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Meet the 18-Year-Old Artist That’s Painting Black Women as Fairies

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Artist Sumaiyah Jones via IG By Winnie Gaturu When you think about fairies, names like The Fairy Godmother or Tinkerbell instantly come to mind. They are part of most children’s childhood and are often associated with magic, femininity and beauty. Perhaps the most outstanding thing about most fairies is the fact that they are white. This has been the case…

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And the Winners of the Miles Regis Collection Painted T-Shirt Giveaway Are…

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Miles Regis Collection Hey Ladies, It’s Tuesday win day! Last week we asked you to comment on all articles on the site for a chance to win a Miles Regis Collection painted t-shirt and you were engagement rockstars! Thanks to everyone who entered, we appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts, and now we have 3 lucky winners!…

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Women Are Using Their Bodies as Canvases to Reclaim Self and Protest Social Injustice

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The Awakenings Project by Marissa Southards By Sharee Silerio When Marissa Southards picked up a camera three years ago, she was simply trying something new. One day, her husband Brian, a pencil artist, brought a professional-level camera home so he could work in a different medium. Active in St. Louis protests and the Black Lives Matter movement, she took the…

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7 African-American Visual Artists To Watch

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Artist Miles Regis By Nikki Igbo “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” French impressionist artist Edgar Degas once made this statement and it could not be truer when considering the contributions of visual artists throughout history. Visual artists, through their work, clarify, expose, underscore and inform in ways that transcend age, ethnicity, language and…

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How Dianne Smith Turned A Domestic Violence Incident Into Art

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Artist Dianne Smith   Domestic Violence Month  “He pushed me on the bed, pinned me down, and started punching me in the face,” recalls Harlem-based artist Dianne Smith, the night her 6’6, 270 lb. boyfriend assaulted her. It was the first time anything like that had ever happened, and when she asked him to go, he refused. She considered calling the police,…

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