Green is the New Black

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What’s My Status: Documenting My Lack of Humanity

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Understanding the similarities between being a single African American female and the United States penal system.

What’s My Status: Documenting My Lack of Humanity

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….becoming aware of how natural hair is used as a socioeconomic indicator for Black women.

The Black Guys Exhibition at Art League Houston

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THE BLACK GUYS ROBERT HODGE AND PHILLIP PYLE THE SECOND ON VIEW: NOVEMBER 14, 2014 – JANUARY 3, 2015                                                                                                                                                       OPENING RECEPTION: NOVEMBER 14, 6 – 9 PM ALH MAIN GALLERY Art League Houston… Continue reading

WHAT’S MY STATUS: DOCUMENTING MY LACK OF HUMANITY

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Believing that Monsanto and Old MacDonald have a blood pact, because how else do you explain- Why don’t onions make you cry anymore?

What’s My Status: Documenting My Lack of Humanity

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These bi-weekly status updates are part of my grand plot to subdue, create envy and remain human. The established norms that exist in social media are currently occupying the space in my practice… Continue reading

black cartography

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Westside Connection: Meeting Frank Wilderson, III

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While in California attending the Ford Foundation Conference in Irvine I met Frank Wilderson, III, a key theorist of Afro-Pessimism. Frank is Professor of African American Studies and Drama at UC-Irvine. I came to… Continue reading

Dear Black Artists

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“Don’t believe the hype.” PE Dear black artists, I write this letter on the occurrence of a review of a mural that my collective, Otabenga Jones & Associates, recently completed. The article disturbed… Continue reading

Rhyme As Response To Glasstire’s Review of Otabenga Jones and Assoc Mural

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A writer Betsy Huete for art website (Glasstire) based in Texas has reviewed and made an observation about an Otabenga Jones & Associates mural that is also a component to a larger project… Continue reading