In Conversation: Frazier, Cobb, Hasan, and Moten

LaToya Ruby Frazier with Shea Cobb, Amber Hasan, and Fred Moten

From Flint, Michigan, artists, activists and founders of The Sister Tour, Amber Hasan and Shea Cobb use their personal lives and encounters with the water crisis to serve as a catalyst to help, serve and support teens and women to harness their creative strength in the midst of chaos from Flint, Michigan to Puerto Rico. Fred Moten is Professor in the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Moten teaches courses and conducts research in black studies, performance studies, poetics and critical theory. He is author of many titles, most recently a three-volume collection of essays whose general title is consent not to be a single being (Duke University Press, 2017, 2018). They join LaToya Ruby Frazier in conversation.


Courtesy of: Gavin Brown’s enterprise

In Conversation: Healthcare and Access

Latoya Ruby Frazier, Dr. Esa Davis, Rev. Kyndra Frazier and Gabriel Mendes, PHD

LaToya Ruby Frazier joins Dr. Esa Davis, Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science at The University of Pittsburgh and a board-certified practicing family physician with a focus in women’s health who has investigated the perinatal, cultural and behavioral factors associated with racial and socioeconomic disparities in obesity among women; Rev. Kyndra Frazier, lead innovator of Harlem’s HOPE Center and Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem; and Gabriel N. Mendes, Ph.D., author of Under the Strain of Color: Harlem’s Lafargue Clinic and the Promise of an Antiracist Psychiatry (Cornell University Press, 2015), and Associate Director of Public Health Programs at the Bard Prison Initiative, for a special conversation on health care and access from Braddock to Harlem.

Courtesy of: Gavin Brown’s enterprise

Grand-Hornu presents: And From The Coaltips A Tree Will Rise

“Et des terrils, un arbre s’élèvera”… c’est le nom d’une expo photo proposée au MAC’s pour le moment. Vous l’aurez compris, cette exposition est en lien avec le passé minier de notre région. Les photos sont celles d’une artiste américaine, LaToya Ruby Frazier. Il y a quelques mois, elle a rencontré d’anciens mineurs du Borinage et leurs familles. Accompagnée d’une interprète, elle a écouté leur histoire et les a pris en photos. Lors du vernissage de l’exposition ce week-end, ces familles boraines ont pu découvrir en primeur le travail de l’artiste.

“And From The Coaltips A Tree Will Rise” … is the name of a photo exhibition proposed to the MAC’s for the moment. You will understand, this exhibition is in connection with the mining past of our region. The photos are those of an American artist, LaToya Ruby Frazier. A few months ago, she met former miners from Borinage and their families. Accompanied by an interpreter, she listened to their story and took pictures. At the opening of the exhibition this weekend, these borane families were able to discover the work of the artist.

Courtesy of: TéléMB

EXPO LaToya Ruby Frazier : le projet

Joanna Leroy, Co-manager of the cultural department at the Museum of Contemporary Arts of Wallonia-Brussels, provides commentary on LaToya Ruby Frazier’s exhibition titled Et des terrils, un arbre s’élèvera [And From the Coal Tips a Tree Will Rise] on view from 19 February to 21 May 2017.

Courtesy of: Musée des Arts Contemporains de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

How I Got Over: Vision and Justice in Racialized America

Hosted by Rebecca Carroll
WNYC producer for special projects on race
Friday, December 09, 2016

For all the pain, anxiety and devastation caused by the widely circulated video footage of black lives being literally extinguished, we are also bearing witness to a pronounced moment of black cultural ascension.

Photographers LaToya Ruby Frazier and Carrie Mae Weems, with Harvard University art history professor Sarah Lewis, engage in a discussion on celebrating and advancing visual literacy around race, and what it feels like to be American and black during this dichotomous time of triumph and tragedy.

Courtesy of: The Green Space at WNYC

Brilliant photographer captures daily life during the Flint water crisis

In a short film by Frazier titled Flint is Family, Shea Cobb, a 32-year-old mother and lifelong Flint resident, explains how ordinary tasks like brushing teeth and planning dinner have been complicated by lead-poisoned water. A singer, songwriter, and poet, Cobb patches together a series of jobs — bus driving and hair braiding — to make ends meet for her family. It’s a job made more arduous when the water is poisoned. “It’s the hustle that gets us through,” Cobb says.

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By Aura Bogado

Courtesy of: Grist.org and ELLE.com