afrofuturism

Afrofuturism is a literary and cultural aesthetic that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentricity, and magic realism with non-western cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of people of color, but also to revise, interrogate, and re-examine the historical events of the past. First coined by Mark Dery in 1993 and explored in the late 1990s through conversations led by scholar Alondra Nelson, Afrofuturism addresses […]

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Black Art Matters

  Ndidi Emefiele Ndidi Emefiele is a young talent from Nigeria. Having graduated from Delta State University in Abraka, she is now furthering her studies with a MFA at the Slade School of Art at UCL in London. Her work has charmed the public of 1:54 art fair’s third edition, and her pictures are hard […]

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Black features are beautiful. Black women are not.

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Black features are beautiful. Black women are not. White women are paragons of virtue and desire. Black women are objects of fetishism and brutality.

This, at least, seems to be the mentality surrounding black femininity and beauty in a society built upon eurocentric beauty standards. While white women are praised for altering their bodies, plumping their lips, and tanning their skin, black women are shamed although the same features exist on them naturally.

This double standard is one string in the netting that surrounds black female sexuality — a web that entraps black women when they claim sexual agency. Deeply ingrained into culture is the notion that black female bodies, at the intersect of oppression, are less than human and therefore unattractive.

illustration: Markus Prime
reblogged from fighting misogynoir
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Black on Black Love

I’m not going to post the link, but that familiar, catchy beat is the same of that cringeworthy Chris Brown song. How people can actually listen to the entire track is beyond me. I remember hearing it for the first time and thinking to myself: no no no no no, self, this could not be a […]

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Do not touch us if you have no plans on making this home. I just love this. ❤

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week 05 || 2016: Me + Angela

The Black woman is not being taken seriously and we have the men in the media, entertainment business and ourselves to blame. We as Black women must make the decision to choose how we are seen in the world. -Angela Davis I know I point the finger a lot {for good reason}, but we have […]

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