Online Exhibitions Exploring Race, Resistance and Resilience

Writing for Smithsonian Magazine, Jennifer Nalewicki has listed eight art exhibitions online currently that center around Black history, racism, protest and identity. Including Nina Chanel Abney’s gorgeous work (that she herself describes as “colorfully seductive and deceptively simple investigations of contemporary cultural issues”), Jacob Lawrence and Jordan Casteel, the list comprises talented painters—but there are also photo shows and exhibits of historical ephemera. From art …

Unseen: Unpublished Black History

Across 304 pages, “Unseen: Unpublished Black History” reveals hundreds of images from the New York Times archives that have never been published. Raising many questions (what stories were they commissioned for, how do they compare to the ones that may have been published, were the people in the photographs not seen as newsworthy, or perhaps were the images were turned in after publication, etc), the …

Sweet Blackberry’s Inspiring Animated Short About Bessie Coleman

The triumphant story of the first African-American woman to become a pilot

Rooted in the belief that stories are powerful and able to inspire young people, non-profit organization Sweet Blackberry‘s mission is to shine a light on little-known African-American achievements. Founded by activist Karyn Parsons (perhaps best-known to many as Hilary Banks from “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”), the organization is currently funding their fourth animated short; about the incredible story of Bessie Coleman, the first …