ART BY/WITH/FOR POC


David Agbodji by Miguel Reveriego

David Agbodji by Miguel Reveriego

thisiseverydayracism:

Utopia (Australia, 2014)

TRIGGER WARNING.

Utopia is a documentary about the past and present of the brutality inflicted on Aboriginal peoples by the white invaders.

While we hate the fact that this documentary is only getting attention because it’s a white male saying what Aboriginal Australians have been saying forever, it is nevertheless a must watch.

brianadeshe:

unicorchampion:

brianadeshe:

bkcarib:

love this movie

This movie is everything

what movies is this?

Attack the block

africandiasporaphd:

Museum to be built where many enslaved Africans set foot in US

profkew:

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Organizers say a $75 million International African American Museum will be built beside the Charleston harbor where tens of thousands of slaves first set foot in the United States.

Charleston Mayor Joe Riley announced Tuesday that the museum will be built near where a wharf once stood in the South Carolina city where the Civil War began.

During the late 1770s and early 1800s, tens of thousands of slaves crossed the wharf entering the nation. Riley says there is no better site for the museum. The location is on the waterfront, just down and across the street from the original site planned for the museum.

The project was first announced 13 years ago.

Riley says construction on the 42,000-square-foot museum could begin in early 2016 with completion in 2018.

iluvsouthernafrica:

Botswana:
The Honourable Justice Unity Dow 
Unity Dow (born 23 April 1959) is a judge, human rights activist, and writer from Botswana.
As the first female judge to be appointed to Botswana’s high court, Unity Dow is a trailblazer in her home country, paving the way for other women fighting for equality and justice.
Her 11-year tenure at the high court was marked by the landmark 2006 case where Botswana’s Bushmen took the government to court over the right to live and hunt in the central Kalahari game reserve.
Today, 53-year-old Dow is a partner in her own law firm, a successful author and a prominent activist championing women’s rights.
it’s all a far cry from growing up in a dusty rural village on the outskirts of Gaborone, Botswana’s capital.
"I was born into a Botswana where there was no tar road, no telephone. I think I saw my first refrigerator when I was a teenager," remembers Dow, 53. "I grew up in a Botswana where you had to hold water on your head and hold firewood as well."
Despite the tough conditions and the initial objections of her family, Dow decided to pursue a career in law following advice from one of her teachers.
Read more.
Photo by Pieter Hugo

iluvsouthernafrica:

Botswana:

The Honourable Justice Unity Dow 

Unity Dow (born 23 April 1959) is a judge, human rights activist, and writer from Botswana.

As the first female judge to be appointed to Botswana’s high court, Unity Dow is a trailblazer in her home country, paving the way for other women fighting for equality and justice.

Her 11-year tenure at the high court was marked by the landmark 2006 case where Botswana’s Bushmen took the government to court over the right to live and hunt in the central Kalahari game reserve.

Today, 53-year-old Dow is a partner in her own law firm, a successful author and a prominent activist championing women’s rights.

it’s all a far cry from growing up in a dusty rural village on the outskirts of Gaborone, Botswana’s capital.

"I was born into a Botswana where there was no tar road, no telephone. I think I saw my first refrigerator when I was a teenager," remembers Dow, 53. "I grew up in a Botswana where you had to hold water on your head and hold firewood as well."

Despite the tough conditions and the initial objections of her family, Dow decided to pursue a career in law following advice from one of her teachers.

Read more.

Photo by Pieter Hugo

yagazieemezi:

R E D H E A T
By Thandiwe Muriu

Harry and Leomi models in love. 

peraltaproject:

Doña con Rolos (one of my pieces from the Complejo Exhibit)
Original Photograph by: Iñaki Vinaixa
Check out my recap of the show and the opening reception photos here.

peraltaproject:

Doña con Rolos (one of my pieces from the Complejo Exhibit)

Original Photograph by: Iñaki Vinaixa

Check out my recap of the show and the opening reception photos here.

bodyfluids:

smokeformeisel:

Xiao Wen Ju photographed by Solve Sundsbo for i-D Magazine Summer 2013