Kenya Davis-Hayes
Kenya Davis-Hayes

Kenya Davis-Hayes is an associate professor of US History at California Baptist University and studies the imaging of race and its impact on popular culture. Her research has taken her around the world and she has lectured about the politic of American popular culture in universities including the National University of Rwanda, the Beijing Academy of Social Sciences and UNAM in Mexico City. She also serves as an Arnold Schwarzenegger appointee to Cal Humanities the state branch of the National Endowment for the Humanities and is the academic in residence for the Women’s Empowerment Foundation which educates women on topics including body image, women’s rights and international women’s issues. She is currently working on book regarding the history of black women on television during the Civil Rights era.

Recent Articles
The Hybridized Writings of Tisa Bryant
The Hybridized Writings of Tisa Bryant
Author Tisa Bryant's work and pedagogy center around the fluidity of time, space and the meaning of race. Noted for her book, "Unexplained Presence," Bryant can be counted amongst the thriving community of Afrofuturists in Southern California.
Remembering Artist Noah Davis
Remembering Artist Noah Davis
Noah Davis, painter, installation artist and founder of Los Angeles' Underground Museum died recently at the age of 32. Known for his figurative paintings, Davis strived to convey the everyday lives of African Americans outside of popular stereotypes.
Rise: Love, Revolution, and the Black Panther Party
Rise: Love, Revolution, and the Black Panther Party
"Rise: Love. Revolution. The Black Panther Party" is a collection of works inspired by the Black Panther Party's legacy of marrying artwork with modern political consciousness.
Herman Sillas' Art and Activism
Herman Sillas' Art and Activism
Chicano activist and attorney Herman Sillas' paintings are pictorial memoirs of a witness to social change in 1960s Chicano Los Angeles.
Cameras d'Afrique: Indie Films of West Africa
Cameras d'Afrique: Indie Films of West Africa
LACMA's Caméras d'Afrique film festival highlights how West Africans view themselves, allowing for their own self-definition after centuries of misunderstanding.
Uncovering the Hidden Treasures of the LAUSD Archives
Uncovering the Hidden Treasures of the LAUSD Archives
The Los Angeles Unified School District Art and Archive Collection houses precious works of art and artifacts that were gifted over the span of 150 years.
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