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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

From Paris With Love; AfroPUNK Features Sojourner Ahebee's Review of the Seydou Keita Photography Exhibition

Writer Sojourner Ahebee in Paris  at the Keita Exhibition 
Here is the 2nd part of Sojourner Ahebee’s review of Seydou Keita’s photography exhibition recently hosted in Paris. In this section, she focuses of Keita’s portrayal of women in his work. Keita, from Mali, was one of the great photographers emanating from Africa. Read on.

For the complete review read Entree to Black Paris;an amazing blog.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Sandra Bland by Kai Davis, Nayo Jones and Jasmine Combs

“I know what it is to be crushed. To have hope drained from my bones, a trembling black woman with trauma stretching across generations. I’ve been crying for centuries. I cannot stop. I know what it’s like to have one foot in the grave. To have a freezer stacked with liquor but an empty fridge. To come to stagnancy and decay in my own bed; my nightmares clamoring out of my own skull. Panic attacks shaking me until I, too, am a prison. I’ve wished death on myself many times but it was never my idea.”

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents MacBeth July 8-31, 2016

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“I grew up close to the shore, and I have always loved spending time at the beach,” the Los Angeles-based artist Kadir Nelson says of his cover for this week’s issue. “When I was young it meant time with my dad, and now that I’m a father myself I relish the long summer days spent with my own children.”  
Do check out some of his other New Yorker covers: 
Kadir Nelson’s painting for the cover of this issue which celebrates the Schomburg Research Center, in Harlem. He says he wanted to create “a stylistic montage as an homage to the great Harlem Renaissance painters: Aaron Douglas, William H. Johnson, Norman Lewis, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Archibald Motley, and Palmer Hayden.” Also on Nelson’s mind were artists and performers like the Nicholas Brothers, Billie Holiday, and Duke Ellington; the activist Malcolm X; and writers such as James Baldwin and Zora Neale Hurston.

“I wanted to capture the memory of Hurricane Katrina and its aftereffects—the spirit of New Orleans, its resilience, its culture,” Kadir Nelson says of his cover for this issue, which coincides with the tenth anniversary of Katrina. “And one of the first images that came to mind was a kid playing music, an image somber and hopeful at the same time.”

*Source- The New Yorker