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Ibo Landing historical marker erected on St. Simons Island

Longview News-Journal 26 May 2022
Project partners for this historical marker included the Georgia Historical Society, Glynn Academy Ethnology Club, Coastal Georgia Historical Society, and the Saint Simons African American Heritage Coalition ... Many works by prominent African-American authors and artists feature similar stories of water or spiritual flight as symbols of resistance.

Attempted prophesies: Oklama, the people, and culture (STILL A WORLD REVIEW)

B & FT Online 26 May 2022
But the subject matter of today’s article (and last week’s) being an African American artiste, a people in whom we must be deeply invested (and we showed reason why in the article ‘The Scattering, the Gathering—the Diaspora’), and with these people having their histories ...

Three Israeli collectors share artworks and procurement stories

The Jerusalem Post 26 May 2022
The edibles are a tribute to the 1990 work Untitled (Fortune Cookie Corner) by late artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres ... The artist Pinchas Cohen Gan is his cousin ... Cohen is a self-described Mécène, a French term meaning a person who supports artists ... When I ask an Israeli artist (name withheld by request) about patronage she bristles.

Hip Hop Initiative unveiled to highlight, share UCLA scholarship

Daily Bruin 25 May 2022
A new African American Studies initiative will educate the next generation of scholars in celebration of 50 years of hip-hop culture ... Bunche Center for African American Studies introduced a new series of postdoctoral fellowships and lectures through its Hip Hop Initiative, according to UCLA Newsroom ... Bunche Center for African American Studies.

Meet Looty, a New Project That Infiltrates Museums, Makes NFTs From Stolen Objects, and Sells Them to Fund Young African Artists (artnet AG)

Public Technologies 25 May 2022
Meet Looty, a New Project That Infiltrates Museums, Makes NFTs From Stolen Objects, and Sells Them to Fund Young African Artists ... Chidi Nwaubani has come up with the virtual restitution project Looty, which produces NFTs of looted objects in major institutions and sells them, with 20 percent of the proceeds going to grants for young African artists.

Giving Africa a creative voice in the digital era

Business Ghana 25 May 2022
African authenticity ... These include people like Kenyan comedienne Elsa Majimbo, Ghanaian internet personality Wode Maya, Ghanaian visual artist Prince Gyasi, Kenyan journalist Brian Otieno, South African illustrator and artist Slaying Goliath, SA comic Donovan Goliath and others ... The group reaches a total of 50 African countries.

Yolo County to hold Juneteenth celebration

The Daily Democrat 25 May 2022
The Road to Freedom Day” and will honor Black artists and artisans, performers, elders, and musicians. Juneteenth is an annual holiday in the U.S., having been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s ... Children and teens 18 and under of any cultural background are invited to create an art piece exploring the Black/African diaspora.

Auburn museum opening exhibit on Tubman's spirituality

Auburnpub dot com 25 May 2022
A Syracuse artist's examination of the faith of Harriet Tubman will be featured in a new exhibit at the Cayuga Museum of History & Art ... Johnson is a griot, a West African historian and storyteller, as well as a playwright, actor, fiber artist, museum consultant and teaching artist.

20 Current Visual Art Exhibitions You Shouldn’t Miss In Louisville (May 2022 Edition)

LEO Weekly 25 May 2022
A gallery roundup of art shows to see in Louisville this month. Note ... Through December ... 700 W ... Features more than 20 local, national and international artists inspired by Black life. Kentucky Center for African American Heritage ... 7 ... First survey of quilt-based works, inspired by African American quilters, produced by the American interdisciplinary artist.

Grand Rapids student’s mural to be featured at 56 McDonald’s locations

Michigan Live 25 May 2022
The contest winner was announced Wednesday at a Grand Rapids McDonald’s location ...People of color, my community, I wanted to pour that into my work because I am a proud African American and I just wanted to get people to know that and acknowledge,” King said. Renowned Detroit mural artist, Desiree Kelly, was there to congratulate King ... ....

To use rather than collect, the second coming of NFTs

Taipei Times 25 May 2022
AFP, NEW YORK ... View of a looted artwork from Nigeria that now resides in a British museum, has been turned into a non-fungible token (NFT), with the project’s aim to give part of its sale proceeds to fund young African artists, in this handout image obtained on Monday ... Beyond the art world, “they don’t have a lot of functionality ... .

5 Best Cryptocurrency to Buy for Long-Term Returns May 2022 week 4

Inside Bitcoins 25 May 2022
... Africa-focused Ariob Incubator program, in collaboration with @iceaddis, a pan-African business incubator, and accelerator hub🌍 https.// ... Harriman intends to purchase works by emerging African and Asian artists underrepresented in the NFT community.

Artists Flock to Dakar for Biennale

Beijing News 24 May 2022
Dakar, Senegal - One of the most prominent events in the world of contemporary African art is kicking off in the Senegalese capital after a four-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic ... About 100 spectators gathered on Dakar's ocean walkway as dancers outfitted in traditional West African costumes gyrated to the sound of djembes.

Leading African Institution - The Africa Centre – gets a £5.6 Million Facelift

Business Ghana 24 May 2022
Spread over four floors, phase one of its redevelopment will see an African restaurant and lounge bar on the ground and first floors and spaces for exhibitions, debates and events on the second ... It has been a safe place and key platform for African activists, intellectuals and artists to discuss and drive the African narrative.

'Looty' project launches digital art heists to reclaim African artifacts

Reuters 24 May 2022
LAGOS, May 24 (Reuters) - A Nigerian man has launched a project called "Looty" to reclaim African artifacts stolen by European colonisers by creating 3-D images of them, selling them as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and using the proceeds to fund young African artists.

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