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Eso Won Books Writes Its Closing Chapter

Eso Won Books Writes Its Closing Chapter

Eso Won Books, part of the Los Angeles book scene for more than 33 years and one of the country’s most prominent Black bookstores, will close by the end of 2022, co-owner James Fugate confirmed. Independent, Black-owned bookstore Eso Won Books, part of the Los Angeles book scene for more than 33 years, will close by the end of 2022, co-owner James Fugate told PW. Fugate said the same on Tavis Smiley’s June 7 KBLA podcast, after sharing a [Read More...]
Samella Lewis, tireless champion of African American art, dies at 99

Samella Lewis, tireless champion of African American art, dies at 99

  “Art is not a luxury as many people think,” she said. “It is a necessity.” When Samella Lewis began teaching art history in the 1950s and ′60s, Black artists were often shut out of major American museums, passed over in favor of European masters and White abstract expressionists. Artists of color had few opportunities to reach a wide audience, she later recalled, and “there was no African American museum west of the [Read More...]
Actor Hill Harper launches The Black Wall Street platform aimed at empowering investors of color

Actor Hill Harper launches The Black Wall Street platform aimed at empowering investors of color

The Black Wall Street app goes live on June 1 and will offer a digital wallet for peer-to-peer payment and the ability to trade cryptocurrencies. Nearly a century after Black Wall Street — a center of Black business in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, that was destroyed in a racial attack — “The Good Doctor” actor Hill Harper is launching a fintech app of the same name to empower investors of color. The Black Wall Street app [Read More...]