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Lady Liberty Depicted as Black Woman on Commemorative Coin

We’re still patiently waiting to grab our first Tubman from the ATMs and bank tellers. But another woman of color, though fictional this go ’round, is set to grace U.S. currency. Lady Liberty will be depicted as a Black woman wearing a crown of stars over textured hair that is neatly pulled away from the…

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Saint Heron Presents: Roll Back, Say That & “Braids” Live Art Show With Shani Crowe

And we’re back! We are so excited to share that we will be hosting our artist talk series Roll Back, Say That featuring the south-side Chicago braiding queen, Shani Crowe on January 28th in New Orleans! Stop by at 1:00 p.m. for a live art presentation of her “Braids” series and an intimate discussion moderated…

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Solange, Questlove & More To Honor Prince & David Bowie At “Blackstar Rising & the Purple Reign” Conference

Choosing the voices of those that she truly admires, Daphne A. Brooks, professor of African American Studies, American Studies, Theater Studies and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale Univerisity, curated what will be Blackstar Rising & the Purple Reign. This conference is set to span from January 25th to the 28th and will be…

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‘Insecure’s Melina Matsoukas and ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins to Judge Elton John Video Competition

Both Barry Jenkins and Melina Matsoukas have been winning big over the last year. While Matsoukas continues to receive praise for HBO’s Insecure and Beyoncé‘s short film Lemonade, Jenkin’s Moonlight recently took home Best Picture at the 74th Annual Golden Globe awards. Fortunately, the two have no plans of slowing down. Along with Dreamworks Animation CEO,…

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Solange Talks ‘A Seat at the Table,’ Finding Her Voice and More with Beyonce for Interview Magazine

Well known for pairing stars with high-profile interviewers, Interview Magazine has crafted a once in a lifetime cover story featuring our favorite sister duo at opposite ends of the discussion. Written to highlight the triumphs of our own, Solange, the feature is orchestrated with questions and topics curated by none other than Beyoncé. While on the phone with her big…

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Issa Rae, Roxanne Gay & More Host ‘Historically Black’ Podcast

Issa Rae, Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton of Another Round, Roxanne Gay and more have joined forces to host the Historically Black podcast which shares material worth revisiting in 2017. Naturally, these phenomenal women have had their hands in many pots last year and as usual, the final product is always something to admire. Historically Black…

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Lena Waithe’s ‘The Chi’ Lands Series on Showtime

I first encountered the matchless talent that is Lena Waithe in 2014 watching Dear White People, but have always felt like we became friends as I got to know her character Denise on the Netflix original Master of None. Witty, sarcastic and always full of advice, her portrayal of Denise was perfect. So of course there’s…

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#ObamaOut: Celebrities Share Heartwarming Testimonies of Barack Obama’s Presidency

In November 2008, I crossed the threshold of the American dream and helped appoint President Barack Obama as the first Black President of the United States. A newly registered voter and a freshman at Howard University, it was nothing short of incredible. The joy in the air was tangible as students campus-wide cheered with pride…

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Arthur Jafa Releases ‘Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death’ Visual

Arthur Jafa is a director, filmmaker and cinematographer who has used his platform to promote and express Black culture through a variety of mediums. In addition to speaking up about transgression in public spaces with Black culture guru Bell Hooks, he shot Spike Lee’s ’90s classic Crooklyn, co-directed the photography of our very own Solange‘s…

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Tracee Ellis Ross, Viola Davis, Donald Glover & More Take Home Golden Globe Awards

Last night, the 74th Golden Globe Awards honored the best in film and American television of 2016. With a wide array of deserving nominees in each category, we are more than proud that of some our favorites not only received rightful recognition for their work, but also walked away with actual Golden Globe awards. Hosted…

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Solange To Join Angela Davis, Alice Walker And Donald Glover At Alternative Inauguration Event

Our boss lady Solange is scheduled to perform at Peace Ball on January 19th. The event said to be an “alternative celebration” to the festivities surrounding Donald Trump’s inauguration will be held at the National Museum of African American History & Culture from 8pm-1am. The founders of Busboys and Poets have put together this nonpartisan event to honor…

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Chance The Rapper & His Father Are Officially Board Members of Historic African-American Museum

The DuSable Museum of African American History of Chicago, IL has just announced five new Board of Trustee Members including Chance the Rapper and his father, Ken Bennett. As a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, the DuSable Museum of African American History’s mission is to promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions and experiences of…

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