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How disruption and venture capital can reinvent media entrepreneurship.

As a media entrepreneur and journalist, I obsessively trail behind stories long after the initial buzz subsides. When the topic concerns the very industry in which you work, as with any lede you are pursuing, “seeing it through” is inevitable. This particular story’s foundation began to unfold several weeks ago when fashion historian Shelby Christie recounted her Vogue magazine and Condé Nast experiences on Twitter. The fashion publication has a known history of racism, unethical labor practices, classism, and toxic workplace culture — at the center of it all is Anna Wintour, the three-decade reigning Editor-in-Chief of Vogue. She is…

This story was originally published on Quaint Revolt online.

Week one of quarantine is nearly over.

The administration finally declared a state of emergency in response to the Coronavirus outbreak, Americans have been in a sheer panic ever since. And rightfully so. As stocks continue to plummet while businesses shut their doors, we are forced to also reconcile the systemic failures causing poor management of this crisis. Faults such as our primitive, unprincipled healthcare system; the contentious wage inequality and economic warfare ravaging the poor and middle classes. In a matter of days, this health scare has exposed the dangers…

By Floyd Hall for Quaint Revolt magazine published on 12–23–2019.

When the world is not enough.
When the world is not enough.
When the world is not enough.
Then, Nevermore.

Hebru Brantley is an inventor of worlds. While his primary medium of choice over much of the past decade has been painting, Brantley has used much of the space in his canvases to create an alternate universe where Black culture is centered with provocative energy and playful, elegant sensibilities. From collaborating with Nike or Hublot to having his work collected by renowned celebrities like Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and LeBron James, Brantley…

By Kay-Ann Henry for Quaint Revolt.

Overcoming hardships is a theme that’s central to the Black experience. Anywhere in the diaspora, you can find narratives from artists, writers, scholars, and everyday folks illustrating how one attempts to find personal and collective liberation. Though arguably, one could say that we have not reached the destination that is freedom, but the quest to attain it allows for healing through storytelling that extends to ourselves and future generations. “What Carried Us Over: Gifts from Gordon Bailey”, currently on show at the Perez Art Museum until April 2020, is a myriad of works by…

In the ideal Caribbean future, its people aren’t plagued by their troubles but rather heroes in their own story.

By Kay-Ann Henry for Quaint Revolt.

All over the world, spaces with concentrated levels of culture and history still suffering the effects from colonization and present-day social turmoil will lay ground plans as to how said space can be one that survives in a new era. This is the question “The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art” — showing at the Perez Art Museum in Miami — aims to answer. …

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