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Black Excellence: Brooklyn Teen Cliffanie Forrester Debuts Her Artwork At The Met

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I look like an egg A photo posted by @cliffannie on Jun 16, 2016 at 3:09pm PDT “Who just completed their life goal at age 18?” Cliffanie Forrester tweeted. “Me. As of 6/14/16, my piece is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” The Brooklyn high-schooler...

Artist Shani Crowe Is Transforming Braids Into Even Finer Art

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Chicago-based Artist Shani Crowe is taking cornrows to new heights in her new exhibit titled “Braids”, currently on display at MoCADA (the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts) in Brooklyn through July. The collection of images highlights a series of intricate braided styles, which Crowe...

Modern African Women Pay Tribute To Their Ancestors In Stunning Photo Series

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Photographer Joana Choumali realized upon her grandmother’s passing just how much of her story had gone with her. She decided soon afterwards to embark on a project that would document young, contemporary African women and their relationships to past generations. Through the photos, Choumali not...

This Celestial Afro Photo Series Celebrates Black Hair In A Magical Way

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Black hair is magic all on its own, without needing the validation. It defies the laws of gravity, can mold and bend into just about any curl or otherwise intricate wave or pattern and has the ability to be transformed into sleek, straight styles. Fros...

Gabourey Sidibe Is Contemporary Art In This Painter’s Latest Work

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“I guess … did you ever watch the show Community? Ya know how the school’s mascot is the human being? I mean, I don’t want to be a grey faceless spandex blob like that, but I’d like to just be a human being. Not someone’s...

This Painter Turned Black Women’s Natural Hair Into a Glorious Work of Art

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Painter Pierre Jean-Louis has a thing for Black hair. The Tri-state area artist regularly uses Black women and their gorgeous manes as inspiration for his work.   How I see her hair 😍 @_samantam #edit with Enlight app. A photo posted by Pierre Jean-Louis (@pierre_artista) on...