Other Works By Gamal Williams

In addition to being a series writer, Gamal C. Williams has also become a staff writer for Huami Magazine. Check out his latest work and read about the amazing people he has had the pleasure of highlighting. 

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How does one turn tragedy into legacy? When the Butler family experienced the tragic murder of her father, the question wasn’t first and foremost in Khadijah Butler’s mind. Craig Butler’s life was an inspiration to Khadijah. Her face lights up when speaking about him. “My father was a family man; he was the life of the party. He was big on having a moral compass, and how my sister and I were to be perceived in the world. He was also a very giving man. He was murdered when I was 19, shot in the groin by a 14-year-old boy over a dispute. Yet, in that short amount of time in my life, he dropped so many jewels on me,” she shares.

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Black artists and their work have long been marginalized as untrained, uneducated, and lesser than their White counterparts.  The terms “Black art” and “Black artists” by definition prove this marginalization.  The artist is seen as Black first, and then through a less than approving lens, their work is viewed in its own little box, unworthy of comparison to the likes of a Rembrandt, a Van Gogh, a Picasso, or a Warhol.  They aren’t seen as impressionists, abstractists, sculptors, cubists, expressionists, or realists.  They are merely Black artists that make Black art that only Black people could understand and appreciate.  Ukwensi Chappel sees art as art.Black artists and their work have long been marginalized as untrained, uneducated, and lesser than their White counterparts.  The terms “Black art” and “Black artists” by definition prove this marginalization.  The artist is seen as Black first, and then through a less than approving lens, their work is viewed in its own little box, unworthy of comparison to the likes of a Rembrandt, a Van Gogh, a Picasso, or a Warhol.  They aren’t seen as impressionists, abstractists, sculptors, cubists, expressionists, or realists.  They are merely Black artists that make Black art that only Black people could understand and appreciate.  Ukwensi Chappel sees art as art.

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