Enter Into A World Of Creativity

Enter Into A World Of Creativity

Enter Into A World Of Creativity

Enter Into A World Of Creativity

Enter Into A World Of Creativity

Enter Into A World Of Creativity

Enter Into A World Of Creativity

Enter Into A World Of Creativity

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Sculptor Donald Brown

The Millennium Monument

Poetry of Countee Cullen,

Harlem Renaissance poet.


What is Africa to me:

Copper sun or scarlet sea,

Jungle star or jungle track,

Strong bronzed men, or regal black

Women from whose loins I sprang

When the birds of Eden sang?

One three centuries removed

From the scenes his fathers loved,

Spicy grove, cinnamon tree,

What is Africa to me?

Disney+’s ‘Kizazi Moto: Generation

Feature 10 Animated Films From African Creators

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A Resurfaced James Baldwin Interview Gives an Intimate Look Into His Life and Prescience on White Fragility

The mural entitled “Hip Hop raised me” in Dalston, east London. Race

From Tudor courts to BLM, a new book brings London’s black history to life

The work highlights the plaques and art that celebrate a neglected side of the capital’s culture

2nd – 4th August

BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE, inspired by the life of Nina Simone, returns for 3 nights only. Don’t miss Fringe First award winner Apphia Campbell’s stunning performance.

A Resurfaced James Baldwin Interview Gives an Intimate Look Into His Life and Prescience on White Fragility

Whether via written or spoken word, there is no shortage of evidence of James Baldwin’s brilliance. The novelist, playwright, poet, essayist and civil rights activist was not only prolific during his 63 years of life, but an unabashed truth-teller when it came to discussions of Blackness and queerness in America, often demonstrating a profound prescience about the state of race relations as we know them today.

Madison Calley is challenging classical stereotypes

Raised in a predominantly white community, harpist Madison Calley didn’t grow up celebrating Juneteenth, the African American and now-federal holiday commemorating the end of US slavery.
She wasn’t alone. As many as 28% of Americans recently responded that they knew nothing about the holiday prior to 2020’s racial unrest.
College ushered in Calley’s awakening. There, she learned about Juneteenth and other elements of Black history. Now the LA-based musician and plant enthusiast is among prominent artists featured on Apple Music’s “Juneteenth: Freedom Songs” playlist.

Mary J. Blige Becomes Youngest Living Person Inducted Into Apollo Hall of Fame in Harlem

The Grammy-winning artist joins a list of esteemed inductees including Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, and Quincy Jones. Blige turned 50 in January, making her the youngest living person to receive this honor, according to New York Daily News.

Booker Winner Bernardine Evaristo On How To Write A Novel 

– And Get It Published


A 12-year-old is making history as one of the youngest composers for the New York Philharmonic, Pix11 reports.
Grace Moore is a seventh grade student at Poly Prep in Dyker Heights, a small neighborhood in Brooklyn. Moore is a member of the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composersprogram, an after school program that enrolls students as young as 8-years-old and exposes them to the orchestra,
“helps to nurture their inherent creativity, develop their musical skills,” and allows students to create, notate, and submit music to be performed by Philharmonic musicians. 

‘Black Mozart’ Biopic In Development From ‘Atlanta’ Writer, ‘Watchmen’ Director

A feature film on Chevalier de Saint-Georges, known as the Black Mozart, is in development at Disney’s Searchlight Pictures.
The project is based on an original feature pitch from Emmy nominee and WGA Award winner Stefani Robinson, most known for her work as a writer on FX’s Atlanta. Stephen Williams, who has directed episodes of shows like Watchmen and Westworld is attached to direct. Williams most notably directed the standout, sixth episode of Watchmen‘s run,
As a photographer, Varona has made a name for herself. She has also made it clear that she is about her business even though at times Varona said that entrepreneurship often feels like a roller-coaster ride.

“As a freelancer, your highs feel so high. And even your lows, which aren’t necessarily always lows, feel low. When you tie the idea of working freelance in with the current time of social media, instant gratification, and the way we share our stories, it can be a little overwhelming.”

With all of the thrills that come from being elevated, Varona shared that being kind to yourself as your measure the impact of your work while receiving feedback is critical to your wellbeing as a creative on your journey.

T-shirt; Louis Vuitton pants; Adidas Originals by Wales Bonnershoes.
From left, on Sherald: A. Potts dress; Miron Crosby cowboy boots. On Rawles: Aliétte jacket; Baacal slip dress; Church’sshoes. On Coates: Wales Bonner blouson; Daily Paper

Calida Rawles, Amy Sherald, and Ta-Nehisi Coates Find Freedom in Belonging

The painter, the portraitist, and the author, who are all friends from their college years, sat down for an intimate conversation about making art right now.
Artists Calida Rawles and Amy Sherald and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates have been friends since the mid-’90s, when Rawles and Sherald were studio mates at Spelman College in Atlanta, and Coates was an undergrad at Howard University in Washington, D.C. But beyond their shared history, there are central notions of personal, physical, political, and creative freedom that they’ve each explored in their work.


Solo Exhibition
By Prince Timi Rich Kakandar
Shown at the
Thought Pyramid Art Center, 18 Libreville Street, Wuse II, Abuja, F.C.T.
Thought Pyramid Art Centre Abuja
TIMI KAKANDAR [b.1973] uses painting, drawing and collage to explore his fascination with the human form in relationship to the challenges, joy, and social political issues that emanate from living and working within the African space. His recent work exudes a profound intensity of bright raw colours and gestural lines that infuse a presence which powerfully engage the viewer. He reveals an ability in the composition of human forms with dramatic colours reminiscent of Fauvism.
Kakandar began his creative career soon after graduating from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria in 1999.
Timi Kakandar is one of Nigeria’s prolific contemporary artist with a keen following internationally and in his native country.
Timi has had 4 Solo Exhibitions and over 30 group Exhibitions within and outside Nigeria.
Timi Kakandar’s works are widely collected globally.
He lives and works in Lagos, where he is a member of the Society Of Nigerian Artists (SNA) Lagos Chapter.

‘Blacklist’ actor Harry Lennix creates museum showcasing Black arts, culture on Chicago’s South Side

Harry Lennix has made a name for himself in “The Blacklist,” “The Five Heartbeats,” and “Love and Basketball,” to name a few, and now he wants to give Chicagoans an inside look at the creative process through the new living museum he’s launching on Chicago’s South Side, the African American Museum for Performing Arts. Lennix is kicking off the museum’s programming this weekend with actress Regina King.

NPO: You are too powerful to be intimidated by fears. Face your fears, fearlessly. — Naide P Obiang

Artist: TerenceMaluleke

CA: Terence Maluleke is an artist who hails from #SouthAfrica, #Soweto, a township which he draw most of his inspiration from. He studied #Animation at the Animation school, #Johannesburg. He is a #digitalartist focusing on #characterdesign & #conceptart. Terence is one of the founders of #KasiSketchbook. Kasi Sketchbook is a program that aim to create drawing clubs in the townships that will encourage young artists to daily “#DrawYourWorld” in their Kasi Sketchbooks. He currently runs #TribalUniverse with his partner #SimangalisoSibaya. — ComicCon Africa

In Her Own Voice

Imani Perry

When I watch footage of Lorraine Hansberry—a striking enunciator and the fiery and brilliantly self-possessed Black woman best known for her play

A Raisin in the Sun

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LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Samuel L. Jackson Performing Arts Center

This picture was composed by a Ugandan make up artist called Umtoni Monalisa. She believes that black is gold, do you agree?
Adeyinka shares the story behind his gallery and contemporary artists to know

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