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Apple Highlights Black Excellence With Photography Film Captured On iPhone – DesignTAXI.com | Design Taxi

The clip follows Black photographers sharing their hometowns with the world through their unique lens. Apple’s latest Shot on iPhone short film has been released on YouTube, in honor of Black History Month. Titled Hometown, the video is part of … Continue reading

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Stories In Place

Seven Black filmmakers capture perspectives from behind the counters of their favorite neighborhood spots. Watch the entire series at vimeo.com/storiesinplace In the shadow of a global pandemic, economic collapse, and ongoing racial injustice, these films show the spectrum of experiences … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Genius Who Patented the UFO

Alexander Weygers, a Renaissance man in the mold of the tech industry’s stated ideal, inspired an art dealer to become an acolyte. In this Hello World short, Ashlee Vance visits the dealer whose curiosity about Weygers has evolved into an … Continue reading

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A Concerto is a Conversation

A film by Breakwater Studios breakwaterstudios.com A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Directed by Ben Proudfoot & Kris Bowers Edited by … Continue reading

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The First USPS Stamp Designed by an Alaska Native Artist Features a Trickster Raven as It Steals the Sun

When it’s released later this summer, a new stamp from the U.S. Postal Service will illuminate a piece of Indigenous culture that’s long been associated with an escape from darkness. Titled “Raven Story,” the history-making postage features an iconic animal rendered by … Continue reading

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Henry Ossawa Tanner: The Life and Work of a 19th-Century Black Artist | My Modern Met

By Arnesia Young on February 17, 2021 How much do you know about Henry Ossawa Tanner? The 19th century was not an easy time to be a Black person in America, especially if you were trying to make it as … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras parades got canceled by Covid-19. So people in New Orleans turned their houses into floats

By Michelle Krupa, CNN (CNN)When New Orleans’ mayor announced that the city’s legendary Carnival parades would be canceled on account of Covid-19, Megan Boudreaux wasn’t surprised. Like so many, the mom and insurance manager had known in her gut that … Continue reading

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Wilmington 1898: When white supremacists overthrew a US government | BBC News

In 1898 a white mob stormed Wilmington, North Carolina and forced locally elected leaders to resign. The mob burned down the offices of the Wilmington Daily Record   A violent mob, whipped into a frenzy by politicians, tearing apart a … Continue reading

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Democracy is a threat to white supremacy—and that is the cause of America’s crisis

Darren Walker, President Ford Foundation 7 JANUARY 2021 Why the attack at the US Capitol is proof that democracy is the greatest threat to white supremacy   I have long believed that inequality is the greatest threat to justice—and, the … Continue reading

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American Expats In Korea React To The US Capitol Riot | STREET INTERVIEW

On January 6, 2021, rioters supporting Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Hill in an attempt to overturn the US election result, sending shockwaves throughout the world. Asian Boss interviewed a group of American expats living in Seoul to get … Continue reading

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