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21st Century/New African and African Diaspora Writings and Arts: Caribbean

Monday, March 25, 2019 African and African Diaspora writers and artists have met the 21st century with unprecedented new images and visions of themselves and of the diaspora around the world. They are reengendering themselves and acquiring new and active identities, social, political and sexual, in their writing and artistic processes. In this installment of […]

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Billie Holiday: An Evening with Lady Day in Photos and Song

  Born April 7, 1915, Billie Holiday is considered one of the greatest American jazz singers of all time. Author Grayson Dantzic shares behind-the scenes anecdotes and images from his 18-year journey making his book Jerry Dantzic: Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill. Through the rediscovering of his late father Jerry Dantzic's unseen photographs of Billie […]

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MEMORY AND THE ARCHIVE, 1619-2019 October 17-19, 2019 New York University Image: Terry Boddie, Prison Industrial, 2018. BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] V: MEMORY AND THE ARCHIVE, 1619-2019 PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE The organizers of the Black Portraiture[s] conferences invite the submission of abstracts summarizing a paper or panel related to the subject of the trans-Atlantic slavery and its profound contemporary resonances in artistic […]

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