Afrofuturism was coined in 1993 by Mark Dery in his book Flame Wars, in an essay titled Black To The Future, a debate between Dery, and black science fiction writers and cultural critics Samuel Delany, Greg Tate, and Tricia Rose.

Afrofuturism is a cultural movement that envisions the reimagined history…

Norman Lewis has greatly contributed to the canon of visual art through his teaching and shaping ideas behind black aesthetics. His paintings presented a new visual vocabulary to black life, one area being jazz music, a mode of black creative abstraction.

As a result of experiencing segregation in WWII, Norman…

Bio: My name is Nay Jones and I’m a visual artist of sorts that focuses on black existence through an afro-surrealist/futurist lens. I paint, write, and film. I mix all of the various mediums however my primary medium is film.

I’m mostly a documentarian.

Simply put, I just try to…

Michael Jackson’s short film “Ghosts” was written by Mick Garris and Stephen King, directed by Stan Winston, choreographed by Lavelle Smith Jr. and Travis Payne, and produced by Michael Jackson

The 40-minute short film was officially released in 1996 on VHS, as the most expensive music video ever made, topping…

Afrovisualism Feature: Terrence Moline a graphic designer and illustrator from New Orleans, Lousiana. He is the director of African American Graphic Designers.

Bio: Terrence Moline is an illustrator at heart, designer by trade and community builder by freak of nature. Originally a New Orleans native, TMoline, created a national community for AA/Black graphic designers after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina. In addition, T. — people call him T. — has designed for…

Having had an eye for details since childhood, Aamina has been taking photos, capturing her surroundings, and cultivating her artistic style for years. She currently attends Virginia Commonwealth University, in pursuit of a BFA in Photography.

In addition to cultivating interests in graphic design, bookmaking and coding, she sells prints…

“The person that’s responsible for your transition, that’s the key to changing your life.” — Bill Withers

The Black Godfather: The Clarence Avant Story does a stellar job of telling the story of Clarence Avant, the music executive, who left a tremendous impact on those he came across. He was a man of honesty and numbers, a mover and shaker who made deals.

If you didn’t know…

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