STEREOTYPES SUBVERTED? OR FOR SALE (the debate about African American artists who stereotypically or grotesquely caricature the black figure) by Juliette Harris, The Past is Prologue but is Parody and Pastiche Progress? by Karen C. C. Dalton, Michael D. Harris and Lowery Sims.
Also in this issue: InForming the Visual: RePresenting Women of African Descent by Phyllis J. Jackson, Jazz Albums as Art: Some Reflections by Robert G. O'Meally, The Visual Art of Miles Davis by Joanne Nerlino, News and Reviews: John Biggers Retrospective: Two Venues Two Views by Opal Baker, John Biggers: Gastonia and Boston by E. Barry Gaither, Harlem Renaissance Comes to London by C.T. Woods-Powell, Richard Powell and Michael D. Harris, Afrodisiac: A Taste of Black Erotic Art by Cece Bullard, Tougaloo Art Colony, Should Darktown Comics be Exhibited, Taking Care of Business, An Evening with Michael Ray Charles by Troy Gooden, A Maker of Things Spiritual, Jose Bedia: Spirit Guide by Sheila Walker & Spirit.
Artwork by: Betye Saar, Kara Walker, Michael Ray Charles, Basquiat/Warhol photography, Annie Leibovitz, Joanne Scott, Murry N. Depillars, Joyce J. Scott, Freida High, Robert Colescott, Manuel Hughes, Camille Billops, Angela Franklin, Tom Miller, Wendell Brown, Meta Warrick Fuller, Renee Stout, Carrie Mae Weems, Kira Lynn Harris, Deborah Willis, Faith Ringgold, Renee V. Cox, Clarissa Sligh, Adrian Piper, Pat Ward Williams, Sandra Rowe, Noni Olabisi, Lorna Simpson, Charles Alston, William Steig, Loring Eutemey, Miles Davis, John Biggers, Gwedolyen Auqi, Larry 'Poncho' Brown, Currier & Ives, Willis "Bing" Davis, Jose Bedia, & Richard Wyatt.