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Student Artist Creates Conversation with "BLM"

“I feel every [incident of] violence by the police towards a black person that gets documented and failed by the American justice system is directly defining my existence as a black woman in the US,” says artist Nene Diallo. “I didn’t know any of the victims but their stories, unfortunately, are stories that can happen to any black person in the hands of cops.” It was this violence that motivated University of Richmond Visual Media and Art Practices major, Nene Diallo, to create the work “BLM,” which hangs in Manchester’s Brewer’s Cafe.

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