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"Clutch is not a site only for “progressive” HETEROSEXUAL black women. Clutch is a site for ALL black women, whether gay, straight, bi, tri…whatever label you want to wear, we support it. We’re not here to judge the way our readers live their lives, but things we won’t tolerate include homophobic comments and emails. Although we can’t control the “anonymous” emails, this will be the first and last response to them."

Yesha Callahan @ Clutch letting some sisters KNOW that Clutch is about ALL Black women not just the straight sisters.

This is the essence of being a #Blackgirlfromthefuture. We say uncomfortable things to each other in a nice way, because shit needs to be said if we are going to be able to live and work together. #Ummhmm. I mean dammn gina, White racism do BE enough to contend with no?!?!?!….I am totally want to use this quote, with her permission of course, for my doc..#ummhmmm #crosses fingers

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beyondthevisualrainbow:

The piece is called Beyond the Visual Rainbow. It’s about 50 feet long. The base structure is chicken wire. Attached to the chicken wire are (probably hundreds) of different pieces of cut fabric. I have also attached other found (mostly metal) objects along the middle of the piece. The piece will be installed in the Deanwood Recreation Center Library, located in NE Washington, DC in January 2013. Currently, the piece is hung in my home it literally lines the majority of the right side of my apartment. Can’t lie I am going to miss when it is gone. The piece gives of a tremendous amount of energy!     

beyondthevisualrainbow:

The piece is called Beyond the Visual Rainbow. It’s about 50 feet long. The base structure is chicken wire. Attached to the chicken wire are (probably hundreds) of different pieces of cut fabric. I have also attached other found (mostly metal) objects along the middle of the piece. The piece will be installed in the Deanwood Recreation Center Library, located in NE Washington, DC in January 2013. Currently, the piece is hung in my home it literally lines the majority of the right side of my apartment. Can’t lie I am going to miss when it is gone. The piece gives of a tremendous amount of energy!     

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youngblackandvegan:

hellokronickesha:

Afro puffs are funn! :p

adorbz

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youngblackandvegan:

black—lamb:

these photos were taken earlier this year when I attended school in Tennessee (my 4th year to be exact)

I don’t know if you can tell but I was very sad at the time…

Sad is actually an understatement… I never would have guessed I would be sleeping in my car and in hotels all while trying to get my education at a place that literally hated me… Or the idea of what I represented.

This piece, “Overhead” was one done in response to being told “create a work about how you are feeling”

At the time I felt so empty and lonely that it physically hurt…

"Overhead" represents the idea of a dark cloud overtaking a persons’ life… How the feelings of sadness can have a physical weight of it’s own… A presence if you will…

I spent 5 days/nights (even after the piece was due) to finish this room sized installation. It consisted of over 500 fishing lines attached to a 15 x 20 ft grid and pounds of scrap bubble wrap …
I did not finish the piece on time even when I asked for an extension… I just wanted to do my best..in my mind, it would all pay off…

It didn’t. My professor: a racist homophobic sexist conservative man took it as his opportunity to put me in my place… To break me… At the end of the year he failed me….an advanced sculpture student who had always made A’s and who had received scholarships for my work…

Fast forward to now… I wish I could have told the person I was a couple months ago that everything was going to be ok…

I’m now in NYC. Things are not perfect but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Tennessee broke me… But I’m so thankful it did. I was meant to be pushed away from that place.

I’m free.


It was a visual metaphor of how the feeling of sadness

wow. thank you for sharing. this stirred something in me

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kalamu:

INTERVIEW + AUDIO: Warsan Shire -

http://t.co/S83NbBC4IN

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marveloustransformer:

thefinestbitches:

Sanaa Lathan




^ my wife is just absolutely amazing

Life goal.

marveloustransformer:

thefinestbitches:

Sanaa Lathan

^ my wife is just absolutely amazing

Life goal.

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giftedwithmelanin:

kisstellmoveon:

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didi-is-spiffy:

So I came across this twitter page that isn’t only about uplifting white women but completely shitting on black women at the same time and I think it is run by a black man, the name is “No Black Girls” and they tag everything with some variation of “ruin a black girls day”. I don’t know what we black girls did to deserve this type of treatment, like if you love white women whatever do you but there is some very deep hatred here that in EVERY tweet you have to talk about ruining a black girls day, and leads men believe that obviously this is more about hating black women then it is about loving white women, white women here are just the tool or guise used to do it. Why do some black men hate black women so much? I will never understand.

THIS IS SAAD

The self hate here is very strong. I hope these men NEVER reproduce with anyone.

This is disgusting. Black women should be respected and admired. Honestly, if the person who runs that twitter account is a black person, shame on them and shame on their cow. Black men who dislike/hate/shame black women have no self-respect and no self-love, they were brain-washed by white people with a gallon of javel.

Eh…. #blackgirlsarefromthefuture.

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youngblackandvegan:

she’s gorgeous

youngblackandvegan:

she’s gorgeous

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processedlives:

"As a writer of science fiction I was free to imagine new ways of thinking about people and power, free to maneuver my characters into situations that don’t exist…I’ve been told again and again that my characters aren’t "nice." I don’t doubt it. People who must violate their long-held beliefs are rarely pleasant. I don’t write about heroes; I write about people who survive and sometimes prevail."- Octavia Butler quoted in Mixon, “Futurist Woman”

processedlives:

"As a writer of science fiction I was free to imagine new ways of thinking about people and power, free to maneuver my characters into situations that don’t exist…I’ve been told again and again that my characters aren’t "nice." I don’t doubt it. People who must violate their long-held beliefs are rarely pleasant. I don’t write about heroes; I write about people who survive and sometimes prevail."
- Octavia Butler quoted in Mixon, “Futurist Woman”

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blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

Color My Fro: A Natural Hair Coloring Book for Big Hair Lovers of All Ages

31 big-haired fairies, mermaids, warriors, models, cheerleaders, and fierce divas grace the pages of this coloring book celebrating the beauty of black women and natural hair. At each turn of the page, a new natural hair inspired illustration greets you.

The Colorful Adventures of Zoe & Star: An Activity and Coloring Book

Tired of the lack of diversity in children’s coloring books? Meet Zoe and Star, two adventurous African-American girls who just love to have fun! Follow them throughout over 45 fun-filled coloring and activity pages that inspire creativity, promote self-confidence and celebrate diversity.

Crystal Swain-Bates…

holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Florida State University and is an avid world traveler. Crystal is an author and the owner of Goldest Karat Publishing, a boutique publisher of educational non-fiction titles, coloring books, and entertaining children’s books aimed at African-American audiences. Goldest Karat’s goal is to fill the diversity gap in traditional publishing by providing readers with high quality books featuring characters of African descent.

http://crystalswainbates.com/


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