On the latest episode of America Black Journal, we take a closer look at the importance and impact of African-American art on the American economy and culture. Stephen Henderson talks to photographic artist Asia Hamilton, painter Desiree Kelly, and Painting with a Twist owner Michelle Lewis.

American Black Journal airs Sundays at 9:30 a.m., repeating on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. on Detroit Public Television.

Featured Image: Still I Rise, portrait of  Maya Angelou constructed of over 2000+ buttons and jewels by Desiree Kelly