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How Walter Dean Myers Taught Me To Stop Writing White

Sofia Quintero | Posted 11.04.2015 | Black Voices
Sofia Quintero

My reading had taught me that I could render feminist characters long before I learned that there was a word to describe girls who bucked narrow gender roles. However, I also had internalized the belief that to be a legitimate author, my characters had to be white.

How The 'Art Hoe' Movement Is Redefining The Selfie For Black Teens

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.31.2015 | Black Voices

If you've never heard or seen the phrase "art hoe" before, it might seem a little jarring. The term has been popular on the Internet and social media ...

Interview With Founder of MOKSHINI, Nadeesha Godamunne

Adebukola Ajao | Posted 06.27.2015 | Black Voices
Adebukola Ajao

Nadeesha Godamunne is a full time in-house fashion illustrator/colorist from New Zealand now residing in Brooklyn, New York. Her voice needs to be heard. The creativity of her hands need to be seen. Say hello to Nadeesha.

A Salute to the African American Playwright August Wilson

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This film is a beautiful legacy. It sheds light on a very gifted man who, like many creative people, was raised under difficult circumstances in an underserved area of Pittsburgh. All of his plays were "doors" into the black experience, and from many eras of the American story.

America's "Prince" Problem: How Black People -- And Art -- Became 'Devalued'

Salon | Brittney Cooper | Posted 02.12.2015 | Black Voices

Near the end of the 2015 Grammy Awards, which aired on Sunday, musical icon Prince presented the Grammy for Best Album, with this preamble: “Albums ...

When the Daily News Weighs My Spirit Down, I Turn to Art

Lisa B. Thompson | Posted 02.16.2015 | Black Voices
Lisa B. Thompson

While taking it to the streets-style activism is certainly viable, I want to make a case for another form: Art.

Nick Cave Reappropriates Racially Charged Objects

Sola Agustsson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
Sola Agustsson

"Made by Whites for Whites" addresses the prevalence of American racist objects that are too historically significant to be destroyed yet too offensive to be displayed.

Survey Of Outsider Artists Challenges The Meaning Of 'Black Art'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.07.2014 | Arts

It's not often that so-called "outsider artists" get a chance to showcase their artwork on the walls of an established New York gallery, hanging with ...

The Art Of Being African-American | Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices

What does it mean to be a contemporary artist and an African-American today? What does it mean to ask such questions in Milwaukee in 2013? These ar...

When Art = Love = Controversy

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Carine Fabius

I was not surprised when some expressed reservations about sending art to Haiti. What did surprise me, however, is the way the idea was received by some artists.