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Mobilize: Beyoncé Made Him Famous, But This is Why You Must Know Laolu Senbanjo

For Afrofuturistic artist and activist, Laolu Senbanjo, art is inexorable. The urge to create is compulsory, as fundamental as breathing. It is with a zealous pursuit of his passion that he has garnered a notable following, which includes influencers like Beyoncé, who commissioned him to paint the body art in her music-film exploration, Lemonade. But his journey as an artist has not been easy, with trials emerging in his home country of Nigeria as well as in the United States. Still, his combination of symbolic cultural elements and modern, interpretive methods has elevated his status as a notable figure in the New York art scene, and his work is challenging the world to question how we think of the term “immigrant.”

Mobilize: Artist Delphine Diallo Speaks on How Her Art Unites All

“People ask me why I only shoot black people, and I say if they think this, they have not looked at my work.” – Delphine Diallo.

The lilting voice of French-Senegalese artist, Delphine Diallo, is immediately calming and provoking at the same time. Like the Kung Fu she practices and the portraits she captures on film, her words hold a quiet power that rumbles beneath the surface.

Mobilize : Speaking Out in Washington DC

Saturday February 4th was the second time citizens came together in the nation’s Capital to voice their frustrations, concerns, and anger at the Immigration ban that has just been set in place. This was the second protest held in Washington, D.C. and consisted of 10,000 people. The protest before that saw a crowd of 20,000, proving that this ban is distressing to a large portion of the population.