Amaal Said Just Might Change the Way You See Women of Color

No more stereotypes, at least not in Said’s depiction of women of color through her lenses. Her photographs beg attention, and force many to challenge their own perceptions of women of color. 


James Baldwin Conference

Our editor will be presenting at the James Baldwin conference on Friday, May 27, 2016, from 13:15 to 15:15 at the American University of Paris. Dr. Simms-Burton will examining Baldwin’s relationships with Johnny Romero and Frederick James within the context of unrequited love and how intersectionality silences these relationships.



We Mourn the Loss of John A. Williams

Photo of John A. Williams

(John A. Williams, Photo Credit: Carl Van Vechten)

On July 3, 2015, one of our literary giants transitioned to be with our ancestors. We will forever remain indebted to Williams for his genius, his political tenacity, and his laser beam insight. Thank you Medgar Evers College and the Center for Black Literature for your obituary of Williams.

Visit Williams’ digital archives at the University of Rochester


August Wilson’s American Century Cycle

(August Wilson, Photo Credit: Unknown)

(August Wilson, Photo Credit: Unknown)

Until August 26, 2015, you can listen to all 10 of Wilson’s American Century Cycle plays. With first class readings by such astounding actors like Phylicia Rashad, Taraji P. Henson, and Rocky Carroll, you will access another dimension of Wilson’s genius. Regarded as the best playwright of his generation, Wilson examines the lives of African Americans in Pittsburgh and Chicago for each decade of the twentieth century.



Welcome to Abri Art and Culture. Our mission is to present reviews, feature stories, and interviews of  art and artists in the African diaspora. We are based in metro DC, so you might find an over representation of metro DC-based content. However, as we grow, we intend to create new and exciting content about art and artists throughout the African diaspora.

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