45 African American Artists create ‘Maleness to Manhood'; Open at South Side Community Art Center

[dropcap]Powerful. [/dropcap] The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) will host the Maleness to Manhood:  Reclamation of the Young Black Man exhibit beginning September 6th.  The exhibit features 45 noted male artists of color who are using the exhibit as a visual response to the ongoing violence and multi-layered crisis facing young Black men in Read More …

Artists on the Rise and Move, Literally!

Known as one of the most popular art meccas in the country, Chicago has long been the home to a thriving and growing arts and music scene. But for those looking to branch beyond the Windy City to grow their business, the cost of travel and lodging can be prohibitive. That’s where the Artists in Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance … We Are Art!

  God’s creations; so we are art in human form. We have talents to offer the world. Skills that can build and drive business. Strengths that can bear children and raise them.  Chances to to make choices. Right Wrongs. We are given life; a privilege, yet too many are taken advantage of this gift. Too Read More …

10 Black Child Geniuses You Should Know! Pt.2

If you only watched the evening news or depended on pop culture to paint a picture of young blacks, you would probably think that the majority of black youngsters were only ambitious about sports and music, or caught up in crime and debauchery. However, the face of black success isn’t limited to the fields that Read More …

10 Black Child Geniuses You Should Know! Pt. 1

If you only watched the evening news or depended on pop culture to paint a picture of young blacks, you would probably think that the majority of black youngsters were only ambitious about sports and music, or caught up in crime and debauchery. However, the face of black success isn’t limited to the fields that Read More …

Antique African Art At The International Fair

By Nicole Rhoden The upcoming 16th Annual International Art & Antiques Fair at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart from April 26-29 features exhibitors from around the world, showcasing art, antiques and jewelry from B.C. to the 20th Century. Taking a place of prominence at the Fair along side works by artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali Read More …

Art Activism with Jewelry Designer Oneka Ijeoma

“Success is a progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” – Earl Nightingale Nigerian jewelry designer, Oneka Ijeoma, owner and CEO of King Onye Label located at 707 W. Armitage, is an artist entrepreneur with a heart for activism. With her campaign, Speak Progress, the political science and sociology graduate combined her skill of Read More …

It’s STILL Better In The Bahamas!

By Farrah Turenne As the Bahamas approaches the 40th anniversary of its independence, a massive campaign is underway to celebrate the historic event and make sure that the islands continue to remain the number one Caribbean destination for the African-American consumer market for years to come. The Bahamas became a sovereign nation on July 10, Read More …