Legacy Russell Appointed Associate Curator at Studio Museum of Harlem | The Network Journal

Aziz Gueye Adetimirin, The Network Journal Golden, chief curator at the Studio Museum of Harlem, today announced the appointment of Legacy Russell to serve as assistant curator of exhibitions at the Studio Museum. [mc4wp_form id=”6042″] Her experience is in organizing exhibitions and events, writing for diverse audiences from popular to academic, and, most recently, serving…

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3 Films We’re Excited to See Developed From The Black List | Colorlines

Sameer Rao, Colorlines year, hundreds of Hollywood executives nominate their favorite unproduced movie screenplays to appear on The Black List. The 2018 list debuted yesterday (December 17) via a funny short, “The Last Days of TJ Scraggs”: The clip stars Paul Scheer (“The League”) as a brash entertainment agent who knocks himself unconscious in 1998…

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Tracing the Real Betty Boop back to a Notorious Bootlegger’s Club in 1920s Harlem | Messy Nessy Chic

Natalie McKane, Messy Nessy Chic 1920’s in Paris may have been roaring, but over in Harlem, they were stomping. New York’s playground was not short of an underground boozer, but there was one place in particular that dominated the scene; The Cotton Club. Patron Saint of jazz, notorious bootlegging and the home of the original…

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Dawoud Bey: 40 Years of Photos Affirming the ‘Lives of Ordinary Black People’ | The New York Times

Fayemi Shakur , The New York Times The Woman in the Light, Harlem, New York City, 1980. From the “Small Camera Work” series. Credit Dawoud Bey/University of Texas Press. Featured Image a socially conscious teenager, Dawoud Bey was intrigued by the controversy over the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 1969 exhibition, “Harlem on My Mind: Cultural…

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Kara Walker Invites You to a Public Hanging | Hyperallergic

Tom Micchelli , Hyperallergic Kara Walker, “African/American” (1998), linoleum cut on paper, 46.25 x 60.5 inches, lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, gift of the Peter Norton Family Foundation. Featured Image , New Jersey — “Virginia’s Lynch Mob” (1998), the centerpiece of Kara Walker: Virginia’s Lynch Mob and Other Works, organized by guest curator…

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Inside Afrochella, Ghana’s Answer To Coachella | Travel Noire

Rachel George , Travel Noire A festivalgoer during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 22, 2018 in Indio, California. Featured Image performers, food, and attractions, Afrochella is not so different from California’s annual Coachella Festival, except for one very important note: it’s created by black people…

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Photographer Bruce Talamon captured black joy in the glory years of soul and funk. Now he’s getting his due | Los Angeles Times

MAKEDA EASTER , Los Angeles Times Motown company basketball game: Katherine, Janet, Michael and Randy Jackson with Billy Bray, Los Angeles 1974. Photo by Bruce W. Talamon. Featured Image , Wind & Fire founder Maurice White had one name in mind for his memoir photos: Bruce Talamon. The photographer, who has nearly 40 years experience…

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Why giant murals of black women are popping up across London | Huck

Dominique Sisley , Huck Allison Janae Hamilton’s draws on imagery and myths of the rural South. She is an artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem.Credit Heather Sten for The New York Times. Featured Image may already be familiar with the work of Neequaye ‘Dreph’ Dsane. The British Ghanaian street artist has been…

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African Diaspora Film Festival takes on “Who is Black in America?” | New York Amsterdam News

Stacy M. Brown , New York Amsterdam News Allison Janae Hamilton’s draws on imagery and myths of the rural South. She is an artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem.Credit Heather Sten for The New York Times. Featured Image popular festival, which showcases black filmmakers, actors, directors and producers all over the world,…

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