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Black Experience

Black Experience

I've Got Your Back still
By Eva Louise

With imagery and words that lilt and lash, an indigenous poet stands with the black community against bigoted forces.

Abuses Amended art
By Jessica Edwards

Indignities and exploitation are righted with sharp words and a blunt defense.

America is Weeping art
By Diana Franco

Barbarism is given free rein in a gun-happy nation.

Yellawoman poetry art
By Jessica Gallion

On the margins and in darkness, the survivor takes adversity as a necessity for growth.

Implications film art
By Khalil Anthony

After Baldwin, in a voice that shakes and sounds a freedom knell.

Zer0: Emancipation, Original story art by Jessica Deaver detail
By Jessica Deaver

Deceptively spare expression reveals a darkly poetic heart in this unexpected turn of events from Jessica Deaver’s ongoing saga.

Endless Shards of Jazz For a Brutal World still
By LeRoy Kangalee

With an atrocity ancient and a wound permanent.

See My Dreams Come True poster art
By Vernon Jordan III

A lyrical lament that gently reaches for the sublime.

Zer0: Emancipation, Original story art by Jessica Deaver
By Jessica Deaver

The story continues into unexpected, internal realms.

Nahum N. Welang art
By Nahum Welang

Though the continental context may change, the fixation on stereotypes, archetypes, and harmful assumptions persist.

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