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Music of Black Power

Tune in to songs about black empowerment chosen by Darcus Beese, President, Island Records, in this exclusive response to Soul ...


Bethann Hardison on art, race and power dressing

Brooklyn-born fashion activist Bethann Hardison discusses colonialism and cultural appropriation, from Van Dyck to Victoria's Secret

Solange Knowles Ferguson on Black identity

The American singer-songwriter explores Black womanhood, inspired by the artwork of Betye Saar

Artists In the Collection


Uzo Egonu


Lorna Simpson

born 1960

Jason Evans

born 1968

Art In The Collection



Isaac Julien: 'I'm interested in poetry'

The British filmmaker and installation artist presents three key examples of his work


Dayanita Singh

Photographer Dayanita Singh explains how her photography books are like sculptures


A Diamond in A Box by Andy Mundy-Castle

Abstract painter William T Williams gives a sneak-peak into his Manhattan and Connecticut studios


Meeting Lorraine by Zawe Ashton

Filmmaker and actress Zawe Ashton visits artist Lorraine O’Grady in New York City

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The Black Flamingo Zine

View a selection of writing and art submissions exploring identity, especially that of LGBT+ and BAME individuals

How To

How to start a movement

Passionate about a cause and want to make a difference? Get mobilised with nine steps to starting your own movement ...

Look Closer

Explore From Tarzan to Rambo

Exploring how Sonia Boyce explores her own sense of self in relation to media images of blackness and whiteness in ...

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Kids visit Soul of a Nation

Watch kids exploring the Soul of a Nation exhibition and find out more about art in the age of Black ...

Dig Deeper


Family Jules: NNN (No Naked Niggahs) 1974 by Barkley L. Hendricks

Offering the first in-depth study of this key nude portrait by Barkley L. Hendricks, this In Focus is enriched throughout ...

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The Other Story and the Past Imperfect

The Other Story, 1989, the first retrospective exhibition of British African, Caribbean and Asian modernism, was received with derision and ...

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Artists' Voices Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold talks about her painting American People Series #20: Die 1967

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Wigphrastic – after Ellen Gallagher Ellen Gallagher at Tate Modern

Poet Terrance Hayes responds to the work of Ellen Gallagher