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"An artist's duty, as far as I am concerned, is to reflect the time." ~ Nina Simone

Art is a powerful tool that is used to reflect our social conditions. Art takes many forms and it is able to convey messages that can lead to change.  Art invokes our imaginations in ways that touch our senses, our spirits and our minds.  We must acknowledge the immense contributions and impact that artist have on social and racial justice issues.


If you are a Black artist of any type, I would like to feature your work here. Please send your contributions to


Freedom - photo by Tara Reddick
Freedom - Photo by Tara Reddick












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Black Artists' Network of Nova Scotia (BANNS)

The Black Artists Network of Nova Scotia (BANNS) is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary arts association that seeks to develop the African Nova Scotian arts community. BANNS works with African Nova Scotian communities around the province to document and present their art and culture stories and to initiate important community arts projects.

Art as activism