Tagged: Black

Yahoo is helping Black artists enter the NFT digital art world

NFTs are a game-changing digital art. (Getty Images)

NFTs are a game-changer for the art world. (Getty Images)

Words by Lauren Dei

Art has been a storytelling platform since the beginning of time. Creatively, the possibilities are endless – commercially, however, the closed network within which fine art is traditionally produced, rated and purchased caps just how far those outside the network can progress within it.

Until now. In a time where the concept of ownership is becoming less about bricks and mortar and more about narrative, a compelling story can be told through art, sold at a sky-high fee, and leave the seller free from the confines

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Artists petition for Black Arts and Culture District in Encanto

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A nondescript stretch of Imperial avenue in San Diego’s and Canto neighborhood could host a black arts district to support culture and community in the area. The hope is that the formal establishment of the city’s first black arts and culture district could bring resources and revitalization to a long ignored neighborhood. San Diego journalists, Andrea Lopez via Fanya joins us now with more. Andrea. Welcome. Hi, how’s

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It going?

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Good. Good. Thanks. So can you start off by setting the stage for us here?

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San Diego group wants to create a Black arts district, to share and preserve culture

On a recent morning, artist Kim Phillips-Pea led two women on a walking tour of a gray city block in Encanto that a couple of decades ago was a hub for Black arts, culture and community.

Today, the area is dominated by a trolley line, a handful of businesses, some homes and apartments and some abandoned buildings.

But it is slowly coming back to life with public artwork by local artists, Phillips-Pea said.

The women stopped to marvel at murals of Malcom X, Elbert Howard, Nipsey Hussle and Dolores Huerta, all on a building behind a barber

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Gantt Center exhibit in Charlotte, NC highlights Black art

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“Visual Vanguard: An Exhibition of Contemporary Black Carolina Artists” is on view at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture through Jan. 17, 2022.

Charlotte artist Carla Aaron-Lopez, one of 25 artists invited to be part of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture’s first biennial, would rather talk about other artists than her own work.

When asked to name a couple of artists she admires, the CMS Whitewater Middle School art teacher got excited: “It’s a definite yes for Jermaine Powell.

“He is communicating a message of how he

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