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Roula David, vice president of 1xRUN and founder and executive director of Murals in the Market, says that she is grateful that 1xRUN could collaborate on a project like the “Your Vote Matters” community art series where art is used in such a meaningful way. 1xRUN is a Detroit-based gallery and art publisher. During this…

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In Detroit along Woodward Avenue downtown, or on Livernois south of Six Mile, or down Joy Road, brightly colored murals with “Your Vote Matters” messages emblazoned on the sides of buildings command a striking and bold presence. As a part of efforts to promote conversations around voters’ rights the ACLU of Michigan in partnership with…

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The ACLU of Michigan in partnership with MichiganVoting.org, a coalition of statewide organizations, launched an aggressive information campaign designed to educate the public about their voting rights. Particularly important to this campaign, branded “40 Days of Early Voting,” is education around Proposal 3, which passed in 2018 and expands access to the ballot by authorizing…

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Self-taught Nigerian artist Collins Obijakurefers to himself as a custodian of contemporary Black culture. He uses his art as a vehicle to explore the evolving consciousness and contexts of his own identity. Using charcoal, he brings his subjects to life on the canvas with contoured lines and fingerprint-like designs. In his latest series “Kings’ Collection;…

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Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria is a national Black-owned pizza business. Started by three best friends — EJ Reed, Derrick “Mo” Moore, and Clint Gray — Slim & Husky fuses their love for pizza, hip-hop music, and art, into a great restaurant with a cool vibe. Slim & Husky’s is about more than just pizza. They…

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Beyoncé’s Black Is King proved to be a powerful project that empowered Black people around the world and displayed the beauty of Africa and its people. However, some have lashed out at Beyoncé after someone on Twitter suggested that she should be known as “Mama Africa.” Can we normalizing calling Beyonce "Mama Africa" #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/vKlFKxAtRg…

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Virgil Abloh has collaborated with Mercedes-Benz on a new project. The Louis Vuitton menswear designer has joined forces with Gorden Wagener, chief design officer at the German car manufacturer, to design artwork called “Project Geländewagen,” inspired by the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Wagener told WWD: “Mercedes-Benz today is much more than a luxury carmaker, it is a…

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Kid Cudi has opened up about using his music to channel the pain and depression he goes through. The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady rapper opened up about his mental health battles during a speech for PBS’s Washington D.C. station WETA and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Home’s virtual event at the…

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K Love the Poet is a spoken word artist and motivational speaker. She made her poetry debut in 2003 in the heart of Chicago. Since 2015, she has had more than three videos go viral. She is known for empowering people of color with her signature poem “Million Dollar Melanin.” Rolling out spoke with her…

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Willow Smith is set to lock herself in a box to raise awareness about an important mental health issue. The 19-year-old daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith has teamed up with Tyler Cole for a 24-hour performance art piece focused on anxiety, which will be taking place at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary in Los…

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