New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Friday that, in recognition of the city’s black and brown artists, the city has dedicated $7.2 million in bond funding to public art, and has already purchased over 60 pieces of work created by local black artists.

On Friday, just in time for Juneteenth, Cantrell attended the unveiling of the most recent of these sculptures: a giant afro pick with a black power fist on the handle.

This is what’s going to replace all of those offensive sculptures that have been taken down.

They put up a giant hair pick in time for Juneteenth but rallied to have the actual Emancipation Monument in Washington, D.C. removed.


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