Sunday, February 9, 2014

11 You should know

This months cover by K.K.W,
with layout by Aleksandar Ares.
Making "Black History": 11 you should know. 
By K.K.W

Despite the passage of time it seems as if, the same icons are pushed towards the limelight every year at the time of "Black-History Month". Not that its wrong, unusual, or beyond the norm - its difficult to recognize a star, an not circle it like a planet to a sun. However, the spirit of our icons & greats should spur us to look past them, and towards new stars rising in another way - for a different day. 
Kerwin Kendell Williamson:
self portrait by the artist.
Glendalys Medina: photo by K.K.W @ Bronx Museum of Art -
AIM show.
Jennifer Crute: photo courtesy of the artist. or
Derrick Adams: photo by K.K.W.
Whitney V Hunter: photo by K.K.W.
Shante Cozier: operations director @ MoCADA.
Photo courtesy of Miss Cozier.
Delphine Fawundu-Buford: Photo courtesy of the artist.
CityOfWalls: Image courtesy of the artist.
Musa Hixson: photo courtesy of the artist.
Alaina Simone: photo courtesy of Miss Simone.
noon:30 - photo courtesy of the artists.
Its not a second, a minute, an hour, a day, week, month or year - not the past, but the ever-living present guiding us into the future. And of course, its not just our history, its yours as well. "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history." [Morgan Freeman]. Paying homage to our past is a great thing,
however, we should be looking towards those who represent what icons of our past were fighting for. "Art is the reason, art is the way"

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