The Healing Power of Black Art

Alex Castro at The Verge has a fantastic list of Black artists to follow.

Before, during, and after times of hardship, many in the Black community create art to take in the pain and struggle and release a beauty that heals and teaches. Black creatives are always working, trying to find some understanding, envisioning a better world. Some of my most pleasant moments in the past few weeks were when a close friend and I just listened to music. We sat in its energy, each new song reflecting on our reality. We’d jump from Erykah Badu to 21 Savage to Rico Nasty to Buju Banton then back around again. From R&B classics to trap to gospel. Each twist in the playlist turns a new page in our own stories.

Castro, Alex. (2020, June 19). THE HEALING POWER OF BLACK ART. The Verge.

including Nikkolas Smith, who created this gripping sketch.

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