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Arts Organizing Think Tank

On a rainy Pittsburgh fall Saturday, Downtown streets shimmered as Professional Black artists gathered at Emerald City on Smithfield Street. The event's Think Tank, was formed under the consultation of Hilombo (Justin Laing) and the African American Leadership Association (Darcel Madkins) and coordinated by Greenwood Plan (Khamil Bailey, Samantha Black, Jazmyne Kenney) and BOOM Concepts (D.S. Kinsel, J. Thomas Agnew), aimed to unravel the path to artistic success in Pittsburgh.

Their mission: to advocate for fair compensation and genuine recognition of Black artists, directly challenging undervaluation and dispelling the myth of the struggling artist. Read More.

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