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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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Haki Madhubuti reflects on 50 years of cultivating black arts | The Chicago Reporter Poet and educator Haki Madhubuti could easily spend every waking hour repeating “I told you so” when it comes to what’s at stake for black America, but he’s characteristically doing something about it rather than talking about it.

Poet and educator Haki Madhubuti could easily spend every waking hour repeating “I told you so” when it comes to what’s at stake for black America, but he’s characteristically doing something about it rather than talking about it.

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Amy Sherald, nationally acclaimed artist with Columbus roots, returning home as lecturer | Ledger Enquirer “The only reason that I wanted to do this is because I want to change people’s expectations as to what they may see when they walk into an institution that tells them what is valuable and to validate peoples’ existence in so many ways.”

“The only reason that I wanted to do this is because I want to change people’s expectations as to what they may see when they walk into an institution that tells them what is valuable and to validate peoples’ existence in so many ways.”

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Banksy Strikes Again, With Nod to Basquiat | The New York Times The artworks are perhaps a homage. Basquiat, who died of a suspected drug overdose at 27, in 1988, began his career as a graffiti artist before going on to become a celebrated art-world figure, acclaimed for his primitive, boldly colored figures, textual fragments and raw imagery that often referred to African history, slavery and colonialism.

The artworks are perhaps a homage. Basquiat, who died of a suspected drug overdose at 27, in 1988, began his career as a graffiti artist before going on to become a celebrated art-world figure, acclaimed for his primitive, boldly colored figures, textual fragments and raw imagery that often referred to African history, slavery and colonialism.

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For the first time in 30 years, a book celebrates black women photographers | Quartz I’m doing my small part to add to this conversation by creating this document. But it is the gatekeepers, the editors, and curators, who really need to do examine their processes of inclusion.

I’m doing my small part to add to this conversation by creating this document. But it is the gatekeepers, the editors, and curators, who really need to do examine their processes of inclusion.

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Opening a window on Worcester’s past | The Boston Globe WORCESTER – On a winter day around 1904, Raymond Schuyler perched on a sled with his wee daughter between his knees and posed with his children for a portrait. The only boy, standing behind his father, wears a big knit cap.

WORCESTER – On a winter day around 1904, Raymond Schuyler perched on a sled with his wee daughter between his knees and posed with his children for a portrait. The only boy, standing behind his father, wears a big knit cap.

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The Black American Women Who Made Their Own Art World | Hyperallergic We Wanted a Revolution at the Brooklyn Museum tracks the shape-shifting radicalism of black women artists, authors, filmmakers, dancers, gallerists, and public figures between 1965 and 1985.

We Wanted a Revolution at the Brooklyn Museum tracks the shape-shifting radicalism of black women artists, authors, filmmakers, dancers, gallerists, and public figures between 1965 and 1985.

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