Directed by Hiro Murai
Sometimes what’s absent from a museum says more about history than what’s included. Two contemporary artists—Titus Kaphar, who is African-American, and Ken Gonzales-Day, who is Mexican-American—have spent their careers addressing this issue.
Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/two-artists-search-missing-history-180968651/#OGl3tIAZBwfCTsH5.99
The magazine decided to take a tough look at its past coverage prior to the publication of its April issue, which is devoted to race. In an editorial titled "For decades our coverage was racist. To rise above our past we must acknowledge it," editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg writes that she enlisted the help of University of Virginia professor John Edwin Mason to take a look at decades of National Geographic coverage.
A great read on Medium about Black Panther the movie. I didn't see it yet, but the read confirmed what I thought it is. I really need to attend a screening! The text spoils a tiny bit, so don't read it if you didn't see the movie. I'm going just to witness, I don't really mind the story :)
Read it here: https://medium.com/s/story/come-get-your-life-come-get-your-death-on-ryan-cooglers-black-panther-616039d97e5d
In Greek Myth, the Amazons were a terrifying group of women. As a matriarchal society, the women governed and fought, whilst the men performed household tasks and served to impregnate their superiors. This tribe is a fantastical myth, yet their namesakes, the ‘Dahomey Amazons’, were decidedly real, a brave and terrifying all-female militia who ferociously fought for and defended the country of Benin, then known as Dahomey.
Read the article here on The Culture Trip: https://theculturetrip.com/africa/benin/articles/a-history-of-female-empowerment-the-mino-of-benin/