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Ava DuVernay to Develop TV Series Adaption of Octavia Butler’s ‘Dawn’

The only thing better than news of an Ava DuVernay-developed TV series adaption of literary legend Octavia Butler’s Dawn, is news of an Ava DuVernay-developed TV series adaption of literary legend Octavia Butler’s Dawn on Book Lovers Day. Dawn is the first book of what is arguably the best Sci-fi trilogy ever and DuVernay is…

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Black to the Future

February… the 28 days where we celebrate the overabundance of Black excellence throughout time. Always looking ahead however, the art world has declared the next four weeks, Black Future Month. From lectures to gallery shows, the focus is where we are going while injecting ourselves into the otherworldly. With her amazing Super Bowl performance Sunday night,…

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Interview: The Studio Museum Harlem

Robert Pruitt, “Untitled 3” The artistic cultural production and cultural theory that is Afrofuturism has long used the fantastical and Science Fiction elements of robotics and aliens, to solve the inequality of colonialism by transcending the social limitations of Black Diasporic life in Western society. Although appearing cosmically perfect,  it cannot be denied that Afrofuturism’s history is far…

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Stream Abdu-Ali’s Politically Fueled Project “MONGO”

Following the hospitalization and subsequent disheartening death of slain Baltimore resident Freddie Grey, Baltimore was placed at the forefront of the crusade against on-going police brutality. Baltimore rapper/activist Abdu-Ali, who was deeply effected by this plight, released MONGO, a mixtape depicting the pain, fury and confusion associated with “living while Black”. The nine track “black self-care…

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