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Posts By Derrick Hemphill

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Art and Rest as Resistance: Black Women Are Knocking the Hustle for Real
4 weeks ago

Art and Rest as Resistance: Black Women Are Knocking the Hustle for Real

At the intersection of art and activism, two remarkable women have emerged as champions of tranquility and repose for Black women. With her evocative and thought-provoking paintings, Danielle Mckinney and …
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Calvin Royal III: The Nutcracker’s Wonderfully Sensational Prince
5 months ago

Calvin Royal III: The Nutcracker’s Wonderfully Sensational Prince

Calvin as The Prince in ABT’s The Nutcracker. Photo- Quinn Wharton

The American Ballet Theatre (ABT) is gearing up for a magical performance of The Nutcracker this holiday season, …
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Langston Hughes’ Timeless Resonance on Showtime
6 months ago

Langston Hughes’ Timeless Resonance on Showtime

Fellow Travelers, a Showtime© series exploring the challenges queer individuals faced during McCarthyism, featured a pivotal scene. Journalist Marcus Hooks, portrayed by Jelani Aladdin, encounters the drag performer Frankie (Noah …
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Artist Charles White’s Triumph with Portier and Belafonte
6 months ago

Artist Charles White’s Triumph with Portier and Belafonte

Regarding art, certain creators emerge as enduring wellsprings of inspiration, and Charles White unquestionably finds his place among this illustrious pantheon. Born in 1918, White overcame formidable adversity and discrimination …
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The Holiday Tapestry of Charles Collins Jr.’s Art
6 months ago

The Holiday Tapestry of Charles Collins Jr.’s Art

By  •  Art

As we approach the holiday season, we are filled with joy, love, and timeless traditions. It’s a time to cherish moments with family and friends, sharing stories and heartfelt connections. …
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