Are We in the Middle of a Black Art Renaissance?

There has been a virtual saints and soul revival processional in the canon of Black arts globally since 2014—Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee and Walter Dean Myers, and before that Chinua Achebe. Our griots—the repository of our culture(s) and original technologies—are moving to the other side of our cosmic reality where creativity and audacity […]


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