I’m in love with this picture!!
Sammy Davis Jr. & Eartha Kitt
Thats It - all I was ever trying to say about you.
Eartha Kitt’s lovely daughter, @KittShapiro, runs an awesome company called @SimplyEartha in her honor. Kitt shared this beautiful photo of her with her mother a few days ago on the Eartha Kitt Facebook fan page.
Posted on Saturday, May 11th 2013
Reblogged from Vintage Black Glamour
Sunday June 9th, 2013Join us in celebrating how Queer im/migrant and 1st/2nd generation folks unapologetically navigate their bodies, gender, culture, sexuality, and history through a night of intergenerational performance art, dance, music, mixed media, and spoken word!
Stories of Queer DiasporaCurated by Erika Vivianna Céspedes
$8-$15 sliding scale • 6pm
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St San Francisco
* La Chica Boom
* Taijhet Nyobi
* Yosimar Reyes
* Jean Melesaine
* Amir Rabiyah
* Kat Evasco
* Vai Fuatino Alefosio
* Tre Natro
* Enajite Loicy Pela
* Lindsey Adams
* Celeste Chan!
Buy your tickets early, this event will sell out:
Follow us: www.facebook.com/sqd13
* This venue is wheelchair accessible *In 2012, this intergenerational series ran for the first time and successfully sold out The Mission Cultural Center to a crowd full of beautifully fierce jotatistas. Last year, SQD also launched a paid 8 week creative writing workshop for youth led by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, published an anthology, and showcased a total of 22 local artists of color. All resources raised through this grassroots organized series go directly to paying artist stipends and developing independent arts education spaces for Queer/Questioning youth of color.
Posted on Thursday, May 9th 2013
Reblogged from LEXX DIGS
Malcolm X Jazz Festival 13th Annual !! May 18th, Next Saturday!! 11am-7pm ALL DAY, San Antonio Park 18th Ave & Foothill Oakland, Ca
Posted on Thursday, May 9th 2013
This is my design for This year’s Mama’s Day Campaign. It honors Native/ First Nations and Indigenous Mamas for their love and leadership in our families and communities. #Repost from @strongfams
Posted on Wednesday, May 8th 2013
Reblogged from Melanie Cervantes
Daughters of D.I.G.—Developing Intelligent Girls—is a gender and culturally responsive space providing strength-based therapeutic programs that empower young women from marginalized communities through media arts.
Every two weeks, we choose a theme and produce a graphic or literary piece engaging that theme. We produce our pieces isolated from each other, but present them in konversation on this site. To us the meaning of our work is not static or absolute, even if our work is derived from a specific intention. Re-presenting our pieces in konversation allows us to re-experience our own work. As artists we understand the konversation surrounding the meaning of a piece doesn’t end at the completion of a work. The konversation is not only between us, but all those who choose to participate in their own unique experience of it.
Since then, we have expanded our virtual art gallery by incorporating featured guests into our exhibitions. In doing so, we hope to foster experimentation in style, difference in perspective, and community between artists. Contact us for further inquiry.
“If you are a woman. If you are a Person of Colour. If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you’re a person of size, if you’re a person of intelligence, if you’re a person of integrity, then you are considered a minority in this world. And it’s gonna be really hard to find messages of self-love, and support anywhere, especially women’s and gay men’s culture. It’s all about how you have to look a certain way or else you’re worthless. You know when you look in the mirror, and you think, ‘Ugh, I’m so fat, I’m so old, I’m so ugly’, don’t you know that’s not your authentic self, but that is billions upon billions of dollars of advertising, magazines, movies, billboards, all geared to make you feel shitty about yourself so that you will take your hard-earned money and spend it on some turnaround cream that doesn’t turnaround shit.
When you don’t have self-esteem, you will hesitate before you do anything in your life. You will hesitate to go for the job you really wanna go for. You will hesitate to ask for a raise. You will hesitate to report a rape. You will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote. You will hesitate to dream.
For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution. And our revolution is long-overdue.”Inspirational Women I Love —> Margaret Cho
YES QUEEN. LOVE THIS PERSON SO MUCH.
Posted on Monday, May 6th 2013
Reblogged from kosisochukwu nnebe
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Erykah Badu and The Music Snobs discuss the recognition of women in music.
Really good conversation about the recognition of women in music — particularly in the urban landscape, a breakdown of Ghostface Killah’s catalog and his place in hip-hop with special guest Erykah Badu throughout.