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

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

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Dubai unveils creative economic strategy to double the opportunities in the creative sector

To be on the global map of creativity and boost the economy, the UAE has been taking essential steps to encourage creative talents in the region. With Dubai always been encouraging towards art and culture, a new strategic programme to double the number of creative companies specialising in content, design and culture has been launched.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the launch of ‘Dubai is the capital of the creative economy’ on Saturday, wherein the number of creative companies will be doubled from 8,000 to

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The creative space in downtown Seattle that celebrates art, music, and culture

Martyr Sauce in the heart of the historic arts district of Pioneer Square.

SEATTLE — Founded in 2012 by artist and curator Tariqa Waters, Martyr Sauce is an underground art gallery and cultural institution. This gallery is popular for creating projects base on pop culture with a big message.

“I take things that often marginalize me as a black woman and I reshape those things. The point is to not qualify my art as Black art, it’s American art,” said Waters.

She crosses boundaries between pop culture art forms and projects which feature visual art highlighting issues of equity.

Martyr

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