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Godmother of Black Art: In Memory of Artist Samella Lewis February 27, 1923-May 27, 2022 by Unity Lewis #blackart #samellalewis #unitylewis #art @UnityakaYP

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2022 by Brother Perspective Magazine

Thank you to all who have checked in on me and sent condolences regarding the passing of my Grandmother Samella Lewis. I appreciate all of the love and support. Our family had been preparing for this inevitability, but still It’s saddening not to have her here with us in the physical form. She will be missed immensely. My heart is with all of those effected by her transition. We know though that she is happy to be free, and we are grateful for her blessing us with life and for sharing her life with us and all of the other people she has impacted during her stay here. Her spirit and teachings carry on and her legacy continues through all of us. Much love

#repost: Samella Lewis was an American visual artist and art historian. She has been called the “Godmother of African American Art”.

She was the first female African American to earn a doctorate in fine art and art history. Her work included creating art, teaching, and was one of the founders of the Museum of African-American Art in Los Angeles to name a few. Her Legacy Will Live On.

I was honored to capture some moments of Ms. Lewis with family and other artists. (These are Just a FEW photos) by Renata Gray

Respect and Condolences to Unity Lewis and Family on the Passing of his Grandmother Great Artist Samella Lewis

Writers: In Memory of Bell Hooks (words by Brett Cook) #bellhooks #brettcook #blackart #selflove

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 16, 2021 by Brother Perspective Magazine
Tribute to Bell Hooks art by Brett Cook

#repost From Brett Cook …sad. Thank you #bellhooks for so much: “If I were really asked to define myself, I wouldn’t start with race; I wouldn’t start with blackness; I wouldn’t start with gender; I wouldn’t start with feminism. I would start with stripping down to what fundamentally informs my life, which is that I’m a seeker on the path. I think of feminism, and I think of anti-racist struggles as part of it. But where I stand spiritually is, steadfastly, on a path about love.”From the Models of Accountability Series Acrylic and Spray Enamel on Mirrored Plexiglas, Books 50” X 48” X 16”Books by bell hooks Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism All About Love: New Visions Art on My Mind: Visual Politics Be Boy Buzz Black Looks: Race and Representation Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life (with Cornel West)Communion: The Female Search for Love Daughters of the Dust: The Making of an African American Woman’s Film Feminism is for Everybody Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center Happy to be Nappy Homemade Love Home Grown: Engaged Cultural Criticism Killing Rage: Ending Racism Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations Reel to Real: Race, Sex, and Class at the Movies Remembered Rapture: The Writer at Work Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem Salvation: Black People and Love Skin Again Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery Space Soul Sister: Women, Friendship, and Fulfillment Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity Where We Stand: Class Matters The Will To Change: Men, Masculinity and Love Witness by Brett Cook https://www.brett-cook.com/?fbclid=IwAR1Cxx-joftnjSD0UfV4r291BXq1TkKsezcJCSxgJ3cfTv4YHjiSBTx_GvI

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