J usticeAid believes in justice and the power of art to bring us together in the fight for a more equitable nation and world. This year, in parallel with our fundraising for Black Voters Matter, each month we will highlight Black artists in order to uplift those whose voices have been muted, and whose visions can help us all see ourselves as we really are, and as we could be.
Congratulations to Samara Joy and Robert Glasper—2023 Grammy Award winners and JusticeAid concert artists!
The passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 represented not the culmination of the Civil Rights Movement, but the beginning of a new, crucial chapter. Nowhere was this next battle better epitomized than in Lowndes County, Alabama, a rural, impoverished county with a vicious history of racist terrorism.
Charly Palmer is an American fine artist, illustrator, and graphic designer whose body of work focuses on documenting visual narratives of the African American experience. In his limited-edition work, Voting Line, he pays tribute to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the importance of voting in our community. Palmer has long dealt with themes surrounding social justice and civil rights. A resident of Atlanta, see Palmer’s portfolio and events here.
“Art should change the temperature in the room.”
Jelani Cobb: Dean, Columbia Journalism School and staff writer for The New Yorker
Photo: Oregon State Univ.,Jelani Cobb, Creative Commons
What We Talk About When We Talk About Reparations
By Jelani Cobb
Read the article in The New Yorker.
The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker
Edited by Jelani Cobb and David Remnick
A collection of The New Yorker‘s groundbreaking writing on race in America—including work by James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hilton Als, Zadie Smith, and more—with a foreword by Jelani Cobb. More.