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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… Read more »

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… Read more »