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Open Casket: The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain

WORDS: DEVYN SPRINGER | ART: FAYE ORLOVE

How do I exist in an art world that asks me to make a statement based on my sociopolitical situation, yet simultaneously attempts to pacify and re-work that statement to fit into the molds of whiteness? 1,766 more words

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"Like Currents in a River": A Conversation with Speculative Fiction Writer John Keene: An Interview by Rochelle Spencer

“John Keene is an incredibly well-read poet….John is a scholar”

—Afaa Michael Weaver, interview, August 2013

Ask the mentors and members of the Dark Room Collective, the Cambridge-based reading series and workshop that Cornelius Eady claimed “a group that could turn well out to be as important to American letters as the Harlem Renaissance,” what they think of John Keene’s work, and they’ll most likely point to the obvious: his broad and glittering intelligence.

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Feature Issues

Passion to Purpose

Last month I wrote that key to determining your life purpose is to ascertain what you are passionate about. T.D. Jakes states, “It is your passion that empowers you to be able to do that thing you were created to do.”  730 more words

Art

Kerry James Marshall Exhibit

A few months ago, I went to check out the Kerry James Marshall Exhibit at the MET and didn’t have the chance to post the pictures of his paintings to this blog. 46 more words

African American

Why Black Art & Nothing Else?

It had come to my attention that I should be writing more.

This is my first semester as an art history student and to be honest, I’ve never felt more out of place. 547 more words

African Art

SHE CHRONICLES: "Crooked Room" by Dessie Sanders

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Black Women’s Crooked Room Collection

Museum Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday – Saturday     10am – 6pm
Sunday –  Closed for praise and worship services… 632 more words

Women Writers