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Eye Candy's Blog – June 2014 Archive (10)

FEATURE: Entertaining and Enlightening: "(H)Afrocentric" brings consciousness to comic books

Inspired by her personal interactions with her community college students in San Francisco, Juliana “Jewels” Smith decided that she wanted to reach today’s youth through words and illustrations rather than mere lecture. In her interview with Talia Taylor, Jewels speaks about what specifically sparked the creation of (H)afrocentic the comic book. “I started thinking of different mediums to reach people and comic books felt like the medium that made the most sense”. Cleverly…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 25, 2014 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: 'Run By The Gun' comic books (and music!) about the New York/Eastcoast hardcore, punk & metal scenes

Hey guys, we know some of you are big comic book fans, and you're in for a treat! The Run By The Gun series chronicles the lives of the members of a band and the New York/Eastcoast hardcore, punk & metal scenes. Creators Rey Miranda and Zambia Greene even released music to go with the comic books! Greene says: "It is the music of the band. It is also the soundtrack to the project. I’d personally like to call it the music of early-gentrifying north Brooklyn. It comes…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 25, 2014 at 11:42am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Strange Fruit' Graphic Novel Celebrates A Different Narrative From Black History

How about a comic book/graphic novel about uncelebrated narratives from Black History? Check out Strange Fruit by Joel Gill with a foreword by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Fulcrum Publishing tells us: "This groundbreaking graphic novel is a collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. Joel Gill offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 20, 2014 at 1:15pm — 3 Comments

FEATURE: 'Quixote' Comic Book/Graphic Novel

Look what we've stumbled upon: Quixote, a comic book/graphic novel by author Deron Bennett, art by Dan Mora and cover by Khary Randolph. You can get the first issue here via Peep Game Comix, a portal dedicated to African American comic book creators.

"It chronicles the adventures of Quixote – a young man in search of clues to uncover the…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 20, 2014 at 11:11am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: 'Dear White People' Movie Gets Official Theater Release Date

We know you guys are excited about the hilarious Dear White People movie by director Justin Simien. The team finally announced a U.S. theater release date via their social networks: October 17th! The indie crowd-funded movie, which tackles race relations and systemic racism in a humorous way, had been picked up by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions after winning prizes at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Check out some videos below if you haven't…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

FEATURE: Visual Artist Kudzanai Chiurai: The Powerful Silence of Art

I’ve learned that as much power words hold, regardless of how passionate, dedicated, and knowledgeable one may be when voicing their concern or belief, there is no guarantee that their voice will be taken into account, let alone understood. Though it takes a great amount of discipline for us to bite our tongues and endure the agony when gritting our teeth in certain situations, know that in silence your voice can still be heard. A great example for implementing the ’silence is…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 13, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

PATRICK KELLY: RUNWAY OF LOVE AT THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART

"Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love" exhibition is now on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Paris-based women’s wear designer and a founder of the fashion house Patrick Kelly Paris. Kelly achieved his greatest commercial success in the…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 5, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'On My Own' Docu takes a look at single mothers in the black community

On My Own is a documentary by Rachel Bradshaw on single parenting in the African American community. Bradshaw was prompted to work on the film after a conversation with one of her close friends who became a single mother at the age of 21.

“She was telling me about a conversation that she had with her son’s father and she said to him you don’t know how your son is clothed, fed or sheltered and I’m having a hard time doing this by myself…. His response was I know that you…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 4, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments

INTERVIEW: 'Reflections Unheard: Black Women In Civil Rights' Director Nevline Nnaji

Nevline Nnaji is the director of Reflections Unheard: Black Women In Civil Rights. Through a series of interviews and archival footage the film takes a look at the marginalization of black women from the Black Power and Feminist ideologies of the 60s and 70s, up to the present-day.

“When I started the film, I was synthesizing my own experiences as a black woman and reading a lot of ‘black feminist theory.’ I wanted to create a piece that delved deeper into various…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 4, 2014 at 10:18am — 3 Comments

FEATURE: Lupita Nyong'o joins new 'Star Wars' movie cast

Any Star Wars nerds in the house? Have you heard that Lupita Nyong'o has been added to the cast of the upcoming movie? The news has been announced officially yesterday:

"Lupita Nyong'o joins the recently announced cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. This year, her breakthrough performance in 12 Years…

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Added by Eye Candy on June 3, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

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