black contemporary art


“We The People of the Diaspora-Black Culture Exploration” Fashion Illustration Series by Jamilla Okubo (me)

Reclaiming the Photographic Narrative of African-Americans
A new issue of Aperture magazine explores images of African-Americans that not only challenge long-held narratives about race, but also redefine them.
By James Estrin

MoMA collection artists Lyle Ashton Harris, Lorna Simpson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and others are featured in “Vision and Justice,” a special issue of Aperture magazine guest edited by Sarah Lewis addressing the role of photography in the African American experience. Read more about it via The New York Times’s Lens blog. 

We invite everyone Saturday May 2nd at the Afrofuturism Conference for a conversations about the Black cultural lens and extensions of Blackness online. The panel is called:

Liberation via Online Platforms:
Black Twitter/Tumblr/Youtube ect.

During 3pm, @hoodfuturism, high-femme-jigglypuff and myself, Mochafleur will be discussing Baltimore, Ferguson, twitter, tumblr and the massive movement of Black people creating art and film online. Lets have a conversation and deconstruct where we are in placement of the internet. Is this a new generation of a New Harlem Renaissance?

Come through and we can all chat, this is a seminar we want to hear your thoughts.

For more information on the conference go to