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Wed Dec 16, 2015, 03:13 PM

Some Diaspora News

This is a fun one: 40 Incredible Photos from Brazil’s First Natural Hair Empowerment March http://blackgirllonghair.com/2015/11/40-incredible-photos-from-brazils-first-natural-hair-empowerment-march/

"Brazil is a country with the largest black population outside of the African continent. However it has often been the subject of dialogue regarding the strenuous challenges many of it’s black citizens face on a daily basis. When it comes to natural hair, the attitudes toward it are strained. Just this past week, we covered the backlash, talented Afro-Brazilian actress Taís Araújo received after revealing her natural hair.

Organizers Lorena Lacerda, Andrea and Naiara Souza Gouveia say the idea from the march was launched from their Curled and Curled Facebook group and the need for such an event is clear:

“Women suffer from both sides. Racism and sexism. Therefore, we use the concept of empowerment. From the aesthetics, the woman empowers and empowers the community” [translated]











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Reply Some Diaspora News (Original post)
Kind of Blue Dec 2015 OP
lovemydog Dec 2015 #1
Kind of Blue Dec 2015 #2
tishaLA Dec 2015 #3
Kind of Blue Dec 2015 #4
Kind of Blue Dec 2015 #5
OneGrassRoot Dec 2015 #15
Kind of Blue Dec 2015 #16
Kind of Blue Dec 2015 #6
Number23 Dec 2015 #7
Kind of Blue Dec 2015 #8
Stellar Dec 2015 #9
Kind of Blue Dec 2015 #10
Cha Dec 2015 #11
Kind of Blue Dec 2015 #12
Cha Dec 2015 #13
Kind of Blue Dec 2015 #14
ismnotwasm Dec 2015 #17
Kind of Blue Dec 2015 #18

Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 03:17 PM

1. Great photos.

Thanks for sharing KoB.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 03:21 PM

2. You're very welcome, LMD!

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 03:29 PM

3. Love it!

One of my colleagues was working on a project a few years ago about black hairstyles, only she was interested in hair (and tats) in the post-Jordan NBA. Some good stuff

If anyone's interested, Kobena Mercer wrote a great article about black hair maybe 20 years ago called Black Hair/Style Politics that looks at black hair and ideology

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Response to tishaLA (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 03:48 PM

4. Thanks for the reminder!

I'd completely forgotten the book and didn't give it much thought back then. But sporting my natural now brings some interesting dynamics IRL and the book may be more enlightening now

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 04:04 PM

5. Generation Revolution

"Take a look at the trailer for 'Generation Revolution' - an upcoming documentary about the new generation of black & brown activists, from the perspective of black and brown activists themselves. The co-directors/producers of the project (Cassie Quarless and Usayd Younis) state: 'Generation Revolution' is a feature-length documentary film that brings to screen the powerful story of London’s new generation of black and brown activists who are dead set on changing the social and political landscape in the capital and beyond. The groups in the film aim to build a world that is free from all forms of oppression, whether race, gender or class-based. Some favour raucous direct action and passionate debate whilst others challenge the idea of the ‘staid and serious’ political activist." They add: Who hasn't seen a picture of Che Guevara or Malcolm X on a t-shirt? We are fascinated by the lives of revolutionaries, those who can no longer stand to see things stay as they are - people driven to action by their convictions. We may be familiar with their public image - protests, speeches and strong opinions - but do we know what makes someone want to change the world? Watch the trailer below and CLICK HERE to support the post production and release of this film."

#t=140http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/feature-generation-revolution-a-documentary-about-the-new

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 01:27 PM

15. That was fantastic...

Thanks for sharing this, KoB!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 23, 2015, 08:12 PM

16. My Pleasure, OGR!

I think the revolution will be televised

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 04:24 PM

6. Ecuador to Include Afro-Ecuadorean History in Textbooks

"In the upcoming days, Afro-Ecuadoreans turn the public spotlight on the importance of their lives, historical legacy and culture through an array of parades, musical performances, marches and academic panels to mark the 11th year of the National Day of the Afro-Ecuadorean People.”

Every first Sunday of October, Ecuador’s Afro-Ecuadorean community celebrate this day after it became a hallmark in 1997 following a national mobilization that pushed Congress to declare the National Day of the Black Ecuadorean, the recognition of Alonso Illescas as national hero, and the inclusion of Afro-Ecuadoreans into national history.

For Victor Zambrano, an Afro-Ecuadorean student and activist from the coastal province of Esmeraldas, this day is bitter-sweet; a reason to celebrate what Afro-Ecuaodoreans have gained, but also to remember the challenges ahead for the 604,000-strong racial minority.

'On this day we have to remember all the contributions we have made as a people and bring it, together with our history, to the rest of the people because many don’t know it, which enables a lot of forms of discrimination,' he added."




http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Ecuador-to-Include-Afro-Ecuadorean-History-in-Textbooks--20151004-0014.html

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 07:21 PM

7. Oh this is just too fabulous. And look how simply EXQUISITE those women and girls look

Last edited Thu Dec 17, 2015, 07:39 PM - Edit history (1)

They are gorgeous. Gorgeous, gorgeous!

And on a related note, Victoria's Secret had its first model with natural hair at its latest show http://edition.cnn.com/2015/11/12/living/maria-borges-victorias-secret-natural-hair-feat/

Times, they are a'changing. For now.

Edit: Damn typos!

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Response to Number23 (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 11:50 AM

8. "If you say you're beautiful without hair and makeup...

"then they will believe you. It's about being confident and always being yourself."

Beautiful girl with a beautiful mind. I'm so proud of Maria Borges and so pleased with Victoria's Secret for not making it difficult for her. Nice. Thanks for this news, Number23

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 02:46 PM

9. Thanks for sharing!

They all look beautiful!

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Response to Stellar (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 05:14 PM

10. You're welcome, Stellar!

They sure do! And I couldn't for a long time stop looking at all of those beautiful faces.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Fri Dec 18, 2015, 05:03 AM

11. Wow! Nice pics, Kind of Blue~ thank you!

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 06:40 PM

12. You're welcome, Cha!

There are so many celebrations worldwide, especially around Columbus Day, of people celebrating themselves in the Americas. I can't wait to post them as they come up

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 06:42 PM

13. So glad I saw them.. Thank you!

I'm going to answer your wonderful post on Ranger Shelton Johnson's thread when I have more time.

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Response to Cha (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 19, 2015, 07:07 PM

14. Yes, indeed. Best to respond

when we can give our full attention.
Looking forward to it

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2015, 09:03 PM

17. Nice!

K&R

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 25, 2015, 02:10 PM

18. Thanks, ismnotwasm!

I hope your holiday is a good one.

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