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Who's ready for Black History Month?!

If you're not, you better get ready for it!

by Anonymousreply 78February 14, 2024 6:47 PM

The things that trigger some of you bitches.

by Anonymousreply 1February 1, 2024 1:15 PM

R1, I'm serious, I'm not triggered!! I wait all year for BHM!!

by Anonymousreply 2February 1, 2024 1:16 PM

Who wouldn't wait all year for one of these beauties?

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by Anonymousreply 3February 1, 2024 1:17 PM

It was first celebrated in 1926 as Negro History Week. It was created to highlight the contributions Blacks have made to American history and culture. Within a few decades, the event had become an important part of African American life and had spread throughout the country. The United States government declared it a monthlong celebration in 1976.

by Anonymousreply 4February 1, 2024 1:21 PM

Mothers only get one day and maybe a lousy card

by Anonymousreply 5February 1, 2024 1:24 PM

White bottoms should only be allowed big black dick for the entirety of February.

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by Anonymousreply 6February 1, 2024 1:25 PM

Calm down OP. It's one month, and the shortest month of the year. Send your hood and robes to the dry cleaners and relax a little bit, it will be over before you know it.

by Anonymousreply 7February 1, 2024 1:29 PM

r4 It's been around since 1976? So why are so many Americans losing their shit over it every year?

by Anonymousreply 8February 1, 2024 1:32 PM

You mad, OP?

by Anonymousreply 9February 1, 2024 1:33 PM

Joy Reid and Sunny Hostin have been ready for 11 months.

by Anonymousreply 10February 1, 2024 1:44 PM

Happy Big Black History Month

by Anonymousreply 11February 1, 2024 2:05 PM

Y’all know they just had to give us the one month with all them messed up days, don’t you?

by Anonymousreply 12February 1, 2024 2:14 PM

Bet all these black homeless would prefer to have a place to stay than woke shitfest.

by Anonymousreply 13February 1, 2024 2:25 PM

Maceo Snipes was a veteran and civil rights leader who was murdered in Taylor County, Georgia on July 18, 1946 after Snipes, a black WWII veteran, voted in the Georgia Democratic Party primary. He was the only black person to vote in the entire county. Snipes was the only African American to vote in a Democratic primary in Taylor County, Georgia. During this time, the white supremacist terrorist group KKK was in its prime. KKK members were responsible for multiple lynchings of black people who decided to vote following Snipes' murder. For example, two black couples were lynched five days later. Prior to the election, the KKK had made threats to lynch any black person who dared cast a vote. Snipes and his mother were both sharecroppers on Homer Chapman's land in Butler, Georgia. (keep in mind that this was 1946) The day after Snipes cast his vote, four white men pulled up to the land Chapman rented to Snipes' family. All four were suspected KKK members: two were later identified as Edward Williamson and Lynwood Harvey, both WWII veterans

Having pulled up outside Snipes' grandfather's house, the four white men asked Snipes' mother to call him outside. They then confronted him, and it ended with Williamson shooting Snipes in the back. After the men left, Snipes and his mother walked to Chapman's house. Chapman helped them walk 3 miles to the hospital in Butler. The hospital staff did not treat Snipes until six hours later. By then, he needed a blood transfusion. The staff claimed that they did not have any "black blood". Two days later, Snipes died in the hospital from his injuries. Williamson was an initial suspect in the investigation. In front of a coroner's jury, he claimed that Maceo owed him a $10 debt. Supposedly, Williamson and Harvey went to Snipes to confront him on his debt. Williamson said that Snipes had pulled out a knife, so he shot Snipes twice in the back, claiming self-defense. Coroner J.D. Cooke and a jury declared Williamson's actions as justified.[6] Williamson was exonerated on his charges on July 29, 1946.

Edward Williamson committed suicide on October 29, 1985, allegedly out of remorse for what he had done. Lynwood Harvey died on March 20, 2003. The Butler funeral director and Snipes' uncle buried Snipes at an unmarked grave in the Butler cemetery. It is not known exactly where Snipes' body is buried. He did not receive a proper empty casket burial until 2007.

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by Anonymousreply 14February 1, 2024 2:41 PM

Ancient history R14, now blacks are working on Dem vote plantation.

by Anonymousreply 15February 1, 2024 3:14 PM

R7 / R9 really, REALLY want a race flame war.

by Anonymousreply 16February 1, 2024 3:25 PM

[quote]Ancient history [R14],

Ancient history? 77 years ago? An event that could have happened in the lifetime of your parents or grandparents? Keep in mind that Edward Williamson and Lynwood Harvey had friends and family that could carry the same attitudes that they did (or do) and still walk among us.

by Anonymousreply 17February 1, 2024 3:27 PM

77 years can really is ancient history. WW2 barely ended, only few years away from Holocaust. Germany and Japan were in ruins. Eastern Europe was communist. US had welfare state.

by Anonymousreply 18February 1, 2024 5:52 PM

r6 every month is black history month in my house!

by Anonymousreply 19February 1, 2024 6:33 PM

Sunny has greeted the beginning of the month with her usual "racist" screed.

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by Anonymousreply 20February 1, 2024 9:41 PM

R19 = Ginni Thomas

by Anonymousreply 21February 1, 2024 10:19 PM

I for one plan to celebrate this colored festival month by handing out little bags of butterscotch candies to the colored staff of the senior center. For obvious reasons we are excluding any recent immigrants from those voodoo islands! Next week I am hanging out rice crispy treats wrapped in aluminum foil!

by Anonymousreply 22February 1, 2024 10:46 PM

Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.

by Anonymousreply 23February 1, 2024 11:35 PM

To celebrate, will Harlan Crow be taking Clarence Thomas on another cruise to the Greek Isles aboard his yacht?

by Anonymousreply 24February 1, 2024 11:43 PM

[quote]Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.

I suppose I would agree with that and therefore ask of you R23; Have we forgotten the consequences of book burning and other types of censorship? Where is the outrage? According to Sunny Hostin (although I'd like to know more about that incident) her son was called "nigger" only a few weeks ago in Florida. Are we to repeat segregation and discrimination? Afterall, this is all ancient history according to R15

by Anonymousreply 25February 1, 2024 11:51 PM

It does get rather tiresome. Perhaps we could agree to dedicate February to People of Color History and rotate Blacks, Asians, Latinos and Native Americans.

by Anonymousreply 26February 1, 2024 11:56 PM

Can someone please translate r18 into intelligible English for the rest of us?

by Anonymousreply 27February 1, 2024 11:58 PM

No, we must have Black History Month, MLK Day, Juneteenth, Kwaanza, and the Black National Anthem at the Super Bowl. None of these loser minorities will be allowed to interfere with the only repressed minority in the US.

by Anonymousreply 28February 2, 2024 1:40 AM

R28 is probably one of those "why isn't there a white history month?" morons.

by Anonymousreply 29February 2, 2024 1:53 AM

How do we feel about Gay Pride Month?

by Anonymousreply 30February 2, 2024 2:30 AM

I don’t think we need a whole month.

by Anonymousreply 31February 2, 2024 3:32 AM

I feel sorry for Dr. King, with his holiday isolated in January while the real action is in the next month.

The fate from birthdays....

by Anonymousreply 32February 2, 2024 3:36 AM

[quote][R28] is probably one of those "why isn't there a white history month?" morons.

I'm sure Joy Reid has NEVER asked that question.

by Anonymousreply 33February 2, 2024 3:40 AM

[quote] According to Sunny Hostin (although I'd like to know more about that incident) her son was called "nigger" only a few weeks ago in Florida.

Was her son talking to a rapper ?

by Anonymousreply 34February 2, 2024 5:04 AM

Quilting On a Whole New Level

Bisa Butler (born Mailissa Yamba Butler in 1973) is an American fiber artist who has created a new genre of quilting that has transformed the medium. Although quilting has long been considered a craft, her interdisciplinary methods—which create quilts that look like paintings—have catapulted quilting into the field of fine art. She is known for her vibrant, quilted portraits celebrating Black life, portraying both everyday people and notable historical figures.

Along with being a practicing artist, Butler taught art in the Newark Public Schools for over a decade. She now lives and works in West Orange, New Jersey.

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by Anonymousreply 35February 2, 2024 12:12 PM

He’s ready . . .

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by Anonymousreply 36February 2, 2024 12:26 PM

[quote]Calm down OP. It's one month.

Actually, Black History Month has been every day for the past 4 years now, post-George Floyd.

Everywhere you look, Black Pride and accomplishments are being overcelebrated.

And they've recently added "Juneteenth," too.

It's getting to be too much.

And there will be a backlash.

by Anonymousreply 37February 2, 2024 12:47 PM

R37 - hasn't there always been a backlash against Black accomplishments?

by Anonymousreply 38February 2, 2024 12:53 PM

R38 Stupid snd shallow. There have never been backlash against jazz or blues, Tina Turner or Prince. Nor black athletes.

There have been backlash against grifters, professional victims and criminals. And as Ayan Hirsi Ali calls them mediocre DEI mafia.

by Anonymousreply 39February 2, 2024 1:02 PM

You forgot to throw in fried chicken, R39....

by Anonymousreply 40February 2, 2024 1:09 PM
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by Anonymousreply 41February 2, 2024 1:19 PM

[quote]There have never been backlash against jazz or blues, Tina Turner or Prince. Nor black athletes.

From what galaxy is r39 posting?

by Anonymousreply 42February 2, 2024 1:23 PM

Everybody knows fried chicken was invented by a white guy and bless him for doing so

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by Anonymousreply 43February 2, 2024 1:27 PM

We should all get a federally mandated week off in a February.

There ought to be more anti-enslavement museums. Remember America's Holocausts. We also ought to get a week off in November for Native American remembrance. It's important.

2 weeks off a year seems fair. I do appreciate having Juneteenth off but really need more time to deeply,reflect, respect and consider some things. Tour some museums, read some books, attend lectures, enjoy freedoms and not take them for granted.

Really when you think about it, we should get entire months off. Or else it's like slavery never ended for the worker.

by Anonymousreply 44February 2, 2024 1:41 PM

So r39, so as long as they are athletes and entertainers, they should be celebrated? Anyone else is a grifter?

Fuck you and the lowlife whore that gave birth to you.

by Anonymousreply 45February 2, 2024 1:48 PM

[quote] so as long as they are athletes and entertainers, they should be celebrated

I only celebrate contortionists

by Anonymousreply 46February 2, 2024 2:35 PM

A Target spokesperson said, “we apologize for the error but in our defense, they all look alike”.

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by Anonymousreply 47February 2, 2024 3:05 PM


Officially founded in 1881, E.E. Ward Moving & Storage is the oldest African-American owned business in the United States. What started as a stop on the Underground Railroad has flourished into one of the most respected and trusted moving companies in the country.

Starting with just two horses and a wagon, the company has grown over the last nearly 150 years into a thriving multi-million-dollar award-winning moving corporation.

John T. Ward, a Richmond, Va. native, moved to Ohio in 1836 and married Catherine Ross. The couple owned a farm which became a stop along the Underground Railroad. Ward would hide escaped slaves to help them achieve freedom. Ward began learning the trade of hauling goods in 1859 eventually securing government contracts to ship items.

Ward was joined by his son, William S. Ward, a mover for an already established company. The father and son joined forces to create the Ward Transfer Lines in 1881. The operation was truly family-owned, with the elder and younger Ward using horses and the help of other family members to move goods for their customers.

In 2001, the last member of the family to have ownership of the company, Eldon Ward, was set to retire and sold the company to childhood friends Brian Brooks and Otto Beatty. Brooks, who is now the company’s president and co-owner, is Ward’s godson. In the past 14 years, Brooks and Beatty have turned around the company’s fortunes and have evolved E.E. Ward Moving & Storage into one of the top-rated businesses in the state of Ohio.

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by Anonymousreply 48February 3, 2024 1:44 PM

Dawn Queva is ready.

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by Anonymousreply 49February 3, 2024 2:07 PM

TCM went into their usual black cinema orgy. On the positive side there are a couple of Paul Robeson movies included today.

by Anonymousreply 50February 3, 2024 2:13 PM

Mustard Greens ~ 1990/J Green (Jonathan Green) ~$3K

Jonathan Green is considered one of the most important contemporary painters of the Southern experience. Jonathan Green has a passion for creating and collecting cross-cultural fine art representing the themes of work, love, belonging and spirituality. Jonathan Green is an internationally acclaimed and awarded professional artist who graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1982. His forty-year track record of creating art and extensive inclusions in museum collections and exhibitions throughout many countries has led to his being considered by numerous art critics and reviewers as one of our nation’s outstanding American artists and highly recognized visual master for capturing the positive aspects of American and African American Southern cultures, history, and traditions.

His high level of social interest and cultural commitments, and exhibitions have brought him international recognition through his travels and collections throughout North America, Europe, Central and South America, Caribbean, Africa, and Japan. It is Green's mastery of color and skillful use of the human figure in rural and urban environments, which allows him to preserve and share with the viewer a deep sense of community, and how the life challenges of work, love, and belonging are met.

Since 1982 Jonathan Green has received four honorary doctoral degrees from prestigious universities and numerous awards for his art, social, civic, academic, and cultural contributions. In 2017 he was appointed by Mayor John Tecklenburg with the title of Ambassador for the Arts for the City of Charleston, South Carolina.

Mr. Green’s art and talents have been incorporated into productions of ballet, modern dance, music, opera, theatre, literature, film, fashion clothing and video documentaries throughout the United States. Currently Jonathan Green resides and paints in his studio located in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

Gullah Art:

Gullah art is unique in that it not only represents the culture, but the story of a people. The Gullah culture is rich in African tradition and its art reflects strength and resilience through images that, like an African Giot, or storyteller, depict how life is or was. The Gullah are African Americans who live in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina and Georgia, which includes both the coastal plain and the Beaufort Sea Islands. The Gullah are known for preserving more of their African linguistic and cultural heritage than any other African-American community in the United States. The Gullah slaves borrowed practices from their white masters, but they always gave these an African spirit. The Gullah became Christians, for instance, but their style of worship reflected their African heritage.

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by Anonymousreply 51February 4, 2024 11:24 AM

I really like that painting, r51. Thanks for sharing.

by Anonymousreply 52February 4, 2024 12:05 PM

Tawana Bradley, and the pic is a decade ago.

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by Anonymousreply 53February 4, 2024 2:24 PM

^Brawley; damn auto-spell changes words

by Anonymousreply 54February 4, 2024 2:42 PM

Brawley was a scared stupid kid best left alone now. It was MSNBC's "black leader" Sharpton who orchestrated the race circus and the resulting harm.

by Anonymousreply 55February 4, 2024 2:51 PM

I celebrate Black History Month by sucking off as many brothers as I can the entire month of February.

by Anonymousreply 56February 4, 2024 3:45 PM

As our fellow brethren implores us all... "NEVER FORGET!"

It's worth taking some time to look-up, research, and study each massacre. But, what is much more important (IMHO) is that it is taught to our younger generations. Again, as the "saying" goes... "NEVER FORGET!"--(unfortunately, for many of us we can never forget something that was never learned. YOU can change that!)

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by Anonymousreply 57February 5, 2024 11:02 AM

[quote] Black Massacres... "NEVER FORGET!"

Yeah right.

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by Anonymousreply 58February 5, 2024 11:12 AM

R57 you want to win the victim Olympics, but you are more deserving of a slap on that entitled face.

There are many massacres going on right now in the world, if you insist on black race, people in Congo are being killed and tortured for decades in wars for precious minerals.

Not to mention the Middle east burned down to the ground and people killed by Obama’s drones. Those who survived are still in refugee camps in Turkey or roaming around Europe.

And Ukraine, Palestine, you name it.

So shut that privileged mouth and stop profiteering from your ancestors suffering. Many of us had ancestors who suffered. Besides Jews, ten millions Russians and six millions Polish have been killed in WW2. Stop whining.

by Anonymousreply 59February 5, 2024 11:40 AM

A black man has arrived when he’s fortunate enough to mingle with Lady Lindzebelle. 🏈 💋 🩳 💃

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by Anonymousreply 60February 5, 2024 10:55 PM



This "Soul Food" restaurant is located in Bayeux, France. The owners named the restaurant as such to remember and honor all those of civil rights progress movement and those events that occurred in Selma Alabama at that time.

Selma Vatansever and her husband, Gregory, opened their tearoom and restaurant, Selma Alabama, in Bayeux, near Normandy, France, in August 2022 as place for hungry diners to enjoy a variety of savory breakfast dishes and brunch offerings as well as a full selection of sweets.

Vatansever, 38, said she wanted to open a place where customers could enjoy a meal and feel at home, but she also wanted that place to have real meaning behind it. That’s why, when it came time to decide what to call her first restaurant, she elected to name it after a source of great inspiration in her life – with a little nod to her own history as well.

“When I was a child, I often wondered why my name was Selma,” said Vatansever through email. “It was in 2014 that I discovered the film ‘Selma’ [directed by Ava Duvernay]. My interest in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and all his fights began, and my first name then made sense for me. Selma Alabama Bayeux [the tea room] is as a duty to remember. In the current global context, the important thing for me is to remember the fights waged in Selma, Ala., but also throughout the world.”

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by Anonymousreply 61February 6, 2024 10:47 AM

Another massacre for Black History Month ......

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by Anonymousreply 62February 6, 2024 5:34 PM

I’m listening to my Aretha playlist

by Anonymousreply 63February 6, 2024 5:35 PM


Sarah (Sassy) Vaughn (1924-1990)

Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925-1990)

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by Anonymousreply 64February 7, 2024 11:21 AM

“The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice!”

by Anonymousreply 65February 7, 2024 12:48 PM

Lewis Howard Latimer (September 4, 1848 – December 11, 1928) was an American inventor and patent draftsman. His inventions included an evaporative air conditioner, an improved process for manufacturing carbon filaments for light bulbs, and an improved toilet system for railroad cars. In 1884, he joined the Edison Electric Light Company where he worked as a draftsman.

Latimer's innovations in the design of carbon filaments, which were used in incandescent light bulbs, significantly improved the bulb's efficiency and made it more practical for everyday use. His contributions to the lighting industry helped make electric lighting more accessible and affordable.

While Thomas Edison is often credited with inventing the practical incandescent light bulb, Latimer's contributions to its development were invaluable, and he played a crucial role in advancing the technology.

The Lewis H. Latimer House, his landmarked former residence, is located near the Latimer Projects at 34-41 137th Street in Flushing, Queens, New York City.

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by Anonymousreply 66February 8, 2024 3:26 PM

Bayard Rustin (March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987) was an American political activist, a prominent leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, nonviolence, and gay rights. He is perhaps best remembered as the principal organizer of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.

Rustin worked in 1941 with A. Philip Randolph on the March on Washington Movement to press for an end to racial discrimination in the military and defense employment. Rustin later organized Freedom Rides and helped to organize the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to strengthen Martin Luther King Jr.'s leadership; he taught King about non-violence. Rustin worked alongside Ella Baker, a co-director of the Crusade for Citizenship, in 1954; and before the Montgomery bus boycott, he helped organize a group called "In Friendship" to provide material and legal assistance to people threatened with eviction from their tenant farms and homes. Rustin became the head of the AFL–CIO's A. Philip Randolph Institute, which promoted the integration of formerly all-white unions and promoted the unionization of African Americans. During the 1970s and 1980s, Rustin served on many humanitarian missions, such as aiding refugees from Vietnam and Cambodia. At the time of his death in 1987, he was on a humanitarian mission in Haiti.

Rustin was a gay man and due to criticism over his sexuality, he usually acted as an influential behind-the-scenes adviser to other civil rights leaders. In the 1980s, he became a public advocate on behalf of gay causes, speaking at events as an activist and supporter of human rights.

Later in life, while still devoted to securing workers' rights, Rustin joined other union leaders in aligning with ideological neoconservatism, earning posthumous praise from President Ronald Reagan. On November 20, 2013, President Barack Obama posthumously awarded Rustin the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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by Anonymousreply 67February 9, 2024 2:08 PM

I've just written my autobiography to coincide with BHM. It's called "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings".

Here's hoping it's as popular as my last book; 'The Color Purple'.

by Anonymousreply 68February 9, 2024 11:03 PM

Clotel; or, The President's Daughter

Clotel; or, The President's Daughter (1853), considered to be the first novel written by an African AmericaIn

In 1853 William Wells Brown (1814-1884), a writer known internationally for his autobiography Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave (1847), authored the first Black American novel, Clotel; or, The President's Daughter.

Clotel; or, The President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States is an 1853 novel by United States author and playwright William Wells Brown about Clotel and her sister, fictional slave daughters of Thomas Jefferson. Brown, who escaped from slavery in 1834 at the age of 20, published the book in London. He was staying after a lecture tour to evade possible recapture due to the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act. Set in the early nineteenth century, it is considered the first novel published by an African American and is set in the United States. Three additional versions were published through 1867.

The novel explores slavery's destructive effects on African-American families, the difficult lives of American mulattoes or mixed-race people, and the "degraded and immoral condition of the relation of master and slave in the United States of America." Featuring an enslaved mixed-race woman named Currer and her daughters Althesa and Clotel, fathered by Thomas Jefferson, it is considered a tragic mulatto story. The women's relatively comfortable lives end after Jefferson's death. They confront many hardships, with the women taking heroic action to preserve their families.

In addition to being the first novel published by an African American, Clotel became a model that influenced many other nineteenth-century African-American writers. It is the first instance of an African-American writer "to dramatize the underlying hypocrisy of democratic principles in the face of African American slavery."

Through Clotel, Brown introduces into African-American literature the "tragic mulatto" character. Such characters, representing the historical reality of hundreds of thousands of mixed-race people, many of them slaves, were further developed by "Webb, Wilson, Chesnutt, Johnson, and other novelists", writing primarily after the American Civil War.

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by Anonymousreply 69February 11, 2024 2:44 AM

Well, this is sure to upset somebody...


oil on canvas • 59 x 34 x 7 inches

Titus Kaphar is an artist whose paintings, sculptures, and installations examine the history of representation by transforming its styles and mediums with formal innovations to emphasize the physicality and dimensionality of the canvas and materials themselves. His practice seeks to dislodge history from its status as the “past” in order to unearth its contemporary relevance. He cuts, crumples, shrouds, shreds, stitches, tars, twists, binds, erases, breaks, tears, and turns the paintings and sculptures he creates, reconfiguring them into works that reveal unspoken truths about the nature of history. Open areas become active absences; walls enter into the portraits; stretcher bars are exposed; and structures that are typically invisible underneath, behind, or inside the canvas are laid bare to reveal the interiors of the work. In so doing, Kaphar’s aim is to reveal something of what has been lost and to investigate the power of a rewritten history.

Titus Kaphar (b. 1976, Kalamazoo, Michigan) lives and works in New Haven, CT. Kaphar received an MFA from the Yale School of Art and is a distinguished recipient of numerous prizes and awards including a 2018 MacArthur Fellowship, a 2018 Art for Justice Fund grant, a 2016 Robert R. Rauschenberg Artist as Activist grant, and a 2015 Creative Capital grant. Kaphar’s work, Analogous Colors, was featured on the cover of the June 15, 2020 issue of TIME. He gave a TED talk at the annual conference in Vancouver 2017, where he completed a whitewash painting, Shifting the Gaze, onstage. Kaphar’s work has been included in solo exhibitions at Seattle Art Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, MoMA PS1 and National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, among others. His work is included in the collections of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; the 21C Museum Collection; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, amongst others.

Kaphar’s commitment to social engagement has led him to move beyond traditional modes of artistic expression to establish NXTHVN. NXTHVN is a new national arts model that empowers emerging artists and curators of color through education and access. Through intergenerational mentorship, professional development and cross-sector collaboration, NXTHVN accelerates professional careers in the arts. Now in its fifth year of operation, NXTHVN encourages artists, art professionals, and local entrepreneurs to expand New Haven’s growing creative community.

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by Anonymousreply 70February 11, 2024 12:04 PM


Good ole' Titus certainly has benefitted from White benevolence with all that funding he's received.

Is he saying "enough ya'll. I is waitin' on some real rep-ur-ations"?

by Anonymousreply 71February 11, 2024 12:27 PM

The true story of the senior editor of EBONY magazine, Hans Massaquoi and his beginnings as a mixed race child growing up in Nazi Germany. His background gave him a unique perspective on the black experience.

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by Anonymousreply 72February 11, 2024 4:26 PM

Black codes were a series of laws passed by Southern states after the Civil War to limit the freedom of African Americans and ensure their availability as a cheap labor force. The codes were a continuation of antebellum slave codes, but granted limited civil rights, such as the ability to make contracts and marry.

Black Codes restricted black people's right to own property, conduct business, buy and lease land, and move freely through public spaces. A central element of the Black Codes were vagrancy laws. States criminalized men who were out of work, or who were not working at a job whites recognized.

The Black Codes outraged public opinion in the North because it seemed the South was creating a form of quasi-slavery to negate the results of the war. When the Radical 39th Congress reconvened in December 1865, it was generally furious about the developments that had transpired during Johnson's Presidential Reconstruction. The Black Codes, along with the appointment of prominent Confederates to Congress, signified that the South had been emboldened by Johnson and intended to maintain its old political order. Railing against the Black Codes as returns to slavery in violation of the Thirteenth Amendment, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Second Freedmen's Bureau Bill.

The Memphis Riots in May 1866 and the New Orleans Riot in July brought additional attention and urgency to the racial tension state-sanctioned racism permeating the South.

After winning large majorities in the 1866 elections, the Republican Congress passed the Reconstruction Acts, placing the South under military rule. This arrangement lasted until the military withdrawal arranged by the Compromise of 1877. In some historical periodizations, 1877 marks the beginning of the Jim Crow era.

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by Anonymousreply 73February 12, 2024 11:36 AM

R72 that was weird

by Anonymousreply 74February 12, 2024 2:11 PM

Weird how r74?

by Anonymousreply 75February 12, 2024 2:36 PM

If you watch the video it's weird. The child is participating in Nazi activities.

by Anonymousreply 76February 12, 2024 2:41 PM

Slave Catalogue

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by Anonymousreply 77February 14, 2024 6:31 PM

I had some ribs removed so I could perform fellatio on myself. Now that's a real struggle!

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