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Iconic ‘Sugar Shack’ Painting By The Late, Great Ernie Barnes Sells For $15.3 Million

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Iconic ‘Sugar Shack’ Painting By The Late, Great Ernie Barnes Sells For $15.3 Million

The sale is a new record for the popular artist! The iconic Sugar Shack painting by legendary artist Ernie Barnes has sold for  $15.3 million, Deadline reports. The Sugar Shack is a painting by former professional football player turned artist, Ernie Barnes. The work has become a cultural staple in Black American culture, featured in the opening and closing credits of Norman Lear’s hit 1970's sitcom Good Times and as Marvin Gaye’s album cover for his 1976 release I Want You. Now the painting has been sold at Christie’s auction house in New York for nearly $15.3 million.  #AuctionUpdate Ernie Barnes ‘The Sugar...

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Howard University Announces Historic Acquisition Of Gordon Parks Photographs

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Howard University Announces Historic Acquisition Of Gordon Parks Photographs

It’s one of the most comprehensive collections of Parks’ work. Howard University just announced a historic acquisition of Gordon Parks photos spanning five decades.  Howard University and The Gordon Parks Foundation have announced a new acquisition by the HBCU that include 252 photographs from the late photographer spanning his five-decade career. The collection, a mix of gifts and purchases, will be housed in the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center and features some of Parks’ earliest work from the 1940s through the 1990s. It is one of the most comprehensive collections of the study of Parks’ life and work and is an extension of the foundation’s...

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Greenwood Acquires Private National Club The Gathering Spot In Black-Owned Business Merger

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Greenwood Acquires Private National Club The Gathering Spot In Black-Owned Business Merger

This is a game-changer! Greenwood, Inc. has acquired private national club, “The Gathering Spot,” in a one-of-a-kind Black-owned business merger, Businesswire reports.  Greenwood, a digital banking platform for Black and Latino individuals and business owners, is expanding their footprint, recently acquiring The Gathering Spot (TGS), a national private membership network that caters to Black professionals. TGS has more than 12,000 members that span the industry, representing companies that include Apple, Goldman Sachs, Meta, NAACP, Revolt, Truist and Spotify. Alongside Greenwood’s thousands of account holders with an onboarding waitlist in the hundreds of thousands, combined the two companies boast a community...

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Limited Series Based On Toni Morrison’s ‘Sula’ In Development At HBO

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Limited Series Based On Toni Morrison’s ‘Sula’ In Development At HBO

This is going to be powerful! A limited series based on Toni Morrison’s “Sula” novel is in development at HBO, Deadline reports. Sula is a limited series slated at HBO from writer Shannon M. Houston (Lovecraft Country) and Stephanie Allain’s (Dear White People) Homegrown Pictures. Houston previously worked as a pop culture writer and TV and film critic. She sold a pilot to Amazon that kicked off her work on several popular shows including Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere and HBO Max’s Station Eleven. Now she’s partnering with Homegrown, a production company dedicated to creating content about women and people of...

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Anthony Anderson Achieves Dream And Graduates From Howard University

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Anthony Anderson Achieves Dream And Graduates From Howard University

It's a full circle moment! According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Anthony Anderson graduated this weekend from Howard University with a bachelor of fine arts degree. The veteran actor left college nearly three decades ago, dropping out due to financial constraints. Despite achieving success in the entertainment industry and becoming a notable star, Anderson still decided to return to school to earn his degree, something he said has been a long time coming.  This past weekend, he finally earned that long-awaited accomplishment, graduating with a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts. Anderson...

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