Veterans Day Spotlight: Shoshana Johnson, First Black Female Prisoner of War

Veterans Day is a good way to recognize the sacrifices that were made by ordinary citizens who made the choice to risk their lives on behalf of their country. It ...

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Kameelah Janan Rasheed: 5 Must-Read Interviews With Young Black Writers

You could probably call Photographer and Artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed the bohemian Black Barbara Walters. In Rasheed’s conversations with creatives, especially Black creatives, her incisive questions often result in incredibly ...

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5 Tumblrs For Black Women Who Love Books

Part of the appeal of Tumblr is that it’s a place where you can find hilarious memes and be immersed in Black art and literature in equal measure. And in ...

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7 Quotes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Junot Diaz’s Mind

Dominican-American writer Junot Diaz isn’t just a MacArthur ‘genius grant’ and Pulitzer prize winner, he’s a wickedly smart public thinker who just gets it. From his public commentary about “decolonial ...

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Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist Essays, Issa Rae's Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl & More Must-Read Memoirs

Memoirs have quickly become all the rage with celebrities like 30 Rock star Tina Fey, Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amburos and Girls’ creator Lena Dunham each penning collections of personal ...

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‘Project Row Houses’ Highlights African-American Culture, History and Art in Houston’s Third Ward

In communities across America, shotgun houses are often regarded as eyesores or threats to property values, automatically relegated to condemnation and in some cases, slowly edged out by gentrification. But ...

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6 Art Exercises To Help Boost Self-Esteem (From A Professional Art Therapist)

Every day, we’re bombarded with so many ideas about who we should be and how to look and act that we often lose sight of who we truly are. We all struggle with self-acceptance every once in a while, and need to remind ourselves to...

Must See: Photographer Reimagines ‘Icons of the Bible’ As People of Color

For over two millennia artists have been depicting biblical characters in sculptures, paintings, and on film. While many of the images we’ve seen have shown God, and especially Jesus, as blonde-haired and blue-eyed, this image could not be further from the truth. While the people...

The Internet Is Exploding With Lupita Nyong’o Fan Art

Alright, at this point, we (and Jared Leto) are not the only ones who are in love with Lupita Nyong’o — people all over the world have fallen for the Academy Award winner, thanks to her incredible talent, effortlessly chic sense of style (seriously, she can do no wrong), and...

Colorful Canvas Files: 7 Women Holding It Down on The Street & Modern Art Fronts

Olga Lolo African Digital Art once stated, “Her work is not only beautiful but powerful and intriguing. Adisa Abeba (also known as Olga Lolo) is a passionate musician, photographer and illustrator well known for her original and spell bounding illustrations that focuses on a graphical...

Must See: Senegalese Photographer Reimagines Scenes from Classic Films with Black Models

Omar Victor Diop and Antoine Tempé, two Dakar-based photographers, have breathed new life into some of Hollywood’s most iconic films. After Onomo International asked them to create a series of images using the hotel as a backdrop, the pair decided to showcase their love of...