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    Toward a Taxonomy of Art

    by Jeremy Johnson Black Art Artem africanus Habitat: homes, yards, streets, radios, hearts and minds, The Ether, sometimes galleries, sometimes museums Lifestyle: unknown Lifespan: 100-1000 years, 50 year ...

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    The Poetics of Black Imagination

    by Dr. Andrea Roberts I revisited this poem, written five springs ago. I composed it after having presented a paper to a noted African Diaspora scholar, who initially ...

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    Do or Die

    by Dr. Michon Benson-Marsh   Michon Benson-Marsh is an Assistant Professor. She is a graduate of Jack Yates High School and long-time resident of Houston’s Third Ward community. ...

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    The Paradox of Politics and Art

    by Theresa Escobedo   Theresa Escobedo is a multi-disciplinary creative, curator, and artist living and working in Houston, Texas. Standout curatorial projects include Angelbert Metoyer: Seasons of Heaven, Collective Solid, and PROOF as ...

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    This Is A Letter From Me To You. The Time Is Right Now, And The Place is Here.

    by Laura Wellen Laura A. L. Wellen is a writer and independent curator based in Guatemala City and Houston. She is the co-founder of the apartment gallery and ...

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    FOR THE CULTURE

    by Josie Pickens   I am still processing all the beauty and boldness presented in Marvel’s Black Panther—a film directed and co-written by Oakland, California native Ryan Coogler—that ...

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    A Word on Art and Politics

    by Nathaniel Donnett   I’ve  wondered, how can you have community without politics to sustain it, defend it, or push for solutions to adequately address its needs? I ...

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    Heat Advisory Alert. It’s Hot!!! Helpful Links for the City of Houston and the Extreme Heat

    ALERT HOUSTON Heat Advisory for Houston Monday Afternoon.  Residents Seeking Relief May Access City of Houston Cooling Centers   Weather Information The National Weather Service has extended a ...

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    The Fabulous Gay Bars of Telephone Road

    by John Plueker   The elephant ears by my front porch droop in the afternoon sun. Dad, you raised me on the story of your father building a ...

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    Accepting the Evidence

    by Jean Sebastien   My neighbor stops me in the street to chat. “Don’t tell me what it is, I can see,” he says. We’re talking about the ...

    On June 12, 2018 / By
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    Grannie

    by Lindsay Gary   5 p.m. Grannie making her way outside. Don’t slam that screen door. Her and grandpa sitting on the porch, telling stories and shooting the ...

    On June 12, 2018 / By
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    Speculations on Speculation

    by Ciarán Finlayson and Jane Foreman   I In its attempts at dematerialization, conceptual art looked for strategies to exit the market and escape the commodity form. It ...

    On June 12, 2018 / By

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