We need your help to raise $10,000 to complete the Colored Girls Hustle Hard Mixtape. Your contributions help pay for studio time, licensing fees, artist fees, guest collaborations, and so much more. Our campaign ends Friday December 13th. Every donation counts! Give what you can. Spread the word!
Only 10 more days left to support the Colored Girls Hustle Hard Mixtape! Fundraising ends Friday December 13th, on Ella Baker’s bEARTHday. (Black Feminism Lives!)
Our mixtape is an adventure in creating movements — in our bodies, in our spirits, with our voices. By using powerful beats and powerful words, we’re inspiring audacious self-expression, authentic living and bold movements in the world. We combine our lived experiences as Black women with the bravado, swag, and pride of hip-hop to honor who we are and who we’re becoming. We tell our own stories, making songs about courage, health and wellness, community building, living outside of a box, and integrity. We’re making music that celebrates our funky-fresh boldness! Who else is rapping about Black women’s self-love over a Rick Ross beat?!
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- Nelson Mandela (via maarnayeri)
Soo Sunny Park (b. Seoul, Korea) - Unwoven Light at Rice University’s Rice Gallery in Houston, Texas. Composed of 37 individual sculptural units, the installation uses iridescent plexi-glass embedded in pieces of a chain link fence to cast shimmering, colorful reflections across the spacious gallery. Photo’s via Walley Films Flickr Photostream.
Celia Cruz, “La Reina de la Salsa”, interpretando Guantanamera.
I’m going to need everyone who’s calling Jlo’s tribute to the legendary Celia Cruz “amazing” to have several seats. What everyone witnessed last night at the AMAs was the erasure of AfroLatin@s. Celia was an AfroCubana whose musical genius not only challenged machismo in salsa but also the whitewashed standards of beauty of her time. To charge two white Latin@s with “honoring” Celia is an example of Latin@ antiblack racism and goes against what all her music and legacy stood for. It begs many questions about the continual whitewashing of Latin@s in mainstream media, the silence among many Latin@ civil rights orgs on antiblack racism, and why we don’t provide a platform for more AfroLatin@ artists to showcase their talent and to be able to represent Latinidad. Where are the AfroLatina salsa singers that could have done justice to Celia? #restinpower