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Alberta Hunter


In conjunction with Creative Time and Weeksville Heritage Center’s new exhibition “Funk, God, Jazz & Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn,” we’re excited to present our first Conversation on Self-Determination, Black Radical Brooklyn: Past, Present, and Future. Join us at Weeksville Heritage Center [158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn, NY] this Saturday, September 27 at 3:30 PM, to hear how four community-based artworks came to life. Listen as artists, curators, and partners reflect on two years of making art that explores local sites of self-determination, yesterday and today.

For more information and to register, click here:


Archers at Harlem’s YWCA (1940)


Archers at Harlem’s YWCA (1940)


Dominic Nahr

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my need and my shame, a complicated love. it is a stumbling, a trip i never quite recover from. a mourning. wine-stained tongue and headache. halted cackle. on the verge. over the edge. an arch of the back into emptiness. 

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"It’s hard not to feel humorless, as a woman and a feminist, to recognize misogyny in so many forms, some great and some small, and know you’re not imagining things. It’s hard to be told to lighten up because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away."

-Roxane Gay, ‘Bad Feminist’

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Last of the season.



Meet Cory Nieves. He’s a dapper, 10-year old CEO of Mr. Cory’s Cookies who started his own booming cookie business in an effort to help his mom buy a car after moving from NYC to New Jersey in 2009.

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“We have evolved into an underground network of guerrilla parenting and survivalist experts.” —Robert A. Pruitt

Meet Otabenga Jones & Associates, one of four commissioned artists for Funk, God, Jazz & Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn. OJA is a Houston-based artist collective, founded in 2002 by artist and educator Otabenga Jones in collaboration with members Dawolu Jabari Anderson, Jamal Cyrus, Kenya Evans, and Robert A. Pruitt. The group’s pedagogical mission takes a myriad of forms, including actions, writings, DJ sets, and installations. In scope, the organization’s mission is three-fold: to underscore the complications of black representation, to maintain and promote the core principles of the Black radical tradition, and (in the words of the late Russell Tyrone Jones) “teach the truth to the young black youth.”

Learn more about their #FunkGodJazzMedicine project here.