21 Black Designers and Black-Owned Style Brands
Black artists have been at the helm of innumerable cultural movements including music, film, and especially, style. From streetwear innovators to sartorial-leaning tastemakers, master jeans makers to avant-garde thinkers, Black designers have been driving the culture, shaping the future, and paving the way for the next generation.
A New Type of Graffiti Art Emerges in Allentown
In the wake of protestors bashing in large numbers of glass storefronts in Allentown, one artist is speaking up with his paint, and his words. His name is Baron Frankenstein, and he’s the guy who, armed with paint, is beautifying Allentown’s boarded up windows, one storefront at a time.
Museums Pressured to Divest From Police
Days after George Floyd was killed by the police, the University of Minnesota severed its ties with the Minnesota Police Department (MPD). Two of the city’s leading arts institutions, the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Museum of American Art, followed suit.
A Black Mother’s Loss for Time Magazine Cover
REPRESENTING THE SORROW of generations, Titus Kaphar painted a black mother for the cover of Time magazine. Her eyes are closed in anguish. She holds her young son, but he is not there. The artist has cut the child from the canvas. All that remains is an empty silhouette.