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My Take on the Naked Education Hype

Just Education

I’m seeing a lot of (mostly fake) outrage about the _Naked Education_ show in Europe wherein some people appear naked and answer kids’ questions about the body, sex, etc. I wonder how these people who are so outraged would fare in cultures wherein nudity, full or partial, is normal. Probably not well. What’s funny to…

A Minute With: R&B singer H.E.R. inspired to see women grab guitars | Reuters


LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) – American singer-songwriter H.E.R., whose Grammy-winning hit “I Can’t Breathe” became an anthem of the Black Lives Matter movement, says she is still amazed at the power of music to inspire, and likes to see young women of color pick up guitars.Fresh from starring as Belle in a tribute to “Beauty…

Review: ‘Wake: The Hidden History Of Women-Led Slave Revolts’ : NPR

There’s a particularly expressive drawing near the front of Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martínez’ Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts that sums up what’s unique about this graphic novel. Martínez draws Hall — a trained historian and lawyer — at the New York Historical Society, reading the records of a 1712 slave revolt…

People Are Boycotting The BLACK PANTHER Movie Over This Historical Revelation

Boycotting Wakanda

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txkdHWHgkKE&ab_channel=IvieAnita[/embed] The original Black Panther was a woman, Sarrounia Mangou. The stories for the comic and movie were grafted from essays and stories publicized by Baba Credo Mutwa. Because they’re about traditions and legends that are cultural property, Hollywood gets away with rewriting and packaging them in a way that is more palatable or entertaining…

This Is Your Permission To Do What You Love | Gabrielle Ledet X Intimate Acts of Creativity

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27UqIuiyEog&ab_channel=StyleLikeU[/embed] “In the second episode of our new series, ‘Intimate Acts of Creativity,’ created in partnership with Free People, artist Gabrielle Ledet (@the.eleventh.eyelash) reveals how painting is as natural and normal for her as brushing her teeth, and carves the path forward for us all to express ourselves freely without waiting for society’s permission or…

Afro-Colombians Celebrate Black Hair Excellence In Annual Braiding Contest – Travel Noire

For the African diaspora, there are many things to celebrate; our hairstyles serve as a crowning glory rooted in culture. Around the world, Black hair is an expression of history and art. Colombia’s annual “Tejiendo Esperanzas” (Weaving Hopes) celebration takes the reverence for this aspect of the Black experience to another level.Braiding has origins that…

My abusive relationship with YouTube

Kat Blaque

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WeHPOwn9Vo&ab_channel=KatBlaque2.0[/embed] How Kat Blaque was disrespected at a recent YouTube event. Turns out it is indicative of a pattern of conveniently using her as a diversity prop or token, while excluding her from the actual goings on.    

110 Years After Her Debut, The Work of A Black Woman Composer Is Heard Once Again

Black woman composer

Helen Hagan, (1891-1964) was a Black woman composer, concert pianist, Yale graduate, and the only African American woman to be sent to France to entertain the American Expeditionary Forces during WWI. Her Piano Concerto in C Minor is her only surviving composition, and had only been heard by few, up until now.This past Friday, in…

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