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Jordan Casteel wants to change the staleness of the high art world and how it views black men. The Denver artist has been painting portraits of people in her community before she was an art student at Yale and it evolved as she made a home in Harlem, N.Y.

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Black excellence has been awarded again. On Thursday, the Guggenheim Museum awarded its coveted Hugo Boss Prize to Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist Simone Leigh.

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Terence Nance is the lead visionary behind HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness and was recently named as the director for Space Jam 2. His first film, 2012's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, won rave reviews at Sundance and put Nance on the map in the indie film world. The film even impressed Jay-Z, who became an…

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Singer and songwriter, Ashanti, talks to theGrio at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards live at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The post VIDEO: Singer and songwriter Ashanti on life in the music biz as an independent artist appeared first on theGrio.

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The controversial exhibit "God is Trans" is shaking up the art world. Writer George Johnson reveiws the artwork and explains why.

The post ‘God is Trans’: A review of a bold new exhibit in Brooklyn shaking up the art world appeared first on theGrio.

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Legendary singer Ms. Patti LaBelle, 73, has done it all during her 50-plus years in the industry. She’s a titan in the music industry, author, and entrepreneur — we can’t get enough of her pies from her food line Patti’s Good Life. But Ms. LaBelle says she’s got a “gangsta” side that will be coming […]

The post Legendary Patti LaBelle says she channels her inner “gangsta” for upcoming role on ‘Star’ appeared first on theGrio.

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The works of beloved folk artist Mose Tolliver are a misleading collection of intriguing paintings […]

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