Say It With Your Whole Black Mouth: Poem by Danez Smith
No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear
In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent.
by Toni Morrison
Jordan Peele Will Finally Bring His Black Horror Genius to HBO with ‘Lovecraft Country’
How Tracy K. Smith Uses Poetry to Confront Racial Injustice
Watch: authors @JackieWoodson @deray @angiecthomas @kwamealexander @JasonReynolds83 discuss social justice, positive representation, and resistance in YA literature.
Kerry James Marshall on Painting, Politics and P Diddy’s Record-breaking Purchase of His Work
James Baldwin, Robert Penn Warren, and the Politics of Southern Multiculturalism
This Artist Created A Moving Series Depicting The Abuse Of Black Bodies By Photographing Black Women In Ball Gowns
Beauty through pain by Alexa Lisitza
Hidden Figures: The Importance of Remembering Black Classicists
A new exhibition celebrates the role of African-Americans in the study of Classics, important figures who often been ignored by many historians by Erica Eisen
Museum Leadership in a Time of Crisis by Kaywin Feldman
Keeping the Faith by Melvin Rogers
‘Mudbound’ Has More To Say About Whiteness In America Than Any Other Trump-Era Movie
A person doesn’t have to be hateful in order to be racist by Zeba Blay
Black Muse 4 U: Liminality, Self-Determination, and Racial Uplift in the Music of Prince by James Gordon Williams
Poster Power: The Dramatic Impact of Political Art
50 Years of Police Brutality Protest Posters
Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises
In this powerful and wide-ranging collection of essays, Rebecca Solnit turns her attention to the war at home. This is a war, she says, “with so many casualties that we should call it by its true name, this war with so many dead by police, by violent ex-husbands and partners and lovers, by people pursuing power and profit at the point of a gun or just shooting first and figuring out who they hit later.” To get to the root of these American crises, she contends that “to acknowledge this state of war is to admit the need for peace,” countering the despair of our age with a dose of solidarity, creativity, and hope.
Peter Williams’s Everyday American Hell
Williams has a deeply personal awareness of the irreparable harm done to black bodies by John Yau
Spoken Word: Amanda Gorman
Black Lives Matter (WHEN?) by Music Video Artist: Mr. PopALot
Angela Hennessy’s Solo Show Offers Up Hair As Eulogy
Angela Hennessy is an Associate Professor at CCA and lectures and leads workshops on the decolonization of death and grief.
Museum Facilitates Conversations About Racial Stereotypes
Using Photography to Tell Stories About Race by Maurice Berger
Unraveling the Complicated Confederate Legacy, One Strand at a Time
Sonya Clark’s performance Unraveling comes at a time when racists feel newly emboldened to display their bigotry by Emily Elizabeth Goodman.
Pope.L’s Conceptual Bottled Water Project Calls Attention to the Crisis in Flint
The famed social practice artist sells bottled water out of a Detroit gallery to highlight the continuing emergency by Sarah Rose Sharp.
Aja Monet: 'If it can't be spoken it ain't worth writing'
Slave Rebellion Reenactment - Dread Scott
Slave Rebellion Reenactment will restage and reinterpret Louisiana’s German Coast Uprising of 1811. This uprising was the largest rebellion of enslaved people in American history.