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Hidden Figures: Joan Tarika Lewis, the first woman to join the Black Panther Party

Posted by The Establishment on February 20, 2017 at 1:06pm 0 Comments

Many people know the Kathleen Cleavers and Angela Davises of the Black Panther Party but the first woman of the iconic group was Joan Tarika Lewis. Known then as Tarika Matilaba, she was the first woman to gain entrace to BPP and… Continue

Artist fuses African mythology and the divine feminine in her digital depictions of Black women

Posted by Eye Candy on February 20, 2017 at 12:13pm 0 Comments

Mythology has served as a source of inspiration for artists since the beginning of time. In fact, the first art is thought to be spiritual in nature, using the energy transmitted from the divine to artists, musicians,…

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This project challenges racist representations of Black men in photography

Posted by Eye Candy on February 20, 2017 at 11:23am 3 Comments

The image of the Black man is one wrought with stereotypes. Whether it’s the savage brute or the hypermasculine ego, the mugshot or pictures face down on the pavement, Black men are rarely depicted with the humanity they so… Continue

Brazilian creative duo MAR+VIN wows with debut editorial ‘ISIS MARIA’

Posted by Eye Candy on February 20, 2017 at 6:17pm 0 Comments

MAR+VIN are a Brazillian creative duo debuting their first official project, ‘ISIS MARIA’. The photo series is a tribute to the Egyptian goddess Isis, goddess of fertility and motherhood, and mothers throughout history.…

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Drag Kings subculture under the radar: interview with the Pretty Boi Drag producers

Posted by Eye Candy on February 20, 2017 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

The fabulous art of drag has been around for quite some time. This complex art form can be traced back to different eras and different cultures, but it’s popularity shot up during the 19th and 20th century when men began…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: DC electronica duo Thievery Corporation get groovy yet political in Jamaica in video for “Letter to the Editor”

Posted by Sound Check on February 20, 2017 at 10:18am 0 Comments

Thievery Corporation sounds like a diabolical enterprise at the center of a Marvel film, but in this universe, they’re the electronica duo infusing the sounds of Jamaica into the synth-based grooves of tomorrow. In their new…

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Pro-black billboard campaign aims to dismantle narrow representations of beauty

Posted by Eye Candy on February 20, 2017 at 2:22pm 0 Comments

It never occurred to me that I had a choice. I endured the pain of a chemical relaxer every 4 weeks to get my natural afro hair straightened. Mine was four weeks as against the recommended 6 – 8 weeks because my hair wouldn’t…

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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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