A French illustrator’s images of black women are controversial in Paris, but adored on Instagram | Quartz Africa

Lynsey Chutel, Quartz Africa Photo: Jersean Golatt, Featured Image A meet-and-greet with illustrator Nicholle Kobi is titled A Parisian Instant, yet at home the French illustrator is overlooked. This, even as her work spreads from Instagram to communities of black women around the world, this week in Johannesburg. Kobi’s work has become something of a […]

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Cleveland Museum of Art celebrates the photographic triumph of Gordon Parks | Cleveland.com

Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland.com One of the 13 murals that make up “The Life of Washington,” at George Washington High School in San Francisco. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times, Featured Image CLEVELAND, Ohio – Gordon Parks made it look easy. As director of the Shaft detective movies in the 1970s, and as […]

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She’s Creating An All-Female Superhero Comic Book Universe | Black Enterprise

Samara Lynn, Black Enterprise Courtesy Aza Comics, Featured Image In Now that the movie Black Panther has turned out to be a cultural and money-making phenomenon—interest in comic books and how to create them is bound to spike. There are several well-established black comic books writers and artists who have worked on major comic book […]

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Meet the artist who received backlash for painting God as a black woman | Face2Face Africa

Mildred Europa Taylor, Face2Face Africa Harmonia Rosales painted her own version of Michelangelo’s work in 2017, reimagining God and the First Man as black women. Featured Image If you are familiar with Michelangelo’s masterpiece, “The Creation of Adam”, you would agree that it is one of the most famous works of art ever created. But […]

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