OPINION: Creator and actress Erika Alexander may have the answer to saving Black art with the afro-futuristic comic ‘Concrete Park.’
In America, Black people are always getting robbed. First, we were stolen from various nations in Africa (yes, POWs traded away count as theft), then our labor was stolen for over 400 years, then our human rights under Jim Crow for another 150 years. When plundering our bodies and labor wasn’t enough, stealing Black art, music and culture became the norm over the last 70 years.
From Elvis Presley re-packaging Black rock & roll in the 60s to New Kids