When situations turn horrible and I find it hard to move on, I usually draw my way through it. These drawing hardly ever see the light of day, since they’re really just a form of therapy for me. But these events unfolding now in my hometown and across the country , shining a light on the ugly racism that still runs rampant in our country, made me think that maybe this drawing could help in some small way. While it’s not a cheerful little picture you’d want to hang over the sofa, you might know of a school or an office or a police station that could use it.
All proceeds from the sale of this print will go to the Michael Brown Jr. Memorial Fund. It will be available in 2 days, only from my website, www.maryengelbreit.com/shop. As soon as it’s ready, I’ll put the official link on this page.
Yes, YeS, YES!!!!
So for our Christmas show, every class has to pick a country in the world and present their “Christmas” traditions. All the teachers are gushing about how they want to do countries in Europe—-Bulgaria, Russia, Romania, Italy. You know me I’m sitting there like -_- thinking “there are other…
In Ghana we say no
Ghanaian celebs against skin bleaching
Actress and TV personality, Ama K Abebrese earlier this year, kicked off a campaign to fight against skin bleaching and skin toning. The initiative has now reached its peak with billboards popping up in Accra and Kumasi to send across her message.
With the help of Hamamat, winner of Miss Malaika Ghana 2012, Actress Nana Ama Mcbrown and actress/singer Paulina Oduro, Ama K is taking her spreading her campaign wide and across all media. Her choice of Nana Ama McBrown, and Pauline Oduro, clearly sends the message that the campaign is not against light skin but a message for women in particular to love their skin, no matter the shade or tone!
Ama K posted on her Instagram: “Some of the billboards of ‘Say NO to skin bleaching/skin toning’ campaign are out on the streets of Accra and Kumasi. #Ghana. Have you spotted any of them? Tell us where. #ilovemynaturalskintone”
Hamamat is a former beauty queen and model. She was crowned Miss Malaika Ghana in 2006. She is an advocate to the ‘Say NO to skin bleaching/skin toning’ campaign. Her natural skintone can be described as dark/chocolate and she says ‘I Love my Natural Skintone’. #saynotoskinbleaching
Nana Ama McBrown is a multiple award winning celebrated Ghanaian actress. She is an advocate for the ‘Say NO to skin bleaching/toning campaign. Her natural skintone can be described as caramel. She says; ‘I Love my Natural Skintone’. #saynotoskinbleaching
Paulina Oduro aka ‘Aunty Paulina’ is a singer, actress and TV personality with over 30 years experience in the entertainment industry. She is mixed raced and she is an advocate for the ‘Say No to skin bleaching/skin toning #campaign. Her natural skin tone can be described as caramel and she says ‘I Love my natural skin tone’. #saynotoskinbleaching
‘I Love my Natural Skintone’. Say NO to skin bleaching/skin toning campaign. #saynotoskinbleaching Loving the skin I’m in. Loving my dark skin, embracing the beautiful chocolate hue that God blessed me with. He made no mistakes with my skin. My black is indeed beautiful. Join the campaign and upload your pictures and tag ‘I love my natural skintone’ and share your views, let’s go
The Changing Faces of Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant
By David Rosenberg
Given a choice, Russell Frederick would much rather be on the street photographing the multi-cultural neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, N.Y., than doing just about anything else.
“Capturing people as they are, just informing the world, challenging people to think a bit differently … not being the voice of people but giving a platform to the people in the community—my camera records all the greatness I see,” Frederick said during a phone interview.
A Brooklynite by birth to Panamanian parents, Frederick started out studying architecture and nursing but decided to take one photography class at the International Center of Photography and quickly fell in love with taking pictures. No one else in his family had ever pursued a career as an artist—“You have to be out of your mind,” he said with a laugh about his family’s reaction—and Frederick couldn’t afford to take another photography class, so he began scouring bookstores for photo books to soak up as much as he could about the craft. He was also fortunate to have Magnum photographer Eli Reed as his neighbor. Reed became Frederick’s mentor, eventually helping him get a job handling drop-offs at Magnum. “I learned a whole lot just looking at the contact sheets of the photographers there,” Frederick said.
My daughter was appalled in her 7th grade health class with a diagram of the woman’s reproductive system labeled to accurately show the complete anatomy because IT DID NOT LABEL THE CLITORIS! So, she raised her hand and asked the teacher, “Why isn’t the clitoris labeled?!” She was very upset. She came home and told me that SHE had to point out the importance of the clitoris to her whole class. “There are more pleasurable nerves in the clitoris than in the head of a penis,” she told them all. I’m so proud of her.
Whenever I see that I have Tumblr mail, I hope that it is you. I continue to hope that you just drop me a note and say Hello. Maybe you’ll even ask me how I’m doing.
But it’s never you.
in case anyone was considering buying a shirt with that image, the man in the photo is requesting that people dont buy it
see people are already starting to aestheticize black people fighting for their lives and humanity to make a profit (that doesn’t even help said marginalized people..) like ??????
"Memorials To #EricGarner And #MikeBrown At 40 Acres HQ In Da Republic Of Brooklyn." via by @sheltonjlee
protect black families at all costs
Murals and a pattern on pattern outfit in Williamsurg. Check out my cultural-foodie adventure on my blog, Learning Style.
The Cousins Blay
Zeba, Zandile & Yaba
Photo Credit: Rebecca Emmanuelle
GUYS LETS SUPPORT ABDUL NADADI, an animator from Ghana who has created a new animation entitled Orisha’s Journey. His animation is going to be shown at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan (21st August 2014-25th August 2014)
For more information:
Follow him on tumblr abdulndadi
An interview he did with the SVA alumni blog
An article by discover african cinema
(these are all his images/animation)