Citizenship: Wakanda

When you see me you would know that you saw me
Because she always got on her game and her good shoes...

creativetime:

Just one week ago, the four sites of our Funk, God, Jazz & Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn commissions remained completely empty. (Pictured, from the top: Stuyvesant Mansion, home to Simone Leigh’s Free People’s Medical Clinic, Public School 83, home to Bradford Young’s film installation Bynum Cutler, and one of the historic Hunterfly Road houses at Weeksville, home to Xenobia Bailey’s installation of “funkified” furniture).

Stay tuned this week as the four projects come together in time for this Saturday’s big opening!

cockbarf:

Woke up at 6am today, to go in on my birthday to get all the ‘Fight Back’ shirts printed and shipped out and it feels great, they came out looking fabulous and I can’t wait for people to get their orders and wear em. this was a great 30th bday present to myself.

cockbarf:

Woke up at 6am today, to go in on my birthday to get all the ‘Fight Back’ shirts printed and shipped out and it feels great, they came out looking fabulous and I can’t wait for people to get their orders and wear em.
this was a great 30th bday present to myself.

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blackcontemporaryart:

Kerry James MarshallCrowning Moment, 2014. Acrylic on PVC panel. 23 5/8 x 20 7/8 inches (60 x 53 cm).
 

blackcontemporaryart:

Kerry James Marshall
Crowning Moment, 2014.
Acrylic on PVC panel. 23 5/8 x 20 7/8 inches (60 x 53 cm).

 

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npr:


We’ve Been In ‘The Era Of The Booty’ For A Long Time
“An article that discusses “The Era of the Big Booty,” currying praise and high regard for curves — while erasing the culture that originally brought them to the mainstream — feels like someone saying only these kinds of bodies can receive this kind of praise. America rewards beauty heavily with privilege, promotions and favor. To shut out black women from being able to lay claim to their own features is cruel. To mention Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance, and not even once mention the other “big booties” on stage with her? Hazard a guess as to why.” — Commentator Erika Nicole Kendall on how the history of the full figure far predates J.Lo. 
Photo: kyz/Flickr

npr:

We’ve Been In ‘The Era Of The Booty’ For A Long Time

An article that discusses “The Era of the Big Booty,” currying praise and high regard for curves — while erasing the culture that originally brought them to the mainstream — feels like someone saying only these kinds of bodies can receive this kind of praise. America rewards beauty heavily with privilege, promotions and favor. To shut out black women from being able to lay claim to their own features is cruel. To mention Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance, and not even once mention the other “big booties” on stage with her? Hazard a guess as to why.Commentator Erika Nicole Kendall on how the history of the full figure far predates J.Lo.

Photo: kyz/Flickr

dynamicafrica:

"Black man, you are on your own" - Steve Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977).

September 12th, marks the day South Africa anti-Apartheid activist and Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko was killed in police custody in Pretoria. Biko had been arrested a month earlier in Port Elizabeth where he had been detained and tortured, resulting in him falling into a coma.

Nearly dead and suffering a serious and untreated head injury, Biko was transported to Pretoria by car and died shortly after his arrival at the prison there. Police at the time would claim and broadcast to the world that Biko died due to a hunger strike but an autopsy and photographs taken of Biko postmortem, exposed with the help of journalists Donald Woods and Helen Zille, revealed that he had died as a result of the injuries he sustained whilst in police custody.

Today, nearly 40 years after his death at age 30, we remember a man that fought for an end to the brutality he and countless others suffered and still do today. The fight is far from over.

A luta continua!

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