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Racial Politics

Black Lives Matter Arts+Culture has been launched in a bid to promote African American artists ‘changing the world’

James Holden, Solstice/I Have Put Out the Light, 2002. Courtesy: Silver Planet

The artist reflects on the sounds that have shaped their thinking

By Evan Ifekoya

A PR agency darkened white students’s skin and digitally inserted black students into a class trip photo

Why the sportswear corporation built a brand philosophy premised on personal transcendence and social justice

By Alan Bradshaw

How will the Black Panther writer, known for his landmark critical assessments of race, take on the quintessential symbol of Americana?

By Julian Chambliss

On the eve of a major show at the National Portrait Gallery, considering the legacy of MJ in light of ‘Apeshit’ and fraught debates on Blackness

By Sonya Dyer

At BALTIC, Gateshead, the Turner prize-winner uses East African fabrics and the words of renowned black writers to question ideas of belonging

By Kadish Morris

A surprising show of silhouettes at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. sheds light on obscure chapters of US history 

By Evan Moffitt

Toyin Ojih Odutola’s portraits of a fictional aristocratic Nigerian family push toward an expanded definition of the ‘black experience’

By Chase Quinn

Inspired by Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial, it’s the first of its kind in the country

Public debate around Confederate insignia has little to do with historical fact, and everything to do with collective memory

By Julian Chambliss

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

By Jonathan Griffin