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London's Tate Modern immortalizes the black revolution in tributary exhibit "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power"

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Revolutions are sparked and continued by a collective agreement. This agreement to persistently voice and activate one's cause comes in many forms of-arguably one of the most important forms being through art.

Art defines generations, and- in the activism attached- comes to represent the collective consciousness of a movement. London's Tate Modern is doing it's part at…


Nigerian-American filmmaker explores healing and self-discovery in upcoming feature film

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

‘The Beautiful Ones Are All Mad’ is the breathtaking visual project by Nigerian-American filmmaker Uche Aguh that follows the journey of a manic depressive, Kunle, and the psychiatric Intern, Lola, who works at the rehabilitation center Kunle has landed in. Through whimsical, romantic, and hopeful…


Nelsan Ellis' family wants his addiction to be a cautionary tale to help others

Posted on July 11, 2017 at 2:48pm 0 Comments

In the wake of a death, it is often difficult to find a silver lining, seemingly impossible when that death is untimely.

But the case of Nelsan Ellis and his family, his untimely death may be an instrument of education and prevention to those he's left behind. Following his death on July 8th, reports confirmed it due to "complications with heart failure", yet over the past couple of days his father has come forward…


Vibrant photo series celebrates the diversity of Black men

Posted on July 11, 2017 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Zak Salad is an East African-born British filmmaker whose work tackles the lack of visibility among Black men globally. His latest project, StrongBlackMen is a culmination of this work, a series of vibrant portraits of Black men in various settings and styles, done in collaboration with photographer by Sammi Swar. Using color as a motif, Swar emphasizes the diversity of characters (all embodied by Salad) through beautiful framing. Check…


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At 6:36am on December 16, 2016, RXMXT said…

Hey! I really appreciate the feature you wrote! Do you think you could edit the sentence RXMXT identifies as a genderqueer demiboy, asexual and panromantic to just RXMXT identifies as queer? Thank you so much!

At 1:29pm on December 9, 2015, Sharief Cole said…

At 6:30pm on May 25, 2015, kira said…
You published a featured article today about #MelaninMonday. Credit for Melanin Monday should be given to bonitaapplebelle from tumblr, not Young Paris. She created it first and started a movement on the site within the black community and he took the name and started plastering 'Melanin' on photos. Please give proper credit where its due.
At 11:18am on January 22, 2015, waatcher said…
At 1:54pm on September 22, 2014, Antjuan Oden said…
At 2:41pm on November 15, 2013, Death Metal Angola said…


The award-winning documentary DEATH METAL ANGOLA is premiering at the DOC NYC festival this Saturday, Nov 16, 9:45 pm at the IFC.  AfterParty at Midnight at 107 Suffolk Street sponsored by the Black Rock Coalition, headlining Metal pre-teen sensation (thanks in large part to Afropunk) Unlocking the Truth and Brooklyn hardcore punk band Dead Serious.  

Nov 18th, Fulbright sponsored panel with directors of Death Metal Angola and Detropia. That night the US State Department flies me to Angola as an official Arts Envoy to premiere DMA at the Luanda International Film Festival on the 20th and on the 23th in Huambo - followed by a rock concert in the Okutiuka Orphanage.  

DMA and Fulbright have teamed up to tour the film around the United States in the Spring.  We just launched the DMA Resilience Tour fundraising campaign to pull it off:

Join us and spread the word!!



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