We live in times where funding for arts, culture and activism are on the chopping blocks- left to the people to sustain, continue and keep alive. I know there are many causes and organizations out there vying for your time and attention and money, but this is one I know firsthand is truly all it says it is. The Black Documents celebration of great contemporary photographer Jamel Shabazz is just one of many presentations put on by Ron Kavanaugh all year long in New York City and beyond.
Practically a one-man show with some volunteers and grant money, Literary Freedom Project and Mosaic Literary Magazine remain two of the final bastions of recognition and applause for far too many of our Black writers, artists and photographers in America. Their number of magazine issues, conferences and social media engagement to celebrate us is practically unprecedented in these times. This major presence in New York City picks up where other media do not bother to go.
I wished we lived in a world where people cared about this necessary and pivotal work as much as Hollywood gossip, viral videos and witch hunts. We don’t, so please take a moment to show you care for this. Enough people have already donated to almost make Black Documents happen and keep Mosaic magazine thriving. Please donate to the fund or subscribe to Mosaic today.
Thank you everyone.