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Japanese American Activists Support Black Reparations To Heal Wounds Past And Present

Asian Americans Out Loud is a project highlighting Asian Americans who are leading the way forward in art and activism. You can read more by visiting our APAHM 2021 homepage.

Masuo, my great-grandfather, died before he could get a reparation check.

Two armed FBI agents arrived on his doorstep on Dec. 12, 1941, and detained him without charges. He was shuttled from one Department of Justice detention center to another for the entirety of World War II and wasn’t released until January 1946. Those few years of trauma guaranteed he would

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Art Institute names Denise Gardner new board chair, believed to be first Black woman chair at major art museum

The Art Institute of Chicago on Tuesday elected Chicago philanthropist and art collector Denise Gardner as its next board chair, beginning in November.

A 15-year trustee of the museum, Gardner will be the first African-American and first woman leader of the governing body for the museum and the School of the Art Institute. It is believed that she will be the first Black woman to head the board of a major U.S. art museum, although such demographics are hard to come by.

“I knew I was the first at the Art Institute. I didn’t know I was the first in

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20 Pieces of Black Hair Art 2021 | The Strategist

Photo: Jordan Moss

While Black hair is art, Black hair has also inspired all sorts of other works of art, from barbershop paintings to giant barrette sculptures to gorgeous coffee-table books. To uncover the best of the best out there, we reached out to the coolest artists, curators, and store owners we know to learn about some of their favorite pieces of Black hair art. Ahead, 20 prints, books, objects, and museum

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What’s an NFT? Erika Alexander is using it to urge Black creative control : TheGrio

Erika Alexander attends Hulu’s “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” Premiere and Reception at Metrograph on September 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for Hulu)

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

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