Art & Books

The ‘Colored Girls Museum’ Celebrates the Experience and Herstory of Colored Girls

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Vashti Dubois is making #herstory with her Colored Girls Museum — located in her home in Germantown, Philadelphia. Curated by activist, artists, neighbors, thought leaders, hair dressers and more — the Colored Girls Museum distinguishes itself by exclusively collecting, preserving, honoring, and decoding artifacts pertaining to...

A Chicago Muralist Under Fire For Plagiarizing a Black Woman’s Artwork

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A Chicago artist is under fire over a recently unveiled mural of Michelle Obama, which shows the former First Lady in the style of an Egyptian queen, in South Shore. The mural is located outside of Bouchet Elementary School — two blocks from the former...

New Children’s Book Teaches Black Boys To Respect Black Girls

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Artist Lawrence Lindell created “From Black Boy With Love,” a children’s book released this past March, to teach black boys to treat black girls with respect. The book contains 24 pages of illustrations of young boys beside uplifting messages of love to black girls. “It’s...

Gabourey Sidibe Opens Up About Weight-Loss Surgery

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Gabourey Sidibe is finally opening up about her weight loss journey, that includes having weight loss surgery last year. “My surgeon said they’d cut my stomach in half. This would limit my hunger and capacity to eat. My brain chemistry would change and I’d want...

#BlackGirlMagic: This Woman Is Raising Money to Open the Bronx’s Only Book Store

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Noëlle Santos is putting in hard work to open up the Bronx’s only book store. And has launched  a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo to open the The Lit. Bar. How did the Bronx end up without a bookstore? It happened after Barnes & Nobles shut down their...

Just In Time For Valentine’s Day, Jill Scott And Hallmark Mahogany Launch New Line Of Greeting Cards

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott and Hallmark’s Mahogany brand today announced the launch of The Jill Scott Collection, collaboratively created line of greeting cards featuring designs, editorial and sounds capturing Jill’s bold, authentic and soulful personality. So exciting! #JillScottMahogany...