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Ebony and Topaz

Ebony and Topaz was started in 1927, and featured essays, art, and poetry—nothing so dissimilar from Opportunity. It was likely because of the audience, argues art historian Caroline Goeser. While Opportunity explicitly tried to be a bridge toward racial equality, Ebony and Topaz was designed to “express a variety of creative responses to African American culture without the burden of appealing to a wide readership.” Johnson wanted to let the readers decide which pieces resonated and how. His hands-off approach to editing let “the writings and art of his contributors to evince a variety of themes.”

(via JSTOR Daily)

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LEGO®’s first-ever kid creative director is Lil Bit Saucy

Lil Bit Saucy

The 12-year-old rapper and rising star has been hired as the first-ever Kid Creative Director for LEGO Group, where she will join nine other young creatives through the company’s Kids Creative Studio.

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36 Days of Type: Hip Hop Edition by Nadina Ali

Super dope art from Nadina!

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Anim’Archive

An archive Tumblr of anime/manga/game-related material scans from the late ’70s to the early ’00s.

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