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[Event] Philadelphia’s BlackStar Film Festival: Illuminating the global Black experience 2 – 5 August

27th July 2012 |

 

This looks like it’ll be a really cool event. The first of its kind to take place in Philadelphia, the BlackStar Film Festival which takes place next month for three days will feature such … Read More

[News] Artist Jason de Caires Taylor clarifies intention of Underwater sculptures in Grenada originally thought to be a tribute to slavery

20th July 2012 | | 3 Comments

We posted images of the underwater sculptures in Grenada by Jason de Caires Taylor. The pictures of the beautiful scenes of what was originally thought to be a tribute to fallen African slaves have been … Read More

[Art & Design] Robin Clare’s ‘Jamaica Project’ explores Jamaican dancehall and party culture

11th July 2012 |

These prints remind me of the Dancehall animation Sarah Doyle created a couple of years ago. Speaking about the project, Australian artist Clare says:

 

“Jamaica Project explores the way in which modern Jamaica expresses itself through its dancehall and party culture. … Read More

[Interview] Inspired By: Anthony C George – Designer of Grenada’s National Flag

4th June 2012 | | 3 Comments

 

I first met Mr George at a screening of Fire in Babylon that I helped to organise that took place at the Grenadian High Commission – after  being introduced I managed to hide my excitement at … Read More

[Video Teaser] In(HER)view: a conversation with Black women by Charla Harlow

25th April 2012 |

We actually featured Charla on the site a couple of years ago due to her work with What The Fresh so it’s great to see something new from her new venture Harlow Project. The site was created … Read More

[Iamthenublack] Dynamic Africa – highlighting the diversity of the African continent

16th April 2012 |

 

Introduce yourself

I’m a 20-something year old student based in Cape Town, originally from Lagos, Nigeria, pursuing a Master’s degree in Media Studies. In my spare time, I aggregate a blog on tumblr called Dynamic Africa … Read More

[Image of the Day] Pastoral Interlude by Ingrid Pollard: Exploring the Black experience of the English countryside

12th April 2012 |

Ingrid Pollard’s ‘Pastoral Interlude’ explores the experience of Black people living in the English countryside. Steeped in the heritage of Wordsworth and the Romantic poets, her photographs explore the beauty of the English landscape and coastline, alongside the memories hidden within … Read More

[Event] The Barbican to host first Black2Black Festival outside of Brazil as part of the London 2012 Festival

6th April 2012 | | One Comment

(photo from last year’s festival by Ascom Riotur)

 

“We at the Barbican are thrilled to co-produce the first Back2Black festival outside Brazil here in London in the Olympic year. The festival theme of celebrating the strong African … Read More

[Image of the Day] Grenada’s Underwater sculptures: A tribute to fallen African slaves

5th April 2012 |

Located in Grenada’s Moilinere Bay, Jason de Caires Taylor’s underwater sculptures are a momument created to pay homage to the hundreds of slaves that sought freedom or were forced to jump overboard slave ships travelling through the Middle Passage from … Read More