“Everything in life is a piece of art” - Kashmir Thompson Kashmir Thompson is shaking up the internet with her graphic design. This young artist moved to Atlanta after graduating from the Cleveland school of Arts where she studied visual communications. Now focused on her graphic design Kashmir’s work is influenced heavily by popular and hip hop culture and if you’re a 90s child there is no doubt you’ll feel a nostalgic longing looking at

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The purity of Jennifer Johns’ voice is never lost within her music. This singer and artist is Oakland born and raised and that Bay Area swagger is present as she performs. Her music is influenced by the African diaspora, hip hop and soul. More than just an entertainer her music speaks to social justice causes and she uses her talent to bring awareness to the issues closest to her heart. It is this commitment to

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Tona Brown is an inspiring figure in many different ways, an accomplished violinist and mezzo-soprano recently made headlines becoming the first trans person to perform for a sitting president as well as the first trans person of color to perform at Carnegie Hall. As evidenced by the title “From Stonewall to Carnegie Hall” this artist doesn’t shy away from activism either, she was recently profiled in The Root as a transgender women using her visibility

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This self-proclaimed Renaissance Man lives up to the title. Like his new podcast says Al Letson does errthang and he does it well. Peabody award-winning radio host, poet, playwright, actor and comic book writer?! When does he sleep? Well this artist with the amazing head of hair is definitely someone you should keep tabs on, after all he is the

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Nia King is a freelance multimedia journalist who is definitely the Next Big Thing in journalism! Her book highlighting Queer and Trans Artist of Color and podcast We Want the Airwaves are captivating and give props to artists who don’t receive nearly enough praise for their work. Shout outs to people whose work you admire? We can definitely get behind that cause! You can subscribe to Nia’s podcast and get her book and zines at

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There's been a lot of talk about the lack of diverse characters in media - especially in comics. Not only is there a lack of women of color in comics, the few featured are highly sexualized. Independent creator Mildred Louis is working to change that. Her webcomic Agents of the Realm is full of beautiful depictions of diverse women of color who are smart and fierce! This commitment to diversity in comics is why we

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