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If you live in Atlanta, you’ve probably seen some of Fabian Williams’ socially conscious artwork throughout the city. His art includes various portraits of African Americans who have made major contributions to Black culture and race relations in America. It kind of makes you wonder about your contribution to the world, the legacy you’re leaving…

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Do you love art? Are you a collector? Not sure where to start? Well, Black Art in America (BAIA) is changing the game in the art world. Founded in 2010, by Najee Dorsey, the BAIA art gallery is based in Columbus, Georgia, and offers fine African American art. They also hold workshops on issues like social…

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The South Side Community Art Center is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary. In 75 years it has nurtured and preserved Black artists and their work in Chicago. The SSCAC’s newest exhibition, Bridging Generations: Strong Men Getting Stronger presents the works of three Black male artists spanning the generations from baby boomer to millennial. The featured artists include: Keith Conner, Oscar Lester,…

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Prominent Black artist Eldzier Cortor died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 in Long Island, NY. He was 99. Cortor was born Jan. 10, 1916 in Richmond, Virginia and moved to the South Side of Chicago as a young boy. He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1936 and went on to work as an artist with…

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Some of the best artists and art pieces in the world were featured at the 2014 Art Basel in Miami. This year, there were several awe-inspiring Black art exhibits where artists such as Ed Clark, Rashid Johnson, and William T. Williams displayed their work. Click continue to view a few of the best Black art exhibits…

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The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) hosted the grand opening of the exhibition Transcending Times: Works by Eldzier Cortor.  The event featured a panel discussion with the artist’s son Michael Cortor joined by Sarah Kelly Oehler, associate curator of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago; artist Candace Hunter and Rebecca Zorach, professor, University of Chicago.  Cortor’s…

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“My background is in African American History. I graduated from the City College of New York – majored in African American History, minored in Education,” shares Pamela Thomas, curator of the “Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution” exhibition which opens at The DuSable Museum on June 27, 2014. It commemorates the 40th anniversaries of 1970s’ Saturday…

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Over the past several months, Brand Nubian member Lord Jamar has been vocal in his criticism of white rappers who he feels disrespect the culture. The controversy began with Jamar blasting Seattle rapper Macklemore for the latter’s criticism of homophobia in hip-hop. Jamar told VladTV last fall that white rappers are “guests” in hip-hop and should recognize that “this is a black man’s thing.” Now, another veteran of 90s East Coast hip-hop is voicing his opinion. Buckshot of Black Moon and the Boot Camp Clik responded to Jamar’s comments and made it clear that he does not agree at all.

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Renowned sculptor Elizabeth Catlett passed away last April. However, she left us with a lifetime of timeless treasures that applaud African American and Mexican-working women. The sculptures made of smoothly modeled clay, wood and stone depict women as strong but nurturing. Wells Fargo presents The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art…

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Reginald Adams is a public artist and community developer and has served as president and CEO of the Museum of Cultural Arts Houston (MOCAH), which has helped to reinvest $3 million back into Houston communities. Known for his vibrant tile mosaic murals and sculptures, which can be seen throughout Houston, he was recently honored by…

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