April 14, 2014 / 1:11AM 1,384 notes

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archfandroid:

Janelle Monáe and Kimbra

holy shit, get dat FUNK!!

This was absolutely amazing.  Clearly a collaborative effort is required.

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April 1, 2014 / 8:30PM 3,554 notes

midniwithmaddy:

Solange, Erykah Badu, and Ledisi cover ESSENCE’s MAY 2014 issue

Three of my baes
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April 1, 2014 / 4:09PM 13 notes

This is the place to BE! If I wasn’t going to be someplace else :-/

dc-via-chicago:


Carrie Mae Weems LIVE: Past Tense/Future Perfectat the Guggenheim Museum
Artist Hosts Three Days of Art, Activism, Music, Literature, and Performance on April 25–27 in Celebration of Her Current Retrospective
Download a PDF of this news release.
(NEW YORK, NY – March 26, 2014) – The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Carrie Mae Weems LIVE: Past Tense/Future Perfect, a weekend of public programs that includes interviews, music, panels, spoken word, videos, and other performances. Weems, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, assembles an all-star cast of activists, artists, musicians, writers, and other internationally renowned guests in a series of museum sessions on the occasion of the current retrospective Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, on view at the Guggenheim through May 14. Co-hosted by Weems and Carl Hancock Rux, a poet, playwright, and recording artist, this multidisciplinary performance-salon focuses on contemporary cultural production by people of color in the areas of architecture, dance, film, literature, music, theater, and visual art, and the discourses around this production. Poets Elizabeth Alexander and Aja Monet will punctuate the proceedings with poetry and manifesto readings. Program details, ticketing information, and access to the livestream are available on guggenheim.org/weemslive.

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This is the place to BE! If I wasn’t going to be someplace else :-/

dc-via-chicago:

Carrie Mae Weems LIVE: Past Tense/Future Perfect
at the Guggenheim Museum


Artist Hosts Three Days of Art, Activism, Music, Literature, and Performance on April 25–27 in Celebration of Her Current Retrospective


Download a PDF of this news release.

(NEW YORK, NY – March 26, 2014) – The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Carrie Mae Weems LIVE: Past Tense/Future Perfect, a weekend of public programs that includes interviews, music, panels, spoken word, videos, and other performances. Weems, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, assembles an all-star cast of activists, artists, musicians, writers, and other internationally renowned guests in a series of museum sessions on the occasion of the current retrospective Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, on view at the Guggenheim through May 14. Co-hosted by Weems and Carl Hancock Rux, a poet, playwright, and recording artist, this multidisciplinary performance-salon focuses on contemporary cultural production by people of color in the areas of architecture, dance, film, literature, music, theater, and visual art, and the discourses around this production. Poets Elizabeth Alexander and Aja Monet will punctuate the proceedings with poetry and manifesto readings. Program details, ticketing information, and access to the livestream are available on guggenheim.org/weemslive.

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March 28, 2014 / 12:38PM

This may be the thing that makes me finally break down and upgrade my phone. I should have been able to capture a much better pic of Nas. This was a good discussion between him and Michael Eric Dyson as part of #onemicdc Hope you got tix for the shows this weekend!

This may be the thing that makes me finally break down and upgrade my phone. I should have been able to capture a much better pic of Nas. This was a good discussion between him and Michael Eric Dyson as part of #onemicdc Hope you got tix for the shows this weekend!

onemicdc

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March 27, 2014 / 3:37PM 1 note

Remembering a time when I used to hide under the covers with the flashlight far into the night. Now I’m asleep before I can pull the covers up good. #TBT

Remembering a time when I used to hide under the covers with the flashlight far into the night. Now I’m asleep before I can pull the covers up good. #TBT

tbt

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March 27, 2014 / 1:54PM 195 notes

Great breakdown of social media platforms and user behavior. Everythang ain’t for everybody or campaign. Choose wisely!

socialmediadesk:

Hi, I’m Lauren, the Social Media Desk’s intern. I’ve learned quite a bit in my brief stay here. So Wright and Mel encouraged me to share some of my experiences with you.

Much of my time is devoted to curating posts for the main NPR Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Twitter accounts. (I have…

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March 26, 2014 / 4:14PM

(Source: Spotify)

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March 25, 2014 / 2:24PM

Fitting that I would spend Arts Advocacy Day supporting the Black Creative community in this epic event at the Kennedy Center. This is SO important that we come out and show that we support OUR creative community having events at venues like this.
If you can make it, please do! If not, spread the word! 
This is part of a series of events for the One Mic Fest. 

Fitting that I would spend Arts Advocacy Day supporting the Black Creative community in this epic event at the Kennedy Center. This is SO important that we come out and show that we support OUR creative community having events at venues like this.

If you can make it, please do! If not, spread the word! 

This is part of a series of events for the One Mic Fest

onemicdchip hop in the pocketaad14

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March 25, 2014 / 2:19PM 4 notes

I sure am. It is an integral part of who I am today. 
As I sit in my office, my heart is on the Hill with other arts advocates fighting for support for the arts and arts education. I know what it has done for me. I want that for all children…and adults!
If you can’t be in DC for Art Advocacy Day 2014, please take two minutes to send a customizable message to Congress and tell them to fund the arts.

I sure am. It is an integral part of who I am today

As I sit in my office, my heart is on the Hill with other arts advocates fighting for support for the arts and arts education. I know what it has done for me. I want that for all children…and adults!

If you can’t be in DC for Art Advocacy Day 2014, please take two minutes to send a customizable message to Congress and tell them to fund the arts.

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March 23, 2014 / 9:02PM 119 notes

artblackafrica:

Francis Mampuya
1. Sans titre, 2012, 90 x 90 cm
2. Le propagandiste, 2012, technique mixte sur toile, 50 x 50 cm.

Francis Mampuya was born in 1967 in Kinshasa, DRC. He studied Fine Art and with two friends, he founded the group “libristes.” His artistic style features semi-figurative and abstract faces. The faces have no mouth because the people’s voice is silenced or inaudible, the figures are blurred because everything is uncertain. 

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