By Jailyn Gladney “And when great souls die… Our senses, restored, never To be the same, whisper to us. They existed. They Existed. We can be. Be and be Better. For they existed.” When Great Trees Fall by Maya Angelou In my earliest memories of my mother she is standing at the stove with a… Show […]Read more "Black women loving Black women: On the rituals that sustain community — RaceBaitR"
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Why is it always about race?? she asks with feigned innocence. Again. My eye twitches. I give a half smirk, half scowl and search the ceiling for answers and strength. God? Forgive me as I wet my full lips to prepare to drop this informational bomb: Have you heard A Seat at the Table? The […]Read more "why is it always about race? : a gist"
A month and some change into 2018 and I’m back at it with another art share. I plan to keep it up, ya’ll! You’re welcome 😉 Artist Statement: My art makes social commentary about black life and black identity. I explore all aspects of black life in America from the nostalgic reverence of small town, […]Read more "Bright Black: an art share"
I am the product of centuries of women who have learned to tend to their own backs with their own oiled hands and their own split black knuckles and their own yellow palms. I am from a line of women who have evolved mouths that slow kiss honey even after a full body burn. I […]Read more "Skin and Sun"
Activist, Photographer and Oral Historian Marti Corn is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. From her project ‘The Ground On Which I Stand‘. To see Marti’s projects click on any image. In 1871, the community of Tamina was created by freed slaves fortunate enough to buy their own land. Along […] Who […]Read more "The Historical Roots Of An African American Community | Tamina, Texas (a reblog)"