The New Black Code

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Kateria Knows,Astro Logic(Black Business series)

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Watson Mere(Black Business series)

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When did you get your start with Art?

I have been creating art since I was 2 and never really stopped. Through the years my style has changed multiple times but after my parents purchased a desktop computer when I was in middle school I began to experiment with creating art utilizing Microsoft Paint with a mouse and I’ve been using this technique of creation ever since.

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How would you describe your artistic style?

Since I am of Haitian descent my art is naturally colorful. Big hair and African features are seen in mostly all of my pieces. I also try to purposefully instill some form of content to get the viewers imagination going as to what the image means or says to them.

Where do you draw inspiration for your work?

The African diaspora. I take my inspiration from the love, struggles, happiness and pain of people of African descent. Most of my painting are of Black Women and I try my best to display her in her complete beauty, strength, resilience, passion, pride, and sometimes even vulnerable states. I’m also inspired to create an image of people of color that is usually not depicted within mainstream media.

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What was the first art piece you sold?

The first art piece that I ever sold was to a local musician. The piece was of him playing his trumpet and although I didn’t sell it for much it felt gratifying to know that something that I created from a mere thought in my head was worthy of someone spending their hard earned cash on.

What has been your most notable collections?

One of my most notable pieces would be “Something Beautiful”. The piece depicts the side profile of a black woman the locs smelling lilies. Hanging from the woman’s hair is a Klan’s man. The piece has many meaning but one is that truly being at peace and loving your natural self over powers any form of hate. “care Free” is another notable piece. It shows a black couple walking undismayed through a crowd holding signs. The crowd and the signs are somewhat of a time lapse displaying the oppressive words against people of color including modern versions of these signs shown in the front. This piece holds many meaning as well but one of the main is “Same signs different time.” Even the cruelest of these signs were seen as just and normal during their time of existence.

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https://artofmere.com/

Soap Muffin( Black Business series)

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As farmers and gardeners, we are dedicated to creating handmade, high-quality, affordable and unique items for our customers. Our soaps and holistic products are made with only the freshest organic ingredients like buttermilk, Shea Butter and sun-dried herbs. Our mission can be summed up in three simple words: Quality,courtesy and craftsmanship.

So, who are we exactly and why did we choose holistic products?

It all started at the age of ten when a simple case of carsickness and a friend’s recommendation to chew on a piece of ginger sparked an interest in herbs. From there, it progressed from a mild curiousity in Mother Nature to a lifelong study in the miracle of roots and herbs. 

 

Being a holistic practitioner isn’t a choice. It’s a calling.

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With the rising cost of healthcare and the lack of funds due to job loss and company outsourcing, many of us are returning to a simpler time where Nature provided all that you need to live and thrive. You’ll find all natural soaps, cremes, salves and elixirs that will suit your most personal needs made proudly in the U.S.A.

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Come and experience our handmade goat’s milk and aloe based soaps for dry flaky skin. Or try a Peppermint FeelWell Fizzy to help reduce nasal congestion (great for allergy season). Once you’ve tried our products, returning to nature won’t be a choice…it will be your calling.

https://www.soapmuffin.com/

Ancient Aura Jewelry (Black Business series)

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We are a small Black owned ecommerce business located in Queens, New York. Our pieces are inspired by ancient indigenous cultures that created the foundation of spiritual laws of which all various groups still thrive on today. By adorning yourself with these pieces you pay reverence to these ancestors which will allow you will tap into the spirit of their greatness. We also believe that the enchanting affect of these ancient symbols will have a subtle affect on the people unbeknown, & will let others who have the wisdom know that you stand on certain principles which will ultimately garner a high level respect.
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Afr-Letics apparel(Black Business series)

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Afr-letics is an African culture inspired line that combines African history and modern sports logo design. Though not limited to the past, Afr-letics

also features present African influences as well. It’s concept of being connected to historic greatness

that, for some, has

long since been forgotten. Afr-letics strives to cast a reinvigerating historic light on some of

Africas dimly recalled past.

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https://www.afr-letics.com/