Arts & Culture

Arts and Culture covers the aesthetic production, construction or application of a creative skill and imagination through a plethora of innovative practices. While applying and producing for a depository of knowledge, value system, experience, relationships, attitudes and worldview.

8 drive-in theaters to check out in the Tri-state area this summer

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No longer a thing of the past, drive-in movie theaters are the new, old-school rave. 

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Protest art in the time of pain and rage | Photo Story

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With protests comes protests art. This story captures some of the visual art that creates the current movement against anti-Black violence and racism.

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What’s your Juneteenth dinner? Chef Cassandra shares a meal from her family archives

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Juneteenth was a concept brought to Georgia from Texans. Here’s a comprehensive dinner that speaks to the complexity of my region of southern culture through sumptuous dishes.

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4 Black-owned coffee and tea houses in NYC to support this Juneteenth and beyond

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As NYC works to recover and slowly reopen from being the world’s hotspot for Covid-19, here are some coffee and tea shops to support if you’re on the area.

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Juneteenth celebrations in the ‘Year of COVID-19’

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Celebrating Black life and American history in the holiday, Juneteenth, is needed more than ever, even in a pandemic. This year you have options, in-person, or go virtual. 

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Started by Charleston residents honoring Black Civil War soldiers, Memorial Day is an American holiday using African customs

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Today’s celebration of Memorial Day, recognizes dead soldiers and in particular, those who were in combat when they served. Yet, Memorial Day origins actually trace themselves back to formerly enslaved and free Blacks in Charleston, South Carolina who honored Black Civil War soldiers buried in disgrace. 

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Last night a deejay saved my life: D-Nice reinvigorates millions with legendary #ClubQuarantine live stream

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Nine hours, eight hat changes and hundreds of records later, hip hop spin master, D-Nice lifted the spirits of millions quarantined or sheltered-in with an epic live streaming session.

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Stone’s Juke Joint Saturday Night Concert Series on Ark Republic

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Jam out to a live concert sponsored by Stone’s Juke Joint as a special series on Ark Republic.

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25 Museums and tours featuring Black cultural contributions

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So what, Black History is over. We know that exploring the impact and contributions of Blacks in the US goes beyond a month. Indulge and explore these great museums archiving incredible histories.

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The Art of Color: How my Grammy 2020 series helped my digital illustration process grow

Experience how the brilliant mind of William Pope, the art director of IBM and an artistry beast, transforms a concept into an ode to Grammy nominees of color.

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