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Entrée to Black Paris · 4d ago

Homage to Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937)

Henry Ossawa Tanner is considered to be the quintessential African-American artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A large part of his legacy stems from his life and work in France.In homage to him, I am sharing a few lesser known facts ab...
Entrée to Black Paris · 1W ago

I Am Not Your Negro Takes Paris by Storm

Raoul Peck's 94-minute documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, debuted in Paris last week and is...
Entrée to Black Paris · 2W ago

Creole Cuisine at the Foire de Paris

The Académie de l'Art Culinaire du Monde Créole hosted an all-day event featuring Creole cuisine at the Foire de Paris (Paris Fair) last week. MC Laura provided lively commentary as various local chefs prepared recipes for foods and beverages before ...
Entrée to Black Paris · 3W ago

New Soul Food - The Food Truck

Back in January, I wrote a blog post about the state of "Soul Food in Paris.”I indicated that several establishments are now labeling their cuisine as soul food and briefly described three o...
Entrée to Black Paris · 1M ago

Jacqueline Woodson - 2017 American Library in Paris Fellow

On Wednesday, April 19, a standing room only crowd gathered to hear Jacqueline Woodson speak at the American Library in Paris.Woodson is the Library's 2017 Visiting Fellow. She is the ninth in a line of distinguished professionals who have come to P...
Entrée to Black Paris · 1M ago

Picasso at the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

Organized by the Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac in collaboration with the Musée National Picasso-Paris, Picasso Primitif endeavors to examine the relationship between "primitive" art and the art of Pablo Picasso. The exhibition consists of mo...
Entrée to Black Paris · 1M ago

Name Change for an Historic Afro-Caribbean Night Spot

In September 2016, I wrote about the impending relaunch of the Bal Colonial, which was com...
Entrée to Black Paris · 1M ago

Atelier Lea Lund and Erik K - Open for Business!

I first met Lea Lund and Erik K. at the African Stories exhibition at the Mu Gallery in January 2017.The dynamic couple informed me that they'd soon be opening an atelier in the 11th arrondissement and promised to keep me informed. They were true to...
Entrée to Black Paris · 2M ago

Anna Julia Cooper - First African American to Earn a Ph. D. at the Sorbonne

As the end of Women's History Month rapidly approaches, I thought it would be fitting to write an article about a phenomenal woman who is a major figure in the history of African Americans in Paris. Her name is Anna Julia Cooper.Anna Julia Cooper in...
Entrée to Black Paris · 2M ago

Dr. Lee Ransaw's French-inspired Art

As a professor of art at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Lee A. Ransaw developed an honors course called "The Arts of the Harlem Renaissance." Students had to have an accumulative “B” average to enroll. They were required to do extensi...