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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 FacebookTwitterMail

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Ebony, Jet fire remainder of staff, may close its doors for good | The Atlanta Voice

Miana Massey, Chevrolet DTU Fellow | The Atlanta Voice, The Atlanta Voice It’s official, Ebony Magazine—along with its sister publication Jet Magazine—has potentially closed its doors for good. Former employees of the company took to Twitter last week using the hashtag #EbonyOwes to air out their frustrations with the company, as it has fired all of its employees with little to no notice. According to USA Today, members of Ebony magazine’s digital team say they’ve been fired and haven’t received their final paychecks in the latest controversy to hit the struggling publication that has chronicled black life in America for […]

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Johnson Publishing Co., which started Ebony, Jet magazines, files for bankruptcy | Chicago Sun-Times

Jon Seidel, Chicago Sun-Times Although he could boast an impressive passport, Johnson’s enduring entrepreneurial spirit meant he favored no other destination as much as that of Johnson Publishing Company headquarters in Chicago., Featured Image historic Johnson Publishing Company has filed for bankruptcy, court records show. The Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition was filed late Tuesday afternoon by the company once responsible for Ebony and Jet magazines. It sold the magazines in 2016, meaning Tuesday’s move does not affect the publications. “This decision was not easy, nor should it have been,” the company said in a press release announcing the move. “Johnson […]

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