BHM Collective Highlight

Month of February 2021  

    We are featuring the historical Black Art Collective “AfriCOBRA” aka The African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists. The collective initially called themselves “COBRA” but as the awareness of their identity as Black people developed they affirmed their African heritage by adapting their name to “AfriCobra.”

A defining collective within the “The Black Arts Movement” AfriCOBRA was birthed from the South Side of Chicago in 1968, AfriCobra was sometimes referred to as the “Black Panthers of Art '' because of their willingness to create a reality outside of the one that attempted to oppress Black people.