by Alisa Gumbs (Image: Alexis Franklin, courtesy of O magazine) Oprah Winfrey is honoring the life of Breonna Taylor by putting her on the cover of the September issue of O, The Oprah Magazine—marking the first time in 20 years that Winfrey won’t grace the cover.
“We can’t be silent. We have to use whatever megaphone we have to cry for justice. And that is why Breonna Taylor is on the cover of O magazine,” Winfrey writes in her What I Know for Sure column. “I cry for justice
PRESS RELEASE: BLACK LIVES MATTER / BLACK ARTISTS MATTER / BLACK GALLERIES MATTER!!! After four months of quarantine, we are pleased to reopen our doors with a group exhibition which will last the entire month of August. We are extremely grateful for your support during this period of Coronavirus pandemic. As you know there are less than 1% of Black Owned Black Galleries in NYC and our very existence is an act of resistance. Coincidentally, it's also our first year anniversa
Written By Italiana Anderson, Mississippi Clarion Ledger 'When I saw how much Jackson had expanded since I graduated from Jackson State, I thought, 'Wow it's changed and it's inspiring me. I want to own a business here.'' Opening a restaurant during a pandemic can seem impossible. After placing orders for a cold pressed juice machine and the perfect furniture for the sitting area, Kenya MomPremier had no idea it would take two months for delivery due to coronavirus. Even tho
By Allyssia Alleyne, CNN, Photo Credit: Courtesy Jackie Nickerson Dior partners with Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo for a stunning new collection
As creative director for Dior Men, Kim Jones has shown a flare for art world collaborations, teaming up with the likes of Raymond Pettibon, KAWS, Hajime Sorayama and Daniel Arsham to enrich his streetwear-meets-Savile Row collections and shows. The new wave of fine jewelers bringing African luxury to the world
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Sherrexcia 'Rexy' Rolle may be the daughter of the owners of Western Air Limited, one of the most successful Black-owned airlines in the world, but she did not want to just watch it grow. At an early age, she wanted to be involved so she started out helping out with baggage claim. But now she is the company's Vice President of Operations and General Counsel. Since she was 12-years old, Rexy has worked together with her father Captain Rex Rolle, a professional pilot and flight
THE SHARED HISTORIES BETWEEN THE CARIBBEAN AND THE UNITED STATES INFORM THIS MOMENT OF SHARED STRUGGLE AND SOLIDARITY AGAINST WHITE SUPREMACY AND VIOLENT POLICE FORCES. The social unrest in the United States sparked by the horrific death of George Floyd at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer has also set off protests around the world, including multiple islands across the Caribbean. While some have questioned why Caribbean nationals should concern themselves with
With an eye on the United States, children of immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean are bringing race into the public discourse, in a perceived challenge to France’s universalism. “When I consider both countries, I’m not saying that one country is better than the other,” said Maboula Soumahoro, who has lived in both France and the United States. “For me, they’re two racist societies that manage racism in their own way.”Credit...Andrea Mantovani for The New York Times Lire
Santia Deck, founder of TRONUS, has become the first female athlete to own a sneaker company. She also made history earlier this year when she signed a multi-million dollar deal to play in the forthcoming Women’s Football League Association (WFLA).
That first-ever contract of its size for a woman playing American-style football helped solidify her unique personal brand – part athletic powerhouse, part social media stunner, all confidence. Her “Queen of Abs” moniker has becom
Founded by artist Latosha Stone in 2013, the skateboarding lifestyle brand Proper Gnar is experiencing a precipitous rise in popularity and product orders following its recent feature on performing artist Beyoncé Knowles’ Black Parade Directory of Black Owned Businesses. Posted on Juneteenth 2020, the list of small businesses features entrepreneurs who use their Black excellence as a form of protest and activism. Additionally, Stone’s skateboards were recently featured on HBO
By Shannon Lee Portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat paints in St. Moritz, Switzerland, 1983. Photo by Lee Jaffe. Image via Getty Images.
In the past few years, there’s been a discernible, record-breaking trend developing around Jean Michel-Basquiat’s depictions of heads. In 2017, his canvas Untitled (1982) sold for an astounding $110.4 million at a Sotheby’s evening sale. At the time, it was the sixth-biggest sale ever made at auction and catapulted Basquiat into art-world immor