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  • Do-It-Yourself user website-builders are becoming easier to use and more available to beginning business owners and artists.

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    Do-It-Yourself user website-builders are becoming easier to use and more available to beginning business owners and artists. http://blackizbeautiful.com/prmedia/sitebuilding.php
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  • https://www.becauseofthemwecan.com/blogs/culture/obama-portrait-artist-kehinde-wiley-unveils-statue-in-times-square-of-modern-black-warrior-with-locs
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    Obama Portrait Artist, Kehinde Wiley, Unveils Statue in Times Square of Modern Black Warrior With Locs
    Talk about disrupting the norm! According to the New York Times, artist Kehinde Wiley just unveiled a new statue in Times Square depicting an African American man with locs riding on a horse. The sculpture is the first public work displayed by Wiley, most famously known for his realistic portraits of Black people, including a painting of President Barack Obama hanging in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. The “Rumors of War” sculpture depicts a modern day warrior. His strong features frame his face perfectly. The warrior has a half head of locs tied in a bun atop his head and he’s donning regular street wear, a hoodie and ripped, slim fitting jeans.  The statue is Wiley’s largest yet, coming in at 27 feet high and 16 feet wide. He said he drew inspiration from the heroic equestrian statues of Confederate generals that line Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, which is exactly where the sculpture is headed. It will stay posted in Times Square until December, before being carried some 300 odd miles to be permanently installed at the entrance to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Arthur Ashe Boulevard which crosses Monument.  Photo Courtesy of Rachel Papo/The New York Times The idea for the sculpture first came to mind when Wiley visited the Virginia museum for his exhibition “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.” Wiley was taken aback by a statue of a Confederate general that conveyed this notion of Confederate states being “noble targets of Northern aggression.”  “I’m a Black man walking those streets [and] I’m looking up at those things that give me a sense of dread and fear,” Wiley told The New York Times. “I felt that there had to be some way to turn this ship around. Maybe I can’t do it as one person, but this is my way of intervening, of saying ‘Enough already.’” The sculpture will sit just mere blocks away from Confederate statues. It is a symbol of hope. Even the street where it will reside, named for tennis icon Arthur Ashe, was renamed in an effort to create a new type of legacy. Alex Nyerges, director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts spoke about why he felt the sculpture was important for the times we’re living in.  Photo Courtesy of Rachel Papo/The New York Times “The oppression of African-Americans is still pervasive in our society. But if anyone is going to take on the mantle of trying to change the conversation and make things better for the present and the future, I can think of no better place to start,” Nyerges said.  Starting with the reclaiming of narratives is a great place to start. This idea of a hero that resembles everyday people who fight on the front lines, is a more relatable norm in 2019. With so many protests and civic organization led by young people of color, Wiley’s statue reclaims what heroes, generals and monuments should look like. Gerry Atumeyi, an onlooker and fellow Nigerian and New Yorker like Wiley said “You just don’t ever come across sculptures like this in the States. To see someone from the African-American community who is able to do that is really inspiring.” Photo Courtesy of Rachel Papo/The New York Times Wiley hopes that his sculpture brings a deeper understanding of American heroism and inspires and empowers everyone who sees it saying, “Today, we say yes to something that looks like us. We say yes to inclusivity. We say yes to broader notions of what it means to be an American.” We say yes to you Kehinde Wiley! Photo Courtesy of CNN        
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  • https://udoyou.net/2019/09/30/obama-portrait-artist-kehinde-wiley-unveils-statue-in-times-square-of-modern-black-warrior-with-locs/
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  • Its Your Birthday:Metro Boomin turns 25 today., He is a record producer who produced instrumentals for hip hop artists including Ludacris, Migos, Future, Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj and more.

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    He played bass guitar for his middle school band. At the age of 13, he began making beats on the software FruityLoops.
    Its Your Birthday:Metro Boomin turns 25 today., He is a record producer who produced instrumentals for hip hop artists including Ludacris, Migos, Future, Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj and more. Little Known Facts.. He played bass guitar for his middle school band. At the age of 13, he began making beats on the software FruityLoops.
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  • Its Your Birthday:Prince Ea...Born Richard Williams, he is a rapper, spoken word artist, and YouTuber with a passion for activism and social and political commentary. He has released mixtapes titled The Adolescence, The Mic in the Shoebox, The Compilation, and The Rejects. His YouTube channel has more than 4.5 million subscribers.He Turns 30 today.
    Its Your Birthday:Prince Ea...Born Richard Williams, he is a rapper, spoken word artist, and YouTuber with a passion for activism and social and political commentary. He has released mixtapes titled The Adolescence, The Mic in the Shoebox, The Compilation, and The Rejects. His YouTube channel has more than 4.5 million subscribers.He Turns 30 today.
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  • Its your birthday:Jennifer Hudson turns 38 today. Happy Birthday! Recording artist who was a finalist on the third season of American Idol. She then transitioned into acting and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Effie White in the 2006 film Dreamgirls. She also won a Grammy for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture in 2008. "Love You I Do". She Won most importantly numerous awards at the BET NAACP and Soul Train awards including for Best New Artist and Best Album...
    Its your birthday:Jennifer Hudson turns 38 today. Happy Birthday! Recording artist who was a finalist on the third season of American Idol. She then transitioned into acting and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Effie White in the 2006 film Dreamgirls. She also won a Grammy for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture in 2008. "Love You I Do". She Won most importantly numerous awards at the BET NAACP and Soul Train awards including for Best New Artist and Best Album... *_*
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  • Black Artists Built Country Music—And Then It Left Them Behind..A new documentary looks at the African american origins and influences on country/country and western music....
    Black Artists Built Country Music—And Then It Left Them Behind..A new documentary looks at the African american origins and influences on country/country and western music....
    Black Artists Built Country Music—And Then It Left Them Behind
    A new Ken Burns documentary explores African-American influences on country music's origins, long before the rise of Lil Nas X
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  • TMC New Tunes: Kele — “Jungle Bunny” Lyric Video : One from the Afropop scene in the UK, Kele's new track cast shade at the cartoonish hijinks of popular Black artists (most specifically one K. West) while linking centuries of history to the struggles of contemporary life.
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