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Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN

ALCN's vision is to become a 'go-to' authority and platform where ALCN members (founders & friends) are recognized as tastemakers on the cutting edge of innovative cultural production---within the Chicago art world in general but within Chicago's marginalized art world(s), in particular. ALCN's mission is to deliver critical presentation insights and initiatives that enlighten and empower artists/ audiences/ critics/ producers/ venues/ donors & funders to seek and support boundary-pushing arts programming by creatives of color. Stay in touch with us at alcnchicago@gmail.com, like us on Facebook and of course sign up to receive the ALCN Digest.
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN2 weeks ago
"Despite the height of Punk’s white consumerist commercialization in the 70s, a persistent Black underground culture remained active. Though the white aspects of it have always been seen as a type of fashionable, cultural aesthetic, Black punks have been intermixed in the scene in hopes of reclaiming the communalistic politics and cultural traits they grew up with—with a bit of an edge."

http://blackyouthproject.com/faced-with-commercialization-the-black-punk-community-turns-to-its-past-for-a-guide-to-keep-resisting/?fbclid=IwAR1in9-nLYccIBjrnRA5Qy1zdWP_BDiytlms9MJ_af9Gkb5C2yLUDdxc1kU
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN2 weeks ago
Signal boosting and supporting this wonderful new resource! Thank you La Keisha N. Leek!
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN2 weeks ago
Rest in Power.
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN2 weeks ago
"The reasons why are complex, but broadly, they tie back to America’s history of systemic racism. That history has limited the resources black families have to pay for college, made it more likely that black students will attend colleges with limited resources and be targeted by predatory colleges, while still facing barriers to entering wealthy, elite higher education institutions . They’re also more likely to struggle to repay the debt after they leave school."

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/all-the-ways-student-debt-is-exacerbating-racial-inequality-its-like-landing-in-quick-sand-one-black-student-says-2019-07-18?fbclid=IwAR3KSQR-e3lL_N4M3Zbu0c7Xogbd5P6pgmfwFbInUjlPUfjZEb0wXReXmkg
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN2 weeks ago
"Sesame Street was originally conceived as a show that would bring remedial education into the homes of disadvantaged kids. But Pierce recognized the show’s potential and pushed for it to include a multi-ethnic “neighborhood” with people of color as role models. Amid the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and the riots spurred by racial inequity, this vision seemed especially crucial."

https://www.motherjones.com/media/2019/06/recharge-56-sesame-street-anniversary-inclusion-chester-pierce/?fbclid=IwAR0OgxouZhaNfDVhUY0XNLf-tyYNpPUmUf7xkydAJObJGrfSgHbCmmIx51U
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN2 weeks ago
"Though he is rightly regarded as one of the preeminent independent film directors of the 1990s, Tarantino’s race problem has always been front-and-center in his filmography. From the liberal use of the n-word to the way he exploits Asian stereotypes in Kill Bill, Tarantino has often received a pass from (mostly white) film critics. His latest, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is no different in the way it explicitly demeans an Asian American icon like Bruce Lee. They also spend some time discussing why Tarantino is the wrong choice to direct a Star Trek film."