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Black Superhero ‘Super CJ’ Tackles Children’s Mental Health in Groundbreaking Animated Series

Now streaming on YouTube, “Super CJ: The Animated Series” sheds light on mental health challenges faced by Black children. It’s the first animated series for Black children to tackle mental health, and the imperative series has already accumulated nearly half a million views since its launch.  Starring Black superhero Super CJ and his witty companion […]

The Historic Roots Of Newly Opened Ella West Gallery In Durham, NC

Linda Shropshire recently launched the Ella West gallery in Durham with the aim of providing a platform for artists, both established and emerging, who are often overlooked by the mainstream.  Named after her mother, Spropshire’s ambition to create a space for minority artists perhaps began in the late seventies during her seventh grade art class. […]

A New Museum In Jacksonville Honors One Of The First Studios To Create Black Films

A new museum based in Jacksonville, Florida is dedicated to highlighting the significant contributions of Black actors in the history of film.  In the early 1900s, Jacksonville was known as the “Winter Film Capital of the World” because film studios searched for locations that could accommodate their winter operations outside of the harsh conditions of […]

EVENT: Join Imani Perry In Conversation About Ntozake Shange’s New Posthumous Collection Of Unpublished Poetry, Essays, And Plays

This September, Imani Perry will discuss the new posthumous collection of Ntozake Shange’s previously unpublished poems, essays, and plays at New York City’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  Edited by Perry, “Sing A Black Girl’s Song: The Unpublished Works of Ntozake Shange”  features never-before-seen works by the literary icon and Black feminist writer […]

Peter Brathwaite Reimagines Black Art In New Book ‘Rediscovering Black Portraiture’

During the pandemic, opera singer Peter Brathwaite could no longer perform, so he chose to channel his creativity through the medium of photography by joining Getty’s Museum Challenge.  The playful challenge, which thousands participated in, was to recreate your favorite art by using objects found around the house. Brathwaite took this challenge to heart and […]

Teyonah Parris On Stepping Into The Shoes Of Yo-Yo For ‘They Cloned Tyrone’

Teyonah Parris (Dear White People, Mad Men, If Beale Street Could Talk) stars in the hit new modern Blaxploitation conspiracy mystery “They Cloned Tyrone” as Yo-Yo, where her signature look and personality makes her unforgettable. From the thigh-high mustard yellow boots to her teal lipstick and leopard pants, Yo-Yo’s strength as a unique character shines […]

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