Art & Isms

Migration & murals with Layqa Nuna Yawar

Dec 3, 2018
Layqa Nuna Yawar



Layqa Nuna Yawar is a global muralist and founder member of Young New Yorkers, an art program that helps teenagers stay out of jail.  He explains why he does this work and its relationship to his own migrant experiences and heritage.

Representation through design with Kyemah McEntyre

Nov 26, 2018
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Kyemah McEntyre is a 21-year-old mixed artist, fashion designer, and fine artist from East Orange, New Jersey, who is most well known for going viral on social media when she made and wore an African print prom dress she designed in 2015.  She reflects on that experience and talks about how her art focuses on black empowerment and representation, and what it was like to have her designs worn by ex-3LW member Naturi Naughton, Tyra Banks and most recently, Janet Jackson. 

Empowment & expression with Shane "Haze" Fuller

Nov 19, 2018
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  Shane “Haze” Fuller is a musician, community organizer, and co-founder of a Newark non-profit organization called Them Cloud Kids who is passionate about youth empowerment and self-expression. Fuller analyzes his music and talks about his non-profit.

Debating Poetry with Newark Author Jasmine Mans, on the New Podcast 'art & isms'

Nov 12, 2018
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On this episode of art & isms, Jasmine Mans — an internationally known poet and author from Newark, N.J. — recites and explains a poem, talks about her relationship to the city of Newark, reflects on what she learned on the speech and debate team in high school, and explains one of her most controversial poems, “Footnotes for Kanye.”

Mans is hosting free poetry workshops for teens and young adults at the Newark Public Library through Dec. 5.