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Kenya Davis-Hayes
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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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    "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.
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    Chicano activist and attorney Herman Sillas' paintings are pictorial memoirs of a witness to social change in 1960s Chicano Los Angeles.
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    LACMA's Caméras d'Afrique film festival highlights how West Africans view themselves, allowing for their own self-definition after centuries of misunderstanding.
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    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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    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.
  • Entry
    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.
  • Entry
    "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.
  • Entry
    Chicano activist and attorney Herman Sillas' paintings are pictorial memoirs of a witness to social change in 1960s Chicano Los Angeles.
  • Entry
    LACMA's Caméras d'Afrique film festival highlights how West Africans view themselves, allowing for their own self-definition after centuries of misunderstanding.
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    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.