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Looking back at 2017

Looking back at 2017

2017 is almost over. Thank God. It’s been a hard, weird year hasn’t it friends? And yet, we can’t deny the bright spots along the way. This month, we turned 3, and as friend Lydia Nichols puts it, we’ve done a lot while Saturn was in Sagittarius (ask us offline what this means, but Lydia is right).  Enjoy our 2017 meme recap!

 

ARTS.BLACK is three years old, and what a beautiful grind it has been..

 

We can finally pay our writers, now!

 

 

Not a meme: Tiona Nekkia McClodden gave Claudia Rankine a printed out copy of Chloe Bass’ essay, Sorry Not Sorry, that we published earlier this year and well, we just thought y’all should know that this happened.

 

When white editors of major publications only hit you up when a white artist has appropriated some part of  Black (visual) culture and they want to “pick your brain…”

 

Ask us about The Whitney Biennial one more time though.

No, but seriously..

Don’t try it.

 

Also, let’s leave the words “quadroon” and “octoroon” in 2017, K?

 

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Self-portrait: watching deadlines pass and the article still ain’t finished.

 

Through all the ups and downs we have experienced much growth but in some ways, remain the same.

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We’re still trying to wrap our heads around the reality of this administration though.

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And have realized that some Americans care more about statues than Black lives but…

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Tfw the patriarchy is tumbling down though.

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As always, thanks to all of our supporters who have made this possible!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Taylor Renee Aldridge and Jessica Lynne are the editors of ARTS.BLACK.

 

 

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