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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. Frank is Professor of African American Studies and Drama at UC-Irvine. I came to engage with Afro-Pessimism by way… 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

Exhibition at the African American Library at the Gregory School

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Exhibition- Organized Love: Ideas of Non Violence Saturday, October 4, 2014-Saturday, February 21, 2015/ 2pm-3:30pm Join us for the opening of our new featured exhibit and a special reading by Mr. Thomas Meloncon.… Continue reading

Robert Hodge’s Build and Destroy exhibition at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

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(The Great Electric Show and Dance-2013, Mixed media on reclaimed paper) Robert Hodge’s Build and Destroy exhibitions opens on Friday Oct 3, 2014 – January 4, 2014 – 6:30 pm (from the Contemporary… Continue reading

Nothing To See Hear at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

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Nothing To See Hear Exhibition By Yatta Zoker Photo credit: Rick Wells Right Here, Right Now: Houston, currently showing at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, features first-time solo exhibitions of Debra Barrera, Nathaniel… Continue reading

Kinsey Collection Programming: Wells Fargo Brings What You Didn’t Learn in High School History

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                           Media Contacts Helen Bow                                                       Jasmine Jones Helen.Bow@wellsfargo.com                         jjones@hmaac.org (713) 319-1752                                             (713) 526-1015 Wells Fargo Brings What You Didn’t Learn in High School History Lecture Series to Houston Lecture series explores the… Continue reading

Standing Next To A Mountain

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Standing Next To A Racial Mountain Well, I stand up next to a mountain And I chop it down with the edge of my hand (Hendrix Voodoo Child) by Indie 000    In… Continue reading

play for the day: sympatico

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Me: Hey- be sympathetic. You: Deep down inside? Me: Yes. You: I want you. Me: Clap for me- You: Say, say…. Me: Clap, clap for me. You: (Claps) You’re full of rumors. You… Continue reading