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black-culture: black-culture: You are invited to submit a 1-2 page autobiographical essay or first person creative nonfiction(essays/memoirs) for this anthology . The aim of Our Black is to create a book comprised of narratives on the Black Experience and the multiplicity of Blackness. The goal of Our Black is to build a collection of narratives that reflect the diverse experiences of Black folk, one which could be used to better understand the complexity, depth, and challenges of Being and living Black. The book Our Black will be divided into these thematic chapters: Acceptance and Ambiguous Blackness: Multi-Racial Identity in AmericaBe A Man: The Burden of Black MasculinityBinary Minorities: Being Both Black and LGBTQ(IA)Never Black Enough: Outside the Scope of Legitimate BlacknessThe Intersection of Gender and Race: Being a black woman in americaNot Quite African-American: Black immigrants and First generation AmericansBlack Self Identity: How Much is Blackness Defined by Whiteness? If interested please send us an email at ourblackproject[@]gmail.com for more information and a copy of our writers’ guidelines. We will be accepting submissions until March 1, 2014. —-extended now to the the 31st Please feel free to share this post as you please. I am truly blessed to be working on a project such as this and I am driven by its potential. With much work and dedication, this can be turned into something phenomenal. All the best, zellie imani Deadline has been extended to March 31st! It’s not to late to submit, please don’t wait! Email for guidelines and share us our experiences!
blackandrooted asked: What's the Black Anthology and how do I submit??
The aim of Our Black is to create a book comprised of narratives on the Black Experience and the multiplicity of Blackness. The goal of Our Black is to build a collection of narratives that reflect the diverse experiences of Black folk, one which could be used to better understand the complexity, depth, and challenges of Being and living Black.
Read more here, if interested please submit! Only asking for 1-2 pages!
theihop asked: Hi, first I want to thank you from the depths of my being for continuing to write. This space (along with counseling) has nursed me back to life from a very dark place. You are able to write the feelings and thoughts that I'm often only able to groan. I feel validated and convicted at the same damn time. I'm in a constant state of self-reflection and deconstructing white supremacist thoughts. My ?: Do you know of a space like this for black men interested in deconstructing thoughts? BM bloggers?
Wow. Thank you. I am glad that your needs are being met through a multi-pronged approach and I wish you the absolute best. And your words of kindness now does for me what you say my writing does for you, so again, thank you. ❤
My favorite Black male blogger is @PhuzzieSlippers at Still Furious and Brave. I included him in my Top 20 People On Twitter and Top 25 Tumblr Blogs In 2013 post. Nobody fuckin’ with him! Exquisite writing. I’ve mentioned them (it’s him and another Black man, @_BrianFoster, and @JAZonyaMINE, a Black woman, blogging together) many times on Gradient Lair.
I would also say to follow these Black men/men of colour on Twitter, as sometimes they engage in critical conversation and some of them guest write at various outlets. Also, I think for some, tweeting is preferred to blogging and it can have the same impact. I mean, a lot of my writing starts as tweets and include tweets, so I’d never discount Twitter in that sense:
@djolder, @DanTresOmi, @DamoneWilliams_, @CountryBoy_Troy, @tokenbg, @Crutch4, @MC_Brooks, @OwlsAsylum, @sirjamesa12, @tha_lance_man, @HeDoinTooMuch, @nealcarter, @ashoncrawley, @PrestonMitchum, @ChrisMacDen, @fakerapper, @AnimainSparkstr, @RichieBrave, @denzelwynter, @MTFIII, @NaijaNupe_, @R_BruhBruh, @Kenobi_Wan_Obi, @HughJunior89, @jmvagrant, @serynada, @KayJayFDU, @DwayneDavidPaul, @Sagesaturn, @MandingoRFC and @Deep_Seed
(I went by bios and past conversations, so my apologies if anyone I named I put incorrect race, ethnicity or gender.)
Also see Women of Colour, In Solidarity’s Awesome PoC Tumblrs list. It may include some Black men who blog critical perspectives.
Hope this helps. Take care. ❤
uptownpriestess asked: Did the deadline pass?
The deadline to submit to the Our Black anthology has been extended to March 31st.