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  • Adoria Maxberry

The Time is Now

Updated: Jul 5, 2020

We all have felt the palpable tension from the recent happenings. The sense of urgency to do something, anything we can do to address the blatant injustices we are seeing. A couple of weeks ago, we as artists picked up our paintbrushes and took our protests to the street. Our list of demands are displayed for the city to see. We simply want what you want. What isn’t simple is how we get there.


Breaking down years of systemic inequalities, hatred and abuse isn’t an easy task, but it is a necessary one. We have time, we will make time. As a black mother of three and wife, I refuse to see another one of us become a hashtag or a chanted name in a protester’s rhyme. No, I don’t want anyone to have to “say their name” because I want to see an end to this disgusting treatment of the backbone of this country.

It is time for each of us to think about what gifts, talents, passions we can use to help make a difference and begin operating in them. This is only the beginning, and I know change will come. I can feel it. Join me as we create space to make our dreams of a beautiful future our present reality. Let’s watch Black Art Speak.

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