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Vogue's Afropunk Hair Portraits Show There Is More To African-American Hair Than Just Relaxer

It is clear that hair plays a large part in African-American culture. Throughout history, you can argue that hair plays a more important part in African-American culture than any other culture. 891 more words


Stolen Legacy: A Writer's Remembrance

The other day I was at a poetry spot and the host gently reminded the audience how magnificent the art was for the evening and that it had all been created by African American people.  490 more words


Rock photographer Janette Beckman keeps it real;Her hip-hop and biker images are at Carver Bank in Omaha, where she's doing a Bemis residency

Here’s my Reader (www.thereader.com) cover story on famed rock photographer Janette Beckman, whose images of punk and hip-hop pioneers helped create the iconography around those music genres and the performing artists who drove those early scenes.   1,410 more words