The shortlist for the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced, featuring five stories that “speak eloquently to the human condition” through a diverse array of themes and genres.
Above: Nyaba L. Ouedraogo La Vie [The Life] From the series The Phantoms of the Congo River, 2011 Inkjet print. Courtesy of Nyaba L.
Juggerknot Theatre Company and PopUP Theatrics present LONG DISTANCE AFFAIR Six Cities. One World. Make possible an impossible trip.
Juggerknot Theatre Company producers of the critically acclaimed immersive show Miami Motel Stories (MMS) and PopUp Theatrics the New York-based site specific immersive theatre company led by Tamala Woodard (director, Miami Motel Stories:
Above: We have no property! We have no wives! No children! We have no city! No country! —petition of many slaves, 1773, Panel 5, 1955, Jacob Lawrence, from Struggle:
MAYORS FROM ACROSS THE NATION SEND JOINT LETTER TO CONGRESS IN SUPPORT OF ARTS AND CULTURE FUNDING IN THE WAKE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
This week, mayors from cities across the nation—supported by San FranciscoMayor London N. Breed and spearheaded by the San Francisco Arts Alliance, an alliance of arts organizations working with the San Francisco arts and culture sector to ensure community arts needs are met on a federal, state and local level—sent a joint letter to Congress in support of funding for the arts and culture sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Black Cube, a nomadic contemporary art museum, welcomes four new artists into its Artist Fellowship program. Black Cube’s 2020 Artist Fellows include Lenka Clayton and Phillip Andrew Lewis (Pittsburgh, PA), Onyedika Chuke (New York City, NY), and Anna Uddenberg (Berlin, Germany).
Above: Work By Emory Douglas To celebrate Mother’s Day, Lesley-Ann Brown submitted an excerpt from her book Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to her European Son.
he College Fellows will work individually and collectively to advance media practice and art across the Division. Each College Fellow will have a departmental appointment, with one College Fellow appointed in the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies and one appointed in the undergraduate concentration in Theater, Dance and Media.
Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré today announces Acoustic, a forthcoming new album re-imagining her much-praised 2017 release Mogoya, totally unplugged, in live sessions captured over just two days.
BET’s COVID Relief Fund Raises Over $16M To Support African-American Communities Impacted By Coronavirus
Recognizing the YWCA Greater Los Angeles’ (YWCA GLA) efforts in combating the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the organization’s impact on the city’s African American community during these times, the 126-year-old nonprofit became one of the beneficiaries of BET’s “Saving Our Selves:
CURBING THE “QUARANTINE 15” Expert Tips to Avoid Weight Gain, Stay Fit, AND Body-Image Positive by Nathaniel Jordan, Minister of Wellness
COVID-19 has forced us into month 2 of isolation. For those isolating in housing that has less than adequate safety measures, they may decide to file a COVID-19 class-action lawsuit, as has already been seen in New York where the outbreak took many landlords by surprise –
BILLY PORTER PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH” AT JOE BIDEN’S “SOUL OF A NATION” VIRTUAL EVENT
In a major ICYMI moment, Billy Porter premiered the lyric video for “For What It’s Worth” on Saturday (4/25) at Joe Biden’s “Soul of a Nation” virtual event.
Common Field—a national network of independent, experimental and contemporary visual arts organizations and organizers – is proud to announce a reimagined and free online Convening in response to the COVD-19 outbreak.
The world, and in this case, Black Art Markets have been indelibly changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unemployment rates have soared to levels that exceed those reported in the last recession.
Above: Black Skin White Masks 2020, Acrylic on canvas60 x 48 in / 152 x 122 cm Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present “Trapademia II:
Many years ago, Nellie Ricks, my great-grandmother, sent me on an errand. It landed me at Mrs. Gertrude Ellison’s in southwest Atlanta.
Much of literature centers on the question of identity. In high school English classes across America, students recite Hamlet’s To Be or Not To Be year after year.