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Maurice James Jr.

self taught Contemporary Artist and Graphic Designer.

A cinephile and avid collector of baseball cards and comic books himself, James Jr challenges the false narrative of what mainstream power and beauty looks like by placing heroic Black icons and fictional characters in prominent roles.

His work provides a glimpse into an alternative reality where Black Culture and Folklore is American Pop Culture.

Early 2021 BWSM came across some phenomenal artwork challenging the mainstream medias depiction of Black Women and a wholesale reproduction of Comic Book History as we know it, through 11:Eleven gallery. Join us on our first ever BWSM Podcast as we speak with Maurice James Jr., the Philadelphia born, Washington, DC based Artist and self proclaimed Activist.

James Jr. talks to us about the inspiration behind his artwork and why he has made it his mission to correct the Black narrative whilst documenting Black History, Black Love and Beauty

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