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Makeda Easter

An African American woman with braids

Makeda Easter is an award-winning journalist based in Los Angeles. Much of her work explores the intersection of the arts and identity. She previously worked as a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times.

An African American woman with braids
A wooden shadowbox diorama with four miniature Black men on horseback. They're all wearing cowboy hats and cowboy attire. Behind them is a miniature white fence with various skin-toned dots painted onto the back of the shadowbox, implying a crowd of people beyond. Gold, sparkly block letters read, "Compton Cowboys."
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Artbound

How One Woman’s Miniatures Are Helping Tell Powerful Black Stories

A self-taught folk artist, Karen Collins and her collection of miniatures tell important stories about the struggles and triumphs of the Black community.
Vintage cassette tapes all strewn in one pile.
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Artbound

The Meaning of a Mixtape: How Musical Compilations Elevate Overlooked Communities

In Los Angeles, compilations are windows into the Latinx music landscape, spanning rock, punk, disco and soul, genres and cultures that have often been marginalized or ignored in mainstream media.
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