Being Richard A. Long - The Life, The Odyssey by Amalia Amaki (a biography of the remarkable art collector and cultural historian); Bearden and Women by Richard A. Long (a discussion of key female figures in the artist’s life); Louis B. Sloan: Always the Return to the Light by David R. Brigham (profile of the brilliant purveyor of 'urbanscapes' and other landscapes); Lowery S. Sims - Following her bliss by John S. Welch (the noted arts administrator comes "home" to curating); Odili Donald Odita - Painting and the Abstract Truth by Lara Taubman (subjectivity in non-figurative art); "Bye-bye, Babar (or: What is an Afropolitan?)" by Taiye Tuakli-Wosornu (the transnational experience of young artists of African descent); An Artist to watch: Maya Freelon by Shahrazad Shareef, Dawoud Bey on the Obama Sitting (the noted photographer on a special shoot); The Healing Power of Creative Community by Heather Ampofo-Anti as told to Deidre R. Gantt (art-assisted recovery from cancer); Remembrances of artist Big Al Carter and photographer Harlee Little by Carol Beane, plus News and Reviews.
Featured artists are: Romare Bearden, Louis Sloan, Odili Donald Odita, Maya Freelon and Al Carter. Other artists in this issue include Lucille (Malkia) Roberts, James E. Lewis, Beauford Delaney, Henry Tanner, William Artis, Samella Lewis, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Beauford Delaney, Alma Thomas, Floyd Coleman, James Wells, Charles Sebree, Frederick Campbell, John Biggers , Enguerrard Gourgue, Wilson Bigaud , Jasmin Joseph, Robert St-Brice, Walter Stuempfig, Sonya Clark, Senam Okudzeto, Santu Mogokeng, Emory Douglas, Herbert Gentry, E. J. Montgomery, Kwabena Ampofo-Anti, Nina Chanel Abney, Mickalene Thomas, Nick Cave, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, Deryl Daniel Mackie, Manual Hughes, Richard Wyatt, Jr., Georgia Papageorge, Richard Ward, William H. Johnson, Enguerrard Gourgue, Wilson Bigaud , Jasmin Joseph, Robert St-Brice,, Nina Buxenbaum, Berni Searle, Carlos Uribe and photographer Eugene Redmond.