How the black radical female artists of the ’60s and ’70s made art that speaks to today’s politics | Los Angeles Times All of it points to the unique issues black women artists faced (and continue to face) as women and artists in a society in which race plays a defining role.

All of it points to the unique issues black women artists faced (and continue to face) as women and artists in a society in which race plays a defining role.

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Carmen de Lavallade is 86 and still the best dancer in the room | The Washington Post De Lavallade’s ability to express psychological meaning through her body, to disappear inside the choreography and mold herself to wildly different artistic styles, has been her life’s work.

De Lavallade’s ability to express psychological meaning through her body, to disappear inside the choreography and mold herself to wildly different artistic styles, has been her life’s work.

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Winnie Mandela the movie: ‘She was volatile and uncontrollable, and that was punished’ | The Guardian An award-winning documentary demystifies the image of the activist as ‘sinner’ to Nelson the saint, as part of a wave of films in African cinema breaking with the status quo on gender, race and politics

An award-winning documentary demystifies the image of the activist as ‘sinner’ to Nelson the saint, as part of a wave of films in African cinema breaking with the status quo on gender, race and politics

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(2011) Art Porter Jr.’s 50th Birthday Celebration Aug. 3 would have been Little Rock-born jazz musician Art Porter Jr.'s 50th birthday. The saxophonist died in a boating accident in Thailand in 1996, not long after performing at a festival celebrating the reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Aug. 3 would have been Little Rock-born jazz musician Art Porter Jr.’s 50th birthday. The saxophonist died in a boating accident in Thailand in 1996, not long after performing at a festival celebrating the reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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The land of Haile Selassie is finally recognizing its Rastafarian community | Quartz Ethiopia’s government has announced it will issue identity cards to members of the Rastafarian community, a religious group that has long been seen as stateless in the horn of Africa nation.

Ethiopia’s government has announced it will issue identity cards to members of the Rastafarian community, a religious group that has long been seen as stateless in the horn of Africa nation.

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