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Writing young lovers into art history and more with artist Kennedi Carter | CRWN

When you peer through the deep reds of Kenndi Carter’s work, you’re not just squinting into a love story. Under the blood of her work you catch highlights almost golden to the touch , deep skin and shadow navigating as its own character. The subject: young lovers. Carter sometimes builds images featuring young lovers using classic paintings as the foundation. The Birth of Venus (goddess of love, sex and fertility) was painted in the mid 1400s by Italian Painter, Sandro Botticelli. Kennedi spins her own version with Venus Pudica using common house textures, home light and shadow to tell a […]

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Simplistic Beauty with Kenya Meon | CRWN

For this CRWN Muse, muted tones, grounding natural life and brown skin are the cornerstone of her work. Kenya Meon, a Macon, Georgia-born photography fell in love with photography for the freedom, and in 2010, moved to Atlanta to pursue the arts. Throughout the course of her timeline takeover she shared poetic captions celebrating the black woman: Ashley Johnson, CRWN Photographer, Kenya Meon Full article @ CRWN Share This +FacebookTwitterMail

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Dad and daughter need a little help in this super relatable clip from Matthew Cherry’s animated short “Hair Love” | AV Club

Shannon Miller, AV Club Image: Penguin Kids (YouTube). Featured Image who plan on checking out The Angry Birds Movie 2 in theaters this weekend will also get to watch “Hair Love,” the animated short film by filmmaker Matthew Cherry and executive-produced by Peter Ramsey (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and Frank Abney (Toy Story 4). Born of the famously successful 2017 Kickstarter, “Hair Love” is a 5-minute short about a Black father and daughter—Stephen and Zuri—who endure a bit of a journey to get Zuri’s hair styled for a big event. Cherry released a clip via his Twitter account on Wednesday […]

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Employers have no business policing black people’s natural hairstyles | Los Angeles Times

THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD, Los Angeles Times people have a fraught and painful history with hair. In particular, black women with textured, tightly curled or kinky hair have spent exorbitant amounts of time and money torturing it into straightness with chemicals and flat irons to fit a white standard of beauty that magazines have told them to aspire to and employers have told them to comply with. But when both black men and women have opted to wear cornrows, braids, and locks — styles that worked better with their hair’s texture — they have run into resistance from some employers, […]

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Black Hair’s Blockbuster Moment | The New York Times Despite and perhaps because of a surge in white supremacist language in the United States, a wave of black cultural resistance is flooding the arts as well as the streets.

Despite and perhaps because of a surge in white supremacist language in the United States, a wave of black cultural resistance is flooding the arts as well as the streets.

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