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'Basquiat Before Basquiat' new exhibit dedicated to Basquiat's pre-fame years

Posted by Eye Candy on February 17, 2017 at 2:36pm 0 Comments

MCA Denver is currently running the archival exhibition ‘Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th…

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Young entrepreneur Kaya Thomas created an app to find books by Black authors

Posted by Eye Candy on February 17, 2017 at 11:36am 2 Comments

Black literacy was one of the rallying cries for civil rights and integration in the 50s and 60s and now, the Black community is fighting for resources in schools and school to prison pipeline abolition. One of the ways that Black… Continue

19-year-old poet deconstructs personal struggle to the racial term ”Oreo“ in spoken word project

Posted by Eye Candy on February 17, 2017 at 1:11pm 0 Comments

Ithaca College sophomore Ahshar Williams’ personal essay poetry album, ‘OREO’ is a deconstruction of the racial “slur“ of the same name, used to describe black people who ”act white“. A collection of spoken word pieces about the…

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FBI arrests white terrorist plotting large scale attack #WhiteMenAreDangerous

Posted by The Establishment on February 17, 2017 at 1:19pm 0 Comments

What happens when you put a white supremacist and the internet together? Why terrorist attacks, of course. Inspired by Charleston shooter Dylann Roof, 29-year-old by the name of Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell of Conway, South… Continue

PREMIERE: Debut From Chicago Avant-Funk Trio Bottle Tree, “Open Secret,” Combines Spirituality and African Rhythms

Posted by Sound Check on February 17, 2017 at 1:45pm 0 Comments

The spirit of Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), the 51-years-old-and-running-strong powerhouse of black American avant-garde, runs deeply through “Open Secret,” the first track from Bottle…

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It's on! The Women's General Strike is happening on March 8

Posted by The Establishment on February 17, 2017 at 10:15am 1 Comment

If you’re wondering what the civil rights movement was like, look no further than our current political climate. And if you’re wondering how to make your voice heard with action, the organizers of the Women’s March on…

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All-girl ensemble combats rape culture in new show “Blurred Lines”

Posted by Eye Candy on February 17, 2017 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Rape culture has been front and center in the past few years, with a major focus renewed because of the president’s past indiscretions and misogyny, going as far as to defend his using the phrase ‘grab her in the p*ssy’ as…

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5 badass moments of South African Digital Activism

Posted by The Establishment on February 16, 2017 at 11:30am 0 Comments



In many ways South Africa’s historical architecture can be mapped by the bloodied passage of radical activism. It’s as if the land itself has always been the inhabitable blank page for people to autonomously author their…

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