Body Beautiful

readabookson:

Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman: Voice and the Embodiment of a Costly Performance

https://anonfiles.com/file/d7110f7184de4e140502d895b0c52c05

Black Beauty: Aesthetics, Stylization, Politics

https://anonfiles.com/file/7f8c91ea8c9653f77e8e70b22a5c4891

Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence

https://anonfiles.com/file/dff26eed98ed82920e607ae93059ba62

Clinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-Century America

https://anonfiles.com/file/6d42ade347ef2b78ee013940ff985288

Ain’t I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

https://anonfiles.com/file/b5e59005660d85e2fd2c95157f067b7b

Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips, and Other Parts

https://anonfiles.com/file/c443f950d2073f412e5239d0b0962ccf

Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954: An Intellectual History

https://anonfiles.com/file/87e15f7d380ae29722f1d882ca83d9bc

The Black Woman: An Anthology

https://anonfiles.com/file/3a5c3d6e64b54397ca74acc52555f949

Between Good and Ghetto: African American Girls and Inner-City Violence

https://anonfiles.com/file/d62518af559b091eb1e9682d0283f619

The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes From Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop

https://anonfiles.com/file/f912516ab9f1f248431cf1700ea539cc

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ohtheandrogyny:

magik-aimee:

ihateeveryonefrombektun:

missingkeys:

calystarose:

Girl is pioneer at quarterback for Florida High School

That first picture just fills me with such joy and a feeling of hope.

HEY ERIN HEY!

It’s the last picture that gets me. Her eyes are off reading the defense, because she’s not handing off to the RB, that’s a fake. She’s the QB and she’d doing her goddamn job and she’s doing it well. GET IT GIRL.

“Everybody says, ‘What happens when she gets hit?’ ” Gatewood said. “This isn’t a knock on Erin, but she’s bigger than 10 kids on my team. I have a wide receiver that weighs 25 pounds less than her. And the pads she wears are the same as the pads he wears.”

theres a post going around “imagine a high school romance movie about a girl who works her ass off to play on the football team and eventually becomes the quarterback and she dates one of the cheerleaders” well thats this girls life basically. the cheerleader in the top picture is her girlfriend.

this makes me so happy, it’s ridiculous

Every time I read this I get real happy.

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reclaimingthelatinatag:

Mayra Santos-Febres  is a renowned Puerto Rican author, poet, novelist, professor of literature, and literary critic.

Many of Febres’ work revolves around race, identity, social status, and political status in modern Caribbean society. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Puerto Rico and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. Febres’  work has been translated into French, English, German, and Italian, and is taught in many universities in the United States.

Pictured above is the English translations of her most famous novels, which can be purchased in the following links:

Sirena Selena

Urban Oracles

Any Wednesday I’m Yours

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locsofpoetry:

soul-asylum:

 

mun.2 tv: Black and Latino

It’s like the culture is hidden.

COLORISM is alive and well in ALL POC cultures.

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fhlostonparadigm:

I am proud to announce an event that has been in the works for a while!
Sunday April 13 we present MoonDance at @momaps1 sponsored by Red Bull Studios and curated by King Britt.
Pre-sales start tomorrow for $15
Live performances by
Shabazz Palaces Fhloston Paradigm Ras G Ursula Rucker HPrizm Hank Shocklee
Lecture w/ Dr Alondra Nelson, Ytasha Womack and Hank Shocklee
Outerspace dance performance by D. Sabela Grimes
Live visuals by Mike Todd
12noon to 6pm
Tickets will sell out quickly.
Hope to see you all there!
http://momaps1.org/calendar/view/498/

fhlostonparadigm:

I am proud to announce an event that has been in the works for a while!

Sunday April 13 we present MoonDance at @momaps1 sponsored by Red Bull Studios and curated by King Britt.

Pre-sales start tomorrow for $15

Live performances by

Shabazz Palaces
Fhloston Paradigm
Ras G
Ursula Rucker
HPrizm
Hank Shocklee

Lecture w/ Dr Alondra Nelson, Ytasha Womack and Hank Shocklee

Outerspace dance performance by D. Sabela Grimes

Live visuals by Mike Todd

12noon to 6pm

Tickets will sell out quickly.

Hope to see you all there!

http://momaps1.org/calendar/view/498/

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lesfemmefatale:

missmoodyblue:

circletakesthequeer:

this is actually me.

A typical date between savvy and I.

Relevant

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Fear and Loathing in Patriarchy… and Suburbia.

I find that I idolize these hard living white men. Brains working fast, sucking up the world around them and funneling it through their art. Mooching off of the people around them, being rowdy and self destructive being immortalized because of it.

It’s something that as a woman I can’t ever imaging doing without there being some sort of sappy formulaic lifetime movie of victimization about it. I know that there are those of us out there, we just don’t get immortalized the way men like Henry Miller and Hunter S. Thompson are.

Some nights I daydream of shedding my feminine form. Getting in bloody fistfights and losing teeth only to laugh about it later. A place where I am allowed to be whole or maybe to live out something that is missing in this safe, careful life. Moderation Moderation Moderation… except with food and sex. And what a bummer food is when it comes to mood altering chemicals. I imagine my body inexplicably holding up for an over extended amount of time because of all the living i’ve shoved into it.

And then I wake up and realize that I’ve been watching Doctor who in my safe little cave for three days straight, waiting for someone to set me free.

One of my favorite nights from my twenties was a being at a bar when a fight broke out. I had been drinking whiskey and I shit you not the guy next to me and my friends acutally broke a bottle on the bar presumably to cut someone with. I remember laughing and feeling a thrill and giddiness in my heart.

Here is all this violence… and I’m smiling. We didn’t stay for long. Someone in my group of friends had the good sense to get us moving… but I remember how I wished I had stayed and participated..

33 and still so much more living to do. Breaking the television and food habits and trading them in for a forward motion. Not getting tied down by my own weight or fear.

Fleshing out my various arts, and getting back to letting my life experiences drive and inspire them. 6 months in Suburban hell has me soul searching. I can’t wait to get back on the fast tract.

I don’t need a house, a lawn, some kids, a husband, a dog and an old age. I just need to keep making art in everyway I can until I can’t anymore. And once I can’t I’ll just go home.