When businesses boarded up windows in Kalamazoo, Michigan, an art teacher didn't see destruction she saw a blank canvas. Mandy Clearwaters had her students create works of art with powerful messages to help brighten the neighborhood. "The goal was to help our community during this tough time," said 11 year-old Darek J Roberts, who painted a Black boy walking outside. He wants people to look at his artwork and see the "beauty of Black people and nature and how we can share it peacefully."
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