via BlackAmericaWeb/TheGrio: Remember the little girl who was mesmerized by the  portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama? Well, she finally got to meet her idol in person on Tuesday, as the sweet moment between the two was captured on camera. “Parker, I’m so glad I had the chance to meet you today (and for the dance […]

It’s hard to believe that just eight years ago, America was waiting with similarly bated breath to find out whether or not a certain senator from Illinois would become the next president of the United States. And, of course, whether or not we would be blessed with Michelle Obama as our FLOTUS. Over the course of […]

Portraits of Texas megachurch pastor Joel Osteen and other evangelical Christian leaders have been removed from a public library in Grayson, Ga., after a complaint by a Jewish woman over the exclusively Christian nature of the paintings, all done by a Christian artist. The portraits were part of an art showing, where local painters were […]

Almost three months after the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, Ebony magazine commissioned artist Shepard Fairey, who gained fame in 2009 with his President Barack Obama’s “Hope” poster, to illustrate the teen. Fairey took to his blog to explain the inspiration behind the portrait. “I have followed Trayvon’s case closely and I think […]

titled “Michelle O.” was painted by New York-based Mickalene Thomas, who is also African-American and is part of the “Americans Now” exhibition at the Smithsonian. Thomas is the first artist to paint an individual portrait of the country’s first African-American First Lady. The exhibition features portraits of famous names in business, government and the arts. […]