pretty-period:

More girls should join boys’ teams so it could be a tradition and it wouldn’t be so special.” - 13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis, the 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series in its 68-year history, the FIRST girl to throw a Little League World Series SHUTOUT. Her fastball? 70 MILES PER HOUR. #throwlikeagirl #BlackGirlsROCK

pretty-period
cavetocanvas:

Stereo Styles - Lorna Simpson, 1988

cavetocanvas:

Stereo Styles - Lorna Simpson, 1988

cavetocanvas
breakthecitysky:

Mamie (Peanut) Johnson, the only female pitcher in the history of the Negro Leagues, watches Mo’ne Davis hurl shutout in opener of Little League World Series Johnson couldn’t miss seeing the debut of a kid who is believed to be the first African-American girl to play in the 75 years of youth baseball’s most storied tournament.Let’s hear it for happy tears.

breakthecitysky:

Mamie (Peanut) Johnson, the only female pitcher in the history of the Negro Leagues, watches Mo’ne Davis hurl shutout in opener of Little League World Series

Johnson couldn’t miss seeing the debut of a kid who is believed to be the first African-American girl to play in the 75 years of youth baseball’s most storied tournament.

Let’s hear it for happy tears.

breakthecitysky

strugglingtobeheard:

note-a-bear:

cindimayweathersson:

memewhore:

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She cussed out the governor!
I live!

BLESS THIS WOMAN

well, god damn.

memewhore
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Song: Strange Fruit
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Album: Billie Holiday at Jazz at the Philharmonic
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75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South. 

Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.

salsmineo
sbrown82
This is what the man and the woman of Harlem knows, and this knowledge is the fundamental cause of what has been erroneously called New York’s worst riot in twenty-five years. It was not a riot; it was an open, unorganized protest against empty stomachs, overcrowded tenements, filthy sanitation, rotten foodstuffs, chiseling landlords and merchants, discrimination on relief, disfranchisement, and against a disinterested administration.

— Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., The New York Post, March 1935 (Qtd. in Charles V. Hamilton’s Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: The Political Biography of an American Dilemma)

mekhismind:

Brother to Brother and James Baldwin T-shirts available for sale!

The Brother to Brother shirt is a graphic adaptation of the original cover of Essex Hemphill’s Brother to Brother.  The James Baldwin shirt is from an original drawing I did of him. Get yours HERE and spread the word!

mekhismind

blackfeminismlives:

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Archeology of Freedom: https://vimeo.com/4882006

Brilliance Remastered:

http://www.alexispauline.com/brillianceremastered/

Combahee Pilgrimage: https://vimeo.com/91758508

Dynamic Duo Doula Team: http://lexandpauline.wordpress.com/

Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist…

theoddflowers:

In the first video of the Oddflower series, Aissa Arroyo-Hill, jiu jitsu fanatic and guitarist of the punk band noon:30, shares her passion for noise and the struggles of gaining respect as an all-black woman rock band. 

#TheOddflowers

Creative Credits:

Producer: Andrea Boston
Cinematography: Kevin Chung
Editing: Sekiya Dorsett/Making Chaos
Production Assistant: Margie Louis
Design: Jazminia Griffith/House of Jaz
Music: “Gun In My Pocket” by noon:30

Get more info on noon:30 at facebook.com/noon30

tbgptumbles:

Launching this Fall!
The Black Girl Project Ida B. Wells Academy is an innovative digital and traditional learning environment for young women and girls aged 13-22 in the NY Metropolitan area. We engage young people interested in building critical, analytical, leadership, and interpersonal skills. In adhering to our core values, we support participants in creating the lives and outcomes they desire, using the arts and culture as a foundation.
Our program is free of charge to all participants. We offer workshops that use literature, poetry, film, movement, and photography to build skills, self-confidence, and enhance participants’ ability to participate creatively in life, and as tools of resistance. 

Sign up for newsletter to have first access to the application. Only 10 participants will be accepted this inaugural year! http://eepurl.com/tXp1

tbgptumbles:

Launching this Fall!

The Black Girl Project Ida B. Wells Academy is an innovative digital and traditional learning environment for young women and girls aged 13-22 in the NY Metropolitan area. We engage young people interested in building critical, analytical, leadership, and interpersonal skills. In adhering to our core values, we support participants in creating the lives and outcomes they desire, using the arts and culture as a foundation.

Our program is free of charge to all participants. We offer workshops that use literature, poetry, film, movement, and photography to build skills, self-confidence, and enhance participants’ ability to participate creatively in life, and as tools of resistance.

Sign up for newsletter to have first access to the application. Only 10 participants will be accepted this inaugural year! http://eepurl.com/tXp1

tbgptumbles
aidahrasheed:

If You Build It closes this weekend..if you’re in New York check it and make sure to check out kameelahwrites installation..
"My installation, No Instructions for Assembly, Activation IV functions as an ephemeral and portable archive of my family who struggled through years of homelessness. I engage these traces and residues of displacement using both found and original images, objects and texts, all functioning as specters or ghosts of the past showing up in the present, refusing to leave. Into these material traces the audience is invited to activate the space and begin mapping their own histories by installing objects, photographs, letters and other material culture of their own in a way that either establishes a relationship to the existing materials or begins a new dialogue. This process is designed to move away from audience participation to audience collaboration, activation and curation. The additive and collaborative nature of this installation mirrors the process of democratic archiving and storytelling where the space is no longer formed by an institution that dictates what stories are told, but rather a space where all stories hold weight.” -Kameelah Janan Rasheed
 

aidahrasheed:

If You Build It closes this weekend..if you’re in New York check it and make sure to check out kameelahwrites installation..

"My installation, No Instructions for Assembly, Activation IV functions as an ephemeral and portable archive of my family who struggled through years of homelessness. I engage these traces and residues of displacement using both found and original images, objects and texts, all functioning as specters or ghosts of the past showing up in the present, refusing to leave. Into these material traces the audience is invited to activate the space and begin mapping their own histories by installing objects, photographs, letters and other material culture of their own in a way that either establishes a relationship to the existing materials or begins a new dialogue. This process is designed to move away from audience participation to audience collaboration, activation and curation. The additive and collaborative nature of this installation mirrors the process of democratic archiving and storytelling where the space is no longer formed by an institution that dictates what stories are told, but rather a space where all stories hold weight.” -Kameelah Janan Rasheed

 

aidahrasheed
thekidshouldseethis

geryllrobinson:

Flowing with the Sweetness of the Sacral Chakra (#3 of 8) Dr. G. Love of www.fivedirectionswellness.com discusses the challenges of balancing the sacral chakra, including self parenting our inner children.

geryllrobinson:

Flowing with the Sweetness of the Sacral Chakra (#3 of 8) Dr. G. Love of www.fivedirectionswellness.com discusses the challenges of balancing the sacral chakra, including self parenting our inner children.