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Black as Space: Reflecting on the Bay Bridge Shutdown (Cont’)

Photo: Brooke Anderson

Parts 3 and 4 of four ← Parts 1 and 2 III. Black(ness) as Space(Time) Blackness is space. It is the gap between the lines (of prose, of ideas, of physical objects). Extrapolating on the parable of the poor man

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Black as Space: Reflecting on the Bay Bridge Shutdown

Photo: Brooke Anderson

Parts 1 and 2 of four Parts 3 and 4 → I. The Fix Is In In Octavia Butler’s novel Parable of the Sower,1 the key protagonist and founder of Earth Seed was a cross-dressing person who was born with

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Who We Be: Superpanel Follow-up

Who We Be: Superpanel on Art, Protest, and Racial Justice April 4, 2015. From left to right, Jeff Chang, Alicia Garza, Ben Davis, Elizabeth Travelslight, Christian L. Frock, Steven W. Thrasher

Last Saturday’s Who We Be: Superpanel on Art, Protest and Racial Justice was an outstanding event. Big love and huge thanks to our panelists and the 237 or so folks in attendance. I realize now that in addition to super

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Bay Area Society for Art & Activism in The Guardian

One of our panelists for tomorrow’s Who We Be: Superpanel on Art, Protest and Racial Justice, Christian L. Frock, had a wonderful article published in The Guardian today in preparation for our event: “What role does art have in a

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Who We Be: Superpanel on Art, Protest and Racial Justice

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Inspired by Jeff Chang’s recently published Who We Be: The Colorization of America, the “Who We Be: Superpanel on Art, Protest and Racial Justice” brings together five phenomenal panelists to discuss the visual culture of protest and current national movements

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Where We At?: From Ferguson to Fundraising

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The Bay Area Society for Art & Activism is a small but mighty work-in-progress and I hope it retains this contemplative, nimble attitude throughout its development. While giving feels great, asking for money is difficult. As the founder and executive

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From 3.9 to the Last: San Francisco’s African American Creative Legacy Now

Still image from "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" starring Jimmie Fails (right) and Pretice Sanders (left) and directed by Joe Talbot.

Rampant housing speculation, aggressive evictions, and rapid increases in the costs of living reveal continuing economic vulnerabilities among many of San Francisco’s historic cultural communities. This summer’s troubled closing of San Francisco’s Marcus Books, the oldest black-owned, black-themed book store

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HowDoYouSayYaminAfrican? Pulls Out of Whitney Biennial

Ben Davis has been following the story on artnet News. A Wake-up Call for the Whitney Biennial, May 15, 2014 The Story Behind the Yams’ Whitney Biennial Protest, May 29, 2014 The Yams, On the Whitney and White Supremacy, May

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