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Decades after the end of colonization, Western nations are still not budging when it comes to the repatriation of stolen art. Exploited countries still have to beg richer ones to give back their looted treasures – or worse, shamefully agree to a temporary loan-back. The illicit global trade in stolen antiquities and other works of art is worth an estimated …

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El Raval, Barcelona On a mission, we wondered for a few hours through a section of Barcelona considered the most dangerous. Some local say it’s even worse than The Bronx, and with an estimated 25 reported robberies per day, they may have a point. But nobody robs a graffiti art aficionado from New York City of the chance to check …

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The live mural art competition sponsored by Global Artists Coalition and Bushwick Market took place in the heart of the world famous Bushwick Outdoor Art Exhibition outside the Bushwick Market in Brooklyn. Educating through the power of art, culture and music Global Artists Coalition (GAC) is a nonprofit organization based in New York City dedicated to promoting public awareness, understanding …

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Valtonyc said he was being made “a political prisoner,” an assertion not easily refuted given Spain’s history with fascist dictators. It’s hard everywhere to be a politically outspoken rapper. But in Spain, a growing fanbase might just cost you your freedom. Ask the rapper Josep Miquel Arenas, known as Valtonyc, who saw his sentence of three and a half years …

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There has been a noticeable increase in anti-government slogans and messages promoting civil disobedience and rebellion appearing in Barcelona graffiti in recent years. Sparked by a rift between the Catalan people and national Spanish Government, the conflict dates back hundreds of years with a long list of martyrs. The stakes increased exponentially last week when  protests erupted in Catalonia, after …

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The ancient Roman mosaics found at the Ruins of Empúries are as timeless as they are beautiful. Vibrant and intricate, these geometric patterns are the descendants of an art legacy that has transformed floors and walls for thousands of years. Mosaic art dates back to the dawn of human civilization in Mesopotamia, where artisans hand-crafted and assembled small pieces of …

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Barcelona’s best art exhibition might actually be hidden during working hours. But it’s certainly no secret. Savvy shop owners commission talented street artists to turn the drabbest of doorways into eye-catching murals that promote their businesses. We discovered in the back alleys and side streets of Barcelona there is a thriving street art scene that comes to life only when …

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Standardized and Make Financial Literacy Education A Core Requirement in U.S. Public School Education. Nearly half of Americans don’t expect to have enough money to retire comfortably. Credit card debt has reached its highest point ever. Forty percent of Americans can’t afford a $400 emergency expense. Given the above statistics, it might not be surprising that nearly two-thirds of Americans can’t pass a basic test …

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Let’s face it, it’s no fun being broke and it doesn’t help matters when we hear songs on the radio or see music videos about the cribs artists’ own, the cars they buy, and the vacations they take. But where does the fantasy end and the reality begin? Hip Hop is entertainment and we come to realize that these larger-than-life …

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Here’s what onsite managers from Columbia University School of Social Work Achievement Initiative said about our workshop: “Students were engaged through out the entire workshop, evident in the number of questions asked by students. Our students don’t ask questions if they are not engaged.” “Students really liked the financial literacy booklets!” “We (onsite managers) were also engaged. Very knowledgeable” Harlem, …

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The groundbreaking Chase Your Dreams – Hip Hop Financial Literacy Workshop developed through a grant from JPMorgan Chase Foundation was an epic response to the ongoing financial literacy crises that …

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Developed through a grant from JPMorgan Chase Foundation, this course will walk you through the secrets to being young and money wise. How to manage money and grow savings when …

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What does it mean to be young-money wise? Ans. To be schooled on how money works! Most likely your here for one of two reasons: one, your young and yet …

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While the Financial Literacy Online Workshop for teens and young adults is a great resource for personal financial education you might be wondering how it all works. It’s an unfortunate …

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Start with a collective of like-minded digital marketers, creative designers and tech savvy gurus that want to help. We offer a range of skill-sets and services to improve digital experiences for …

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The digital divide is real.  If you don’t have the money for design school, missing out on a promising graphic design career is a real possibility. Fortunately, it’s not the …

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We took our love for ancient mysteries and beautiful places to the Aegean, a fourteen hour plane ride from New York City to the magical island of Santorini, touching down …

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The invitational outdoor mural art competition will take place this Spring and Summer in the heart of the world famous Bushwick Outdoor Art Exhibition outside the Bushwick Market on June …

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On March 24, 2018, the kids and families of the March For Our Lives movement took to the nation’s streets to demand that gun safety be made a top priority …

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 “I was given two years and 10 months only because I painted Turkish flags on destroyed buildings. However, they caused this. I only painted it.” Her troubles began with a …

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