Contributors

Ashley Stull Meyers

Ashley Stull Meyers is a contemporary Arts Writer, Essayist, and Curatorial Collaborator. She has curated exhibitions and programming at numerous institutions across the Bay Area, and has been in academic residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE) and the Banff Centre (Banff, Alberta). She is currently based in Portland, OR.

Twitter: @astullmeyers

 

 

Danielle A. Scruggs

Danielle A. Scruggs is a photographer, photo editor, and cultural producer currently living and working in Chicago, IL. She graduated from Howard University and Maryland Institute College of Art, where she earned degrees in journalism and digital arts. She currently works at the Chicago Reader as the paper's director of photography. You can find out more about her at her portfolio sites, daniellescruggs.com and dascruggs.com, and you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

 

Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi

Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi is a Nigerian Australian curator and writer. He is currently a curator at Art in Odd Place and a curatorial assistant at Performa. He has prior curatorial experience with BRIC, AC Institute, and African Artist's Foundation, with projects ranging from performance and public art to web-based media. He is a co-founder of Pop'Africana, a cultural platform for contemporary African ideas.

Instagram: @ike_chuks

 

 

Photo by King Texas

Photo by King Texas

Justin Allen

Justin Allen is a writer and performer from Northern Virginia. He has contributed to ARTS.BLACK as well as Lambda Literary, Mosaic Literary Magazine, and others. He lives in New York City.

Twitter: @justnalln

 

 

 

Rianna Jade Parker

Rianna Jade Parker is a reader before anything else and a writer who writes for other readers. Her curatorial, artistic and social practices are as informed by Stuart Hall, bell hooks, James Baldwin as they are by Biggie and Lil Kim. When she is not frying platanos she is busy hitting life's snooze button.

Twitter: xaymacans

 

Stephanye Watts

As NYC’s biggest fan in the form of the coolest black girl alive, Stephanye’s quest to discover everything dope, cheap, and black+ excellent below 14th Street is chronicled on her site iso14below.com. The Philadelphia native and Clark Atlanta University alum is also the woman behind the world's only R&B trivia night, #RhythmNBodyroll. Her musings on music, art, and culture can also be found at Saint Heron, MySpace, and Slant News.

Twitter: @so14below

Instagram: @iso14below

 

 

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Stephen Kearse
Stephen Kearse is a writer in Washington, D.C. He has previously written for Slate, The Toast, Paste Magazine, and Model View Culture, among other outlets. He irregularly writes about race, music, and movies at The Black Tongue and tweets @black__steve. He declines most brunch invitations.

 

 

 

Terence Trouillot

Terence is an art writer and critic and is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Oral Histories Fellow at BOMB Magazine. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University (2007), and received his MFA degree in Art Writing and Criticism at the School of Visual Arts in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

Kareem Reid 

Kareem is an artist, curator and critic based in London. His work has been featured in several publications and is the host and founder of nightlife event Body Party.

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DéLana R.A Dameron

DéLana R.A. Dameron's second collection of poems Weary Kingdom is forthcoming from University of South Carolina Press in 2017, as part of the Palmetto Poetry Series. Dameron's debut collection How God Ends Us (University of South Carolina Press 2009) was selected by Elizabeth Alexander for the 2008 South Carolina Poetry Book Prize. Recently, she edited a conversation series with Southern Artists around the Charleston Shooting for the Los Angeles Review of Books, and her prose has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and published widely.  A native of Columbia, South Carolina, she currently resides in Brooklyn.

Serubiri Moses

Moses Serubiri is a writer, researcher and curator. He currently works as Research Curator at ANO Center for Cultural Research in Accra, Ghana. His research and curatorial projects include: ‘Life mu City’ (2014) a series of panel discussions on urban language held at the Goethe Zentrum Kampala; the biennial contemporary art festival, KLA ART – UNMAPPED (2014) on urban mapping and social classification in Uganda. As research intern for C& – Contemporary And, he wrote short essays on African cultural producers on the international art scene. Serubiri is an alumni of the Asiko International Art School, and was awarded the 2015 Stadtschreiber residency at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies.

 

Colony Little

Colony Little is a Los Angeles based writer and founder of Culture Shock Art.  As a Bay Area native and long term Southern California resident, Colony covers emerging contemporary art in California, the aesthetic of urban culture and is a champion of African American art and media.  In 2015 she launched TONDI, a digital exhibition site dedicated to the interconnection between socio-political movements and their impact on creative expression.