EYE CONTACT: An Exhibition of Never-Before-Seen Images of Music Icons from Amy Winehouse to Jay-Z

EYE CONTACT: An Exhibition of Never-Before-Seen Images of Music Icons from Amy Winehouse to Jay-Z A$AP Rocky by Phil Knott Lauryn Hill by Ernie Paniccioli Mick Jagger by Tim Bret-Day VaultWorks and Duggal Visual Solutions Present EYE CONTACT: An Exhibition of Never-Before-Seen Images of Music Icons from Amy Winehouse to Jay-Z by Acclaimed Photographers *Tim… Continue reading EYE CONTACT: An Exhibition of Never-Before-Seen Images of Music Icons from Amy Winehouse to Jay-Z

April Silver: ‘I’ve Now Been Around Long Enough to Know That Every Dark Storm is Followed By a Bright New Day’

April Silver The 15th Annual National Black Writers Conference was scheduled to take place during its usual spring date earlier this year but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed. It has been rescheduled to take place Wednesday, Nov. 11 to Saturday, Nov. 14 virtually. The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College… Continue reading April Silver: ‘I’ve Now Been Around Long Enough to Know That Every Dark Storm is Followed By a Bright New Day’

‘Female Force: Kamala Harris’ Released By TidalWave

Female Force: Kamala Harris TidalWave Comics is proud to announce the addition of Kamala Harris comic book to its popular “Female Force” series focused on female empowerment.  “Female Force: Kamala Harris” will be released on October 21st in time for her birthday.     TidalWave has profiled politicians for more than 11 years using the… Continue reading ‘Female Force: Kamala Harris’ Released By TidalWave

Yvette Kendall: ‘Science Fiction is the Breath of Innovation’

Yvette Kendall As a Black woman science fiction writer/content creator, Yvette Kendall is the definition of a rarity. Kendall is the author of The GOD Maps series and also the creator of the new sci-fi sub-genre Biblical futurism. Owner of her own publishing company, Stravard Lux Publishing House, Kendall will be publishing her brand of… Continue reading Yvette Kendall: ‘Science Fiction is the Breath of Innovation’

Amy Andrieux: ‘When I’m Inspired, I Go Hard and That’s Most Of the Time’

Amy Andrieux The arts isn’t for the weak or the uninspired. Having the creativity to express one’s inspiration is needed in order to be successful. Amy Andrieux, the executive director of MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts) in Brooklyn, New York, took an interesting road by working in the media field to land a… Continue reading Amy Andrieux: ‘When I’m Inspired, I Go Hard and That’s Most Of the Time’

Ice Cube Collaborates With Shepard Fairey To Create Logo For ‘A Contract with Black America’

Ice Cube Collaborates With Shepard Fairey Ice Cube, and American artist, Shepard Fairey, reveal the ‘A Contract with Black America’ logo in wake of the glaring racial injustice and inequality facing the United States. “It was incredible to work with Shepard on this logo. I appreciate him donating his time to this cause, we both believe… Continue reading Ice Cube Collaborates With Shepard Fairey To Create Logo For ‘A Contract with Black America’

National Museum of African American Music Plans Digital & In-Person Experiences For Fall Roll Out

The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) announces that its previously scheduled grand opening for Labor Day weekend 2020 has been delayed due to ongoing concerns around the coronavirus pandemic. Starting this month, NMAAM will kick off a year-long celebration filled with a variety of digital experiences and limited in-person events. “We take the… Continue reading National Museum of African American Music Plans Digital & In-Person Experiences For Fall Roll Out

5 Questions With… Matthew Goins

Frustrated with the lack of diversity featured in children’s puzzle drawings, Matthew Goins knew he had to start his own puzzle company to address that issue. The creation of Puzzle Huddle has led to young children being able to see images of kids that look just like them in the puzzle arena. With the effects… Continue reading 5 Questions With… Matthew Goins

The Museum at FIT Announces Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style Exhibition

The year 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip hop, and to commemorate the occasion, The Museum at FIT (MFIT) will present Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style (February–April 2023), an exhibition that examines the roots and history of hip hop fashion from inception to the present time.… Continue reading The Museum at FIT Announces Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style Exhibition

Trap Music Museum Unveils Its First Female Exhibit Honoring Cardi B & Nicki Minaj

RECAP: TRAP MUSIC MUSEUM UNVEILS ITS FIRST FEMALE EXHIBIT HONORING CARDI B AND NICKI MINAJ Set Design: Set By Skye @setbyskye Photo Credit: Brandon Robinson Atlanta, GA (January xx, 2020) The Trap Music Museum paid homage to the culture’s leading ladies with a new exhibit celebrating Cardi B and Nicki Minaj. Sponsored by Martell and Slim & Husky’s Pizza, the event was attended by hundreds of Atlanta’s tastemakers… Continue reading Trap Music Museum Unveils Its First Female Exhibit Honoring Cardi B & Nicki Minaj

Howard Receives Collection of African American Art in Honor of Legendary Scholar Ronald W. Walters

Internationally renowned scholar and activist Ronald W. Walters, Ph.D., was recognized as a leading political strategist and expert on issues affecting the African diaspora. A dedicated leader, Walters served as a professor in Howard University’s Department of Political Science for 25 years and was department chair for nearly a decade. In honor of Walters’ legacy, his wife, Patricia Turner Walters,… Continue reading Howard Receives Collection of African American Art in Honor of Legendary Scholar Ronald W. Walters

The National Museum of African American Music Seeks Creative Artwork from Visual Artists

When the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) opens its doors to the public in the summer of 2020, the first-of-its-kind institution located in the heart of downtown Nashville will be home to more than 1,500 historical artifacts that reflect the development, influence, and impact of African Americans on more than 50 genres and… Continue reading The National Museum of African American Music Seeks Creative Artwork from Visual Artists

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Debuts Theaster Gates’ ‘Black Image Corporation’

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is proud to present the United States premiere of “Theaster Gates: Black Image Corporation” Jan. 28 – May 16, 2020. This exhibition, which was curated by internationally recognized artist Theaster Gates, includes 10 large format prints by two important African American photographers who both work for the Johnson Publishing… Continue reading Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Debuts Theaster Gates’ ‘Black Image Corporation’

Hampton Art Lovers Presents Point Comfort Art + Fair during Miami Art Week -December 5-8, 2019

Hampton Art Lovers (HAL) introduces their Point Comfort Art Fair + Show, December 5-8, 2019, in historic Overtown at the Historic Ward Rooming House (249 NW 9th Street, Miami FL 33136). The Point Comfort Art Show provides a platform for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) museums to showcase their collection of the African American masters of American… Continue reading Hampton Art Lovers Presents Point Comfort Art + Fair during Miami Art Week -December 5-8, 2019

ESSENCE Festival to Remain in New Orleans for the Next 5 Years

ESSENCE Communications Inc., the leading media, technology and commerce company serving Black women, announced an extended five-year partnership agreement with the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana to host its signature ESSENCE Festival of Culture through 2024. A platform to advance global Black culture, economic ownership and inclusion, and community development, the… Continue reading ESSENCE Festival to Remain in New Orleans for the Next 5 Years