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Featured Blog Posts – October 2013 Archive (10)

Readers of the New School: Book Nerds Stand Up!

Remember that feeling of being so deeply enthralled in a book that you just could not remove your eyes from its pages, or reading an article that absolutely blew your mind? Well I am truly happy for you if you do, but unfortunately as a college student forced to read unnecessarily long and mundane textbooks and overly pretentious journal articles on a daily basis, I don’t. Though I understand the educational value of these types of readings (kind of), I miss the days when I read…


Added by Eye Candy on October 29, 2013 at 11:46am — 6 Comments

"Men Prefer Black Women's Natural Hair"!?

Wilkine Brutus is a Black man who prefers his ladies with natural hair, and he thinks that most men do. Check out his tongue-in-cheek video about this topic and his perspective as an expat in South Korea.

"No outcast: We find natural hair on black women to be sexy, work-place professional, and internationally…


Added by Safety Pins on October 25, 2013 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

R!OT: Disturbing the Peace Through Guerill[art]

The scene is frantic! Civil war has broke out against the once lived hierarchy & fed-up citizens. Stones, acting as rain drops hover over the crowd’s heads, while piercing screams of children go unnoticed through the dusty airways. In the midst of all havoc there is an image of a man with a radio sitting on his shoulders and a four-finger ringer that states, Uthando, which is the Zulu word for love. In the bottom right corner, “Fight The Power” is commanded. The same…


Added by Eye Candy on October 22, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

BOOK REVIEW: 'What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal' by Laina Dawes

What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal by Laina Dawes explores the myths, realities, and perspectives of the African American community’s response to heavy metal music and the black women who love it. The book begins with a forward written by Skin of the heavy metal band Skunk Anasie. She discusses her Jamaican heritage and growing up…


Added by Eye Candy on October 22, 2013 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Vintage Anime Inspired Outfits by Lioness

If you know me you know I like anime, and last year I went to my first anime convention: Motaku. I was seriously mesmerized by all the cosplayers. They put so much detail into their costumes and not only did they look like the character they were portraying, they were walking and talking like them was sick! I probably won't be cosplaying myself anytime soon because I have no one who's willing to do it with me haha, but I…


Added by Safety Pins on October 22, 2013 at 5:20am — 4 Comments

An 'American Promise' worth keeping? Documentary Opening In New York October 18

In just two days, the greatly anticipated documentary American Promise will be winging its way to a theater near you. The documentary was shot by filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson. It follows the educational journey of their son Idris Brewster and his best friend Seun, filmed over 13 years, from Kindergarten right through High…


Added by Eye Candy on October 16, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Kalkidan Assefa: An Afro twist to Abstract Art

A Tribal African man wearing beautiful beads and a handmade cloak with UV Ray sun glasses? Not that the illustration can’t be realistic, this is just a painting by Ontario based artist Kalkidan Assefa - an example of his creative artistry. At first glance you may not be able to pick up on the metaphysical and Afrocentric message that these abstract paintings hold. Then when one begins to evaluate the defining lines,…


Added by Eye Candy on October 15, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Oh Shit, It's Columbus Day Again

As you may know, some of us are not exactly big fans of Christopher Columbus' ways around here. And yet, this holiday that so many Native Americans and others find offensive is still celebrated every year around the U.S. Let us know know what you think about Columbus Day and share you favorite memes with us! - L…


Added by The Establishment on October 14, 2013 at 8:35am — 3 Comments

Get Artwork From The Folorunsho Fundraiser - Pieces by Barron Claiborne, Quazi King & More

Amazing artwork was donated to raise funds for the Folorunsho creative collective in Sierra Leone.

Artists such as Barron Claiborne, Quazi King, Jules Arthur, Delphine Diallo, Myron Christian Macauley, Mambu Bayoh were among those whose pieces were up for auction at a recent event in New York. Some of these masterpieces are still available! Wouldn't it be great to have…


Added by Eye Candy on October 8, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

"Hood Feminism": Feminism for Working-Class Women

Middle-class, white women have always been the poster children of feminism, and regardless of a woman's race it could always be a rich man's, err, woman's movement. Considering the wealth gap between families in the United States have been color-coded and broken down by race, let's not forget that there is a certain privilege to having the availability and resources to fight for equal rights and battle social disparities.

Writers Mikki Kendall and Jamie Nesbitt Golden…


Added by Gender Bent on October 1, 2013 at 9:48am — 6 Comments

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