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Black Means Forever

blackfashion:

Ghanaian fabric all custom made by my mom ♥
Steph 20, Rubby 21, &  Abby 17
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Aug 21

blackfashion:

Ghanaian fabric all custom made by my mom ♥

Steph 20, Rubby 21, &  Abby 17

Submitted by: ladyabenaa.tumblr.com

blackchildrensbooksandauthors:


Karyn Parson’s Mission to Share the Untold Stories of Black History Heroes
by Jessica Dickerson
Hilary Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air may not have been known as a fierce advocate for education. But the actress who played her sure is. 
Last year, Karyn Parsons — actress, mother, author and amateur historian — founded Sweet Blackberry, a nonprofit devoted to teaching kids about some of the lesser-known figures of black history. The organization publishes books and videos on people like Henry “Box” Brown and Garrett Morgan, and facilitates school visits and children’s workshops centered around promoting ‘creativity, literacy skills and social responsibility.’
Sweet Blackberry recently launched a Kickstarter for its latest project, a short film that will tell the story of Janet Collins, the first African-American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Ballet. Collins, who died in 2003 at age 86, rose to fame despite being shut out of dance theaters that refused to let her perform unless it was in whiteface…The Huffington Post spoke with Parsons about Sweet Blackberry’s history and its mission. As the Sweet Blackberry website proclaims: ‘This culture is American culture; this history is American History’…continue reading HuffPost’s interview with Karyn Parson
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This is incredible. Must-read
Aug 21

blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

Karyn Parson’s Mission to Share the Untold Stories of Black History Heroes

by Jessica Dickerson

Hilary Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air may not have been known as a fierce advocate for education. But the actress who played her sure is.

Last year, Karyn Parsons — actress, mother, author and amateur historian — founded Sweet Blackberry, a nonprofit devoted to teaching kids about some of the lesser-known figures of black history. The organization publishes books and videos on people like Henry “Box” Brown and Garrett Morgan, and facilitates school visits and children’s workshops centered around promoting ‘creativity, literacy skills and social responsibility.’

Sweet Blackberry recently launched a Kickstarter for its latest project, a short film that will tell the story of Janet Collins, the first African-American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Ballet. Collins, who died in 2003 at age 86, rose to fame despite being shut out of dance theaters that refused to let her perform unless it was in whiteface…The Huffington Post spoke with Parsons about Sweet Blackberry’s history and its mission. As the Sweet Blackberry website proclaims: ‘This culture is American culture; this history is American History’…continue reading HuffPost’s interview with Karyn Parson

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This is incredible. Must-read

Aug 21

robtrujilloart:

stele3:

Ferguson Police have dogs and shotguns. The unarmed crowd is raising their hands.

For anyone not following the Mike Brown story on Twitter: a 17 year old black boy named Mike Brown, who was supposed to start college tomorrow, was shot to death in Ferguson, Missouri by police while jaywalking. He was unarmed. He was shot 9 times.

Initial media reports claimed that an 18 year old black man had been shot and killed while fleeing police after shoplifting.

People in the neighborhood, including members of Mike Brown’s family, came out of their homes and began to protest, shouting “no justice, no peace,” and keeping their hands in the air.

Media reports claimed that a violent mob quickly formed around the shooting location shouting “kill the police.”

Spread this. Tell the truth about what happened to this boy. Tell the truth about what is happening NOW. The police and the mainstream media is painting him as a criminal, and his community as a violent mob.

SPREAD THIS. Don’t let them lie.

This is why they have police, they’re afraid of people “reacting” “waking up” and “fighting back”

Wow. The struggle continues. Will there ever be equality & peace?

(Source: whatwhiteswillneverknow)

daughtersofdig:

Robert Trujillo Interview on Bevel

Words by Cassidy Blackwell / Photos by Tyler Shaw
On a warm Wednesday afternoon, the Bevel Code team strolled down an Oakland street looking for the home and studio Robert Trujillo, Bay Area Illustrator and Author of Furqan’s First Flat Top. All of a sudden, we heard a burst of laughter and a blast of funk music coming from a house on our right. Looking up, we saw a family of three hanging out of a 2nd story window, huge smiles plastered on their faces and we knew we had arrived at the right spot.

Read on: bevelcode.com/interviews/robert-trujillo

Beautiful
Aug 21

daughtersofdig:

Robert Trujillo Interview on Bevel

Words by Cassidy Blackwell / Photos by Tyler Shaw

On a warm Wednesday afternoon, the Bevel Code team strolled down an Oakland street looking for the home and studio Robert Trujillo, Bay Area Illustrator and Author of Furqan’s First Flat Top. All of a sudden, we heard a burst of laughter and a blast of funk music coming from a house on our right. Looking up, we saw a family of three hanging out of a 2nd story window, huge smiles plastered on their faces and we knew we had arrived at the right spot.

Read on: bevelcode.com/interviews/robert-trujillo

Beautiful

King ‘Pac
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King ‘Pac

Life
Aug 17

Life

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King Dilla
Aug 17

King Dilla

blackfashion:

Steven Onoja, Menswear Blogger
Aug 13

blackfashion:

Steven Onoja, Menswear Blogger

clamberskull:

Sharam Diniz by Hannah Sider
Aug 13

clamberskull:

Sharam Diniz by Hannah Sider

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heroineheroine:

The sink isn’t my throne but for now it will do …😌 ✌️✨👑
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heroineheroine:

The sink isn’t my throne but for now it will do …😌 ✌️✨👑

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Aug 8

DOPE

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global-fashions:

Xiao Wen Ju, Tian Yi & Cici Xiang - Vogue China March 2014
photos by Mario Testino


Diversity :)
Aug 8

global-fashions:

Xiao Wen Ju, Tian Yi & Cici Xiang - Vogue China March 2014

photos by Mario Testino

Diversity :)

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