Precious Henshaw

Recently, I stumbled upon a stunning art series by artist Precious Henshaw. Her drawings spoke to the little girl in me, and made me consider how important representation is for young girls, … Read More

Misty Copeland’s Kickstarter – “A Ballerina’s Tale” – is Funded!!!!!!!

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Kicked and Started!

We are so happy to hear, Misty Copeland’s A Ballerina’s Tale was fully funded and can’t wait to see the documentary once it airs.

We regret we did not get to post … Read More

Southern Discomfort: Artist Kara Walker Continues to Shock and Awe

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Southern Discomfort

By Kathryn Hughes

On the opening of her first UK show, celebrated American artist Kara Walker talks about why her controversial work challenges racism, not – as critics claim – upholds it.

Three African Americans Among 2013 MacArthur Foundation Award Winners

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MacArthur “Genuis” Award Winners of 2013

By Eva Keane

The MacArthur Foundation is one of the most prestigious and well known philanthropic organizations in the world.

Its envious Fellowship award has been … Read More

Anja Niemi’s Starlets 2013 Series Is Very Visually Entertaining

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Photographer Anja Niemi

Born in Norway in 1976, Niemi studied at the London College of Printing, and Parsons School of Design. She has received critical recognition for her previous shows and has been touted as a ‘Future Great’ … Read More

Nne Ebong Will Oversee Drama Development at ABC Studios

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Nne Ebong Promoted to SVP of Drama Development at ABC

Nne Ebong has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Drama Development at ABC, replacing Michael Mcdonald who’s leaving to launch his own production shingle within the studio.

Essentially Ebong will run … Read More

Question Bridge – A New Project Asking Questions About Black Men in America

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Being Your Authentic Self

“Why is it so difficult for Black American men to be themselves, their essential selves and to remain who they truly are?” Question Bridge is an interactive project using video as a format … Read More

Casta Paintings – Defining Race, Class and Identity in Colonial Latin America

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A Further Look at Casta Paintings and the Construct of Race

By Dash Harris

“Casta” is Spanish for caste and “casta paintings” existed in colonial Latin America during the 17th and 18th century. They … Read More

Constructing Race With Images in Spanish Colonial America

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Constructing Race With Images 

By Lorraine Spencer

Pintura de castas

Casta paintings are colonial paintings from the 18th century. They are portraits from Mexico that represent images of mixed race families.  The paintings were used … Read More

50 Shades of Black – Sexuality And Skin Tone in The Formation of Identity

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50 Shades of Black

From 50 Shades Web:

50 Shades of Black is a unique collection of stories and art.  It is an international dialogue about the intersection of sex and skin tone and how they … Read More