Present: Producer, CultureShift - 101.9 WDET Detroit's NPR Station | Past: Sr. Ent/Culture Editor, EBONY + JETMag.com | Always: Arts + Culture Storyteller/Producer.
Art has a power to disrupt and dissect the state of society and its oppressive structures. Steeped in aesthetics that can be monstrous realities, language that can alert consciousness, and strokes of composed beauty that reel one’s eye, art has a shifting power that is vital.
Writer + Co-Producer: LaToya Cross
Host + Co-Producer: Amanda LeClaire
Listen: Kyra Kyles, CEO of YR Media on the significance of Juneteenth and going beyond the moment to spark a revolution.
Role: Producer + Writer
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History President and CEO, Neil A. Barclay discusses the role of cultural institutions in a time of socio-political unrest and how the museum plans to move forward amid the coronavirus.
Role: Producer + Writer
Julian Peters marries modern visual art with classic literature in his debut graphic novel, “Poems To See By.”
Segment written and produced by LaToya Cross
Interview by Amanda LeClaire, CultureShift Host
Queen: From The Collection of CCH Pounder on exhibition at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Curated by Patrina Chatman, curator of collections and exhibitions at Charles H. Wright Museum, 'QUEEN', is a mixed-media installation that celebrates Black women across four themes: beauty, agency, strength and dignity.
Detroit, 1967 / Lives in Romulus, MI
Since 2014, Darin Darby, a full-time artist has exhibited work locally and nationally that he created using a trademarked technique he calls Laypuzzim. It’s a layered puzzle image process that is rooted in a lively interplay between positive and negative space. Darby cuts the colored paper by hand, layering and piecing it together like a jigsaw puzzle to create the image. Read more ...
The Fly|Drown performance series hosted at the Detroit Artists Market questions how freedom and pleasure manifest for black women at home.
Jazzin’ at the Vanity pays homage to the music, people and history of East Jefferson corridor on the city’s eastside.
Detroit rapper and Knight Arts Challenge winner, Nique Love Rhodes talks about how music opened new opportunities to help change the community around her for the better.
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VIBE's Editor-in-Chief, Datwon Thomas talks shop about his journey as a staple in hip-hop journalism, the allure of magazines and what’s lacking in today’s coverage and conversation. Plus, find out a few lessons he learned from Sean “Puffy” Combs.
EBONY Magazine - 2017 March Issue (Women's Month)
Interdisciplinary artist analyzes the politics and erasure of the Black female body.