After countless, senseless murders at the hands of police officers and other racist individuals, the Black community has rallied together to fight police brutality and speak out against systemic racism. A young black man from Jacksonville, Florida delivered his message through song.
Step through the bright red doors ahead of you and take a deep breath. Do you smell the old leather from the antique steamer trunks? Are you transfixed by the gramophone player-turned-lights that dangle from the ceiling? And of course, you can’t miss the hundreds of vintage-styled hats that line the walls.
Art can come on many different canvases. For Jimmy Nguyen, though, his preferred canvas is one of the body’s smallest appendages -- fingernails. This nail tech, who is based out of Phoenix, AZ, takes a simple day at the spa and turns it into an unforgettable experience.
Growing up in the wide-open spaces of Denver, Colorado can be an isolating experience. For a young Black girl, though, the silence can be even more stifling. Courtney Brooks, an artist, and the first curator-in-residence for the Atlanta Beltline, as well as the first Black woman public art curator in Atlanta---took inspiration from her surroundings, like her parents’ love for Black culture magazines like Ebony and Jet and soul vinyls. Now, she is eager to share her story -- and the story of other black women -- through her three-part art exhibit Journey of A Black Girl.