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Diahann Carroll via Black History Album on Pinterest

BEST BUDS | 1950sLouis Armstrong & Josephine Baker

HOG WILD | 1918
1918 photograph of Vernon Coffey and Virgil McNeal in France - 806th Pioneer Infantry Regiment, 2nd Army, AEF. (National WWI Museum)Via Black History Album on Pinterest


Film masterpost highlighting the stories of women of color. Representation of women of color in film is quite scarce, so here are some films I think showcase a wide range of perspectives and experiences that we don't get to see on our movie screens. 

Women of Color in Dramas
American Violet  (2008)
Brick Lane (2008)
Desert Flower (2009)
Dreams of Life (2011)
Heaven on Earth (2008)
I Will Follow (2011) 
Skin (2008)
The Patience Stone (2013)
Things Never Said (2013)
Yasmin (2004)
Women of Color in Friendship/Family films
Arranged (2007)
Chutney Popcorn (1999)
Eve’s Bayou (1997)
How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)
Radiance (1998)
Real Women Have Curves (2002)
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
The Sapphires (2011) 
Tortilla Soup (2001)
Waiting to Exhale (1995)
What’s Cooking? (2000)
Women of Color in RomComs
It’s a Wonderful Afterlife(2010)
Miss Dial (2013)
Young Girls of Color
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
Anita and Me (2002)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Life, Above All (2010)
Linda Linda Linda
Rabbit Proof Fence (2002)
Wadjda (2012)
Whale Rider (2002)
Xiu Xiu The Sent Down Girl (1998)
Yelling to the Sky (2011)
Queer Women of Color
Pariah (2011)
I Can’t Think Straight (2008)
Saving Face (2004)
Spider Lilies (2007)
The Journey (2004)
The Peculiar Kind s1 & s2 (web series) 
Yes or No 1 & 2


"cold shoulders" (1990) - David Hammons
Adam Pendleton
notes on black dada nihilismus(proper nouns), 2009paint on wall, variable dimensions, ica london

LATIFA ECHAKHCH La dépossession 2014 Toile de théâtre âpretée, peinture, tube acier et sangles Dimensions variables Toile : 1000 x 1000 cm Vue de l’exposition “All around fades to a heavy sound”, kamel mennour, Paris, 2014 © Latifa Echakhch Photo. Fabrice Seixas Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris

trizzytrez said: I am a current student of Clark Atlanta University which is apart Atlanta University Center which is also consist of Morehouse College and Spelman College. We are planning to take buses to Ferguson, MO. Currently we are trying to acquire donations for transportation and aiding the protesters/residents. We as young black students are taught in our classes everyday how our ancestors fought for us and now we have to fight for our next generation please share a link for us

Of course I would share the link. I will support and help you connect with the people you need to be connecting with. Direct me to the link, or if you already posted it on your page. 

Anyone else in Ferguson or going, please contact me on twitter @zellieimani

We can’t let the movement die.

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Filmmaker Chinonye Chuckwu’s releases trailer for powerful new film ‘A Long Walk’.

"A father humiliates his son by parading him through the neighborhood in women’s clothing in front of all the other kids on a summer day. The impact of that decision ripples through his family and best friend’s lives for years to come.

This story is based on true events.”

These events are based on the real life story of writer Samuel Autman whose manuscript-in-the-works, Sanctified: A Memoir detailed the following:

When I was ten years old in the summer of 1977, I was standing outside in St. Louis playing Nerf football in the streets with other neighborhood boys when we heard the loud thud of a door slam.

Our game stopped. We all looked up to see Steve, a kid who was eight or nine years old, being pulled by the arm, out of the house by his father.

Steve’s dad had caught him applying makeup and lipstick on his face. Too punish him, paraded Steve through the neighborhood wearing an oversized dress, high heels, a turban and a carrying a gigantic purse. His dad followed him with a belt dangling from his fist.

"You want to be a f******* girl?" His father screamed. "I’ll make you a f******* girl!"

“I’m sorry daddy, I won’t do it again. Please don’t make me do this,” the boy begged.

His father ignored those pleas. For the next fifteen minutes, he dragged Steve around our big city block as neighborhood kids teased and mocked him. Never had I send anything more humiliating. Although I cringed, I was among the hecklers — not my greatest childhood moment.

Steve would have had reason to feel betrayed by because when the other boys weren’t around, we talked about TV shows starring women like Get Christie Love, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, and Wonder Woman, to name a few.

As we all followed them around the block, it became less. His tears mixed with makeup and lipstick stained the dress.

'A Long Walk' has so far been screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival, Athens International FIlm and Video Festival and the Florida Film Festival.

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WOMEN’S MONTH POST: “Family Album” by Mamaki Rakotsoana.

This series of images by South African photographer Mamaki Rakotsoana is a project in which she took her deceased father’s photographs and reproduced them in a manner that investigates her relationship to him, as well as his relationship to the women in his life.

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