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Detroiter Charles Anthony Johnson debuts new line at NY Fashion Week

The Detroit native is in his final term at the Art Institute of New York, and hopes the fashion industry reps who attended his show will take some interest. Although his ultimate goal is to build his own line, the Charles Anthony Collection to national prominence, he wants to learn more about the industry designing for an established national brand in the near future. ...

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Detroit artist Gilda Snowden joins the ancestors

By Steve Furay Special to the Michigan Citizen Gilda Snowden, a matriarch of the Detroit art world, joined the ancestors Sept. 9 at the age of 60. She died of heart failure. An educator, curator, writer and solo exhibitionist, Snowden touched the lives of many throughout the city with her spirit and her wealth of knowledge. Her memorial was celebrated on Sept. 15 at the James H. Cole Home for Funerals in De ...

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Joining the ancestors: Bill Greaves, prolific filmmaker, dies at 87

A native of Harlem and a prolific filmmaker, William Greaves, once remarked he thought he would be a hurricane in documenting Black history and culture, but settled on the fact he was “only a single rain drop.” That single rain drop made a considerable splash, inspiring hundreds of artists, writers and filmmakers. Greaves, 87, died on Aug. 25 at his home in Manhattan, according to his daughter-in-law Bernic ...

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Black comic convention returns to inspire young artists in metro Detroit

By Steve Furay Special to the Michigan Citizen   Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention returns for its sixth annual gathering Sept. 13 at Youthville Detroit, 7375 Woodward Avenue, for a full day of entertainment and education about the comic book industry and the contributions of Black artists. The convention is one of the largest comic conventions in the nation highlighting Black artists. The itinerary ...

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