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Christian Robinson fabric
Children's book illustrator and Material Life favorite Christian Robinson has applied his talents to textiles (in collaboration with Cotton + Steel), and now we have even more reason to love him! We picked out a few for ourselves for some special...
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Patrick Kelly Charcoal Gray Contrast Lapel Suit
Sharp, stylish Patrick Kelly charcoal gray suit with contrast top stitching and fully lined. Jacket has asymmetrical collar (one side notched, the other is shawl) and light shoulder pads and three silver ball button closures; pencil skirt with back zip closures. Even...
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Sterling Nefertiti Bracelet
Beautifully rendered, delicate link bracelet featuring profile bust of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. 7 inches including clasp | sterling silver with stamp
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Jackie Ormes mug
Produced by Bitch Media, this sold-out mug was part of their Adventures in Feministory “Groundbreakers” series. Illustration by Andi Zeisler. Jackie Ormes was the first African American woman to be a syndicated cartoonist. Learn more about her from Nancy Goldstein's Ormes biography. 
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Duro Olowu Mixed Print Skirt
Another stunner by the undisputed King of Prints, Nigerian-born and London-based Duro Olowu. Silk & rayon | made in England | size 40 (P/S) | excellent pre-owned condition
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Duro Olowu Silk Blouse
The King of Prints. This gorgeous silk blouse is a masterful pairing of two unlikely and unique patterns in a perfect melange of high style. From the floral print it seems that this is from Olowu's Spring 2014 Pret-A-Porter collection. 100% silk...
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Patrick Kelly Leopard Print Bustier
"I want my clothes to make you smile," the late, Mississippi-born designer Patrick Kelly once said of his creations. Kelly was ahead of his time; the wit, whimsy, history, and humor with which he infused his designs in the 1980s...
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Mimi Plange Elena Blouse
A classic Plange silhouette, this is a beautiful fuchsia pink blouse with slightly cinched waist and balloon sleeves | Size: 2 | 100% Silk
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Becoming//Black by FreeQuency
Becoming//Black is a collection of poems that follows Mwende "FreeQuency" Katwiwa's exploration of Blackness/Black identity after emigrating from Kenya to her diasporic home in the United States. The collection opens with the author's arrival in the United States and features...
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That Was Then: Memories of Cane River by Joseph Moran
Cane River—also known as Isle Brevelle—is reputedly the oldest American settlement founded by and for people of color. Its origins date back to the late eighteenth century when Claude-Thomas-Pierre Metoyer, a French merchant, and his wife Marie Thérèse Coin-Coin, an...
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Beyond Decorum: The Photography of Iké Udé
2000 | paperback | 184 pages From his provocative Cover Girl series featuring photographic portraits of himself on the covers of popular magazines, to his writings on sexuality and identity, the work of Nigerian-born Iké Udé explores a world of...
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If This be Sin by Hazel Newlevant
8.25 x 11 inches | 44 pages | perfect-bound | full color throughout Winner of the 2013 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant If This Be Sin is a collection of comics about queer women expressing themselves through music. It tells...
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Friday Foster comic book #1, 1972
If you've seen the movie with Pam Grier then you're familiar with fashion model turned photographer Friday Foster! Friday Foster was originally an American newspaper comic strip created and written by Jim Lawrence and illustrated by Jorge Longarón. It ran from 1970...
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Stella Jean Swallow wax print shorts
100% cotton with a contrasting waistband and zipper and button closure | Made in Italy | Size: 40 (XS) | Length from the top of the shorts to the bottom on the sides 10.25 inches | Width across the waist on front...
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Jean Bell Playboy Puzzle
Great vintage puzzle in a can of October 1969 Playboy Centerfold Jean Bell. Bell was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended Texas Southern University, and appeared twice in Playboy (1969 & 1979) and once...
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Kehinde Wiley PUMA Windbreaker
In October 2009 PUMA partnered with Kehinde Wiley for the Spring/Summer 2010 PUMA Africa lifestyle collection of apparel, footwear and accessories. The PUMA Africa collection uses seven graphic patterns from Wiley's existing work and integrates them throughout the bright, bold,...
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Strapless Maxi Dress by Stephen Burrows
Vintage 1970s black silk jersey strapless maxi dress by Stephen Burrows World with stripe texture, ruffle around lower waist with signature lettuce hem and tie detail. XS (bust 34 inches; waist 25 inches) | 51 inches | excellent vintage condition
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Suicide Mission Movie Poster by Mr. Brew, Ghana
Original oil painting on cotton cloth (used flour sacks), painted in Ghana, Africa, in used condition. These posters have been folded and rolled and displayed originally in sun, rain, etc. The condition of the posters is an inherent aspect of...
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Woman with Coffee Tray, 1930s
We love all things coffee (which originated in Ethiopia) in New Orleans. Did you know that, by 1840, the port of New Orleans was the world's second biggest coffee importer? Original tan painted wood frame with glass | print signed "Jha" in lower...
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The New Orleans Creole by Dr. Maurice M. Martinez, DVD, 2007
Best documentary [2ND PLACE WINNER]: Cine Noir Film Festival 2007 If the “melting pot” theory ever existed in America, it happened in New Orleans. This presentation examines a group of marginalized mixed-race Americans who are phenotypically both multicultural and multiethnic....
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The Quorum by Dr. Maurice M. Martinez, DVD, 2008
The Quorum: Blacks, Creoles and Whites Arrested in New Orleans for Socializing at a Coffee Shop | A documentary by Maurice M. Martinez and Harriet J. Ottenheimer, Coedited by Bryan Houser In the politically and racially charged atmosphere of the 1960s,...
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Black Creole by Dr. Maurice Martinez, 2018
Black Creole: Too White to be Black, Too Black to be White | Recollections of a Mixed-Race New Orleans Colored Creole In Limbo | 2018 | paperback Seen through the eyes of  native son Maurice M. Martinez, in this firsthand account...
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Mangbetu Woman Carved Bone Brooch
2.25 x 1.5 inches | carved bovine bone Possibly modeled after the iconic "Mangbetu Woman" photographs that began circulating internationally around 1967. A tribe of the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Central Africa, the Mangbetu practiced Lipombo, the art of head elongation that denoted majesty and...
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