Mixed, Black, and Proud: The Ups and Downs of Mixed Women in the Jazz Age by Hannah Grantham

“They even told me, ‘You could pass for white if you hadn’t married a colored man.’” – Una Mae Carlisle, The Baltimore Afro-American, 1948 For generations, light-skinned multiracial people have challenged notions of racial hierarchies. They have been given preferential treatment compared to their darker-skinned family members, neighbors, and friends. Yet they have also endured the…

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Listen to: Lē

About the EP: After working through a lot of trauma and taking the time to heal and allow self love and acceptance, I finally felt ready to let go. “Inner Child’s View” is a feeling-provoking collection of songs that bring sounds of deep dissonant reflection. The EP is the first base to my independent artist…

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“Colored Canvas” by Myles Baron

Artist name : Milo Models: Brandon grey , Corwin  Body painter: Winsome  Photographer: Landyn pan Artist Statement: To be a black man in any community. Especially being queer & growing up, people often paint us in images & colors about how we’re supposed to talk, look, and act. They pain us how we’re “supposed” to be based…

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Gal Gelbard Fashion

About the Artist: Gal Gelbard was born in the East Village. She attended Laguardia Arts High School for Visual Arts and then completed her undergrad in Israel, before returning to NYC. With an Israeli father and Brasilian mother, her aesthetic senses are tied strongly to the cultures of the three countries she calls home. For…

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Independence Day by Alex Brunson

About the Artist: Passionate about fostering the connections made possible only through shared vulnerability, Brunson is a practicing human at his core. As a Black man who grew up in South Carolina, he has always been cognizant of his race and the work it does in the world’s various spaces.  For the last three years,…

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Entrando en el período azul by Alicia Russo

About the Artist: Alicia Russo is an artist and art historian from Brooklyn, New York. Born to a family of Ecuadorian immigrants and Italian-Americans, her ethnicity often informs how she navigates her role as a young creative. She is dedicated to exploring how visual histories contribute to collective socio-cultural perceptions, and often, our contemporary racial dynamics.

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Ranee Henderson Artwork

Vilifying faceless figures of power has always been present in my life and the lives of those closest to me. It only recently became the focus of my work. My latest paintings depict the battles and bandits that inhabit my own lived, socio-economic codex (clout, grind, impotence, layaway, racket…). Each one of these “themes” serves as an umbrella that presides over the canvas. If I am to scrupulously manifest the images that I propose to create, I need to live with the villains as well as poke at the basis of my own internal conflict with poverty. My goal is to destabilize, work through, and overthrow. When that is done, I will gift what I have discovered to my family and to any others that inhabit the lowest rungs of the tax bracket.

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