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…

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People Are Boycotting The BLACK PANTHER Movie Over This Historical Revelation

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…

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

“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…

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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…

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

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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…

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Real Alternatives to YouTube for People in Marginalized Communities – Africans Live

We expect that in a platform with people of many nations and backgrounds, there will be some friction, but when it gets to the point that users are rewarded for being criminally hateful, a line has to be drawn. We are not slaves who must cling to services that don’t…

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Iconic Image: Indigenous Shadow by Edith Dekyndt | Posted by Azam Ali on Facebook

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Throughout history Art has served many different aspirations & sometimes plays a central role in political & social movements. This image “Indigenous Shadow “ created by Belgian artist Edith Dekyndt in 2014 has crossed cultural boundaries & become adopted inside & outside Iran as one of the most iconic visual…

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