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Racial Politics

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

The artist reflects on the sounds that have shaped their thinking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles