aliahatch:

Excellent news! Please share!
@tionam posted her entire short film “Bumming Cigarettes” and a scene from her exhibit “Be Alarmed: The Black Americana Epic” on her tumblr http://tionam.com/ at 12pm. Both will be available to watch until midnight tonight.
Enjoy!
#bummingcigarettes #film #shortfilm #qpoc #poc #woc #moc #qwoc #lgbt #lgbtq #hivawareness #aidsawareness #family #history #legacy

aliahatch:

Excellent news! Please share!

@tionam posted her entire short film “Bumming Cigarettes” and a scene from her exhibit “Be Alarmed: The Black Americana Epic” on her tumblr http://tionam.com/ at 12pm. Both will be available to watch until midnight tonight.

Enjoy!

#bummingcigarettes #film #shortfilm #qpoc #poc #woc #moc #qwoc #lgbt #lgbtq #hivawareness #aidsawareness #family #history #legacy

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newmodelminority:

diasporadash:

blackgirlsarefromthefuture:

@bettiono Presents @Reninawrites and @Hafrocentric, (Juliana “Jewels” Smith) for their Oakland book launch.I am going home ya’ll.

We will be discussing Black women’s storytelling on and off line. I will have books, t-shirts and post cards for sell. Come say #heybewhay.

Please share and reblog. We are trying to make it pop off:)

PLEASE. SOMEONE SEND ME A TICKET TO OAKLAND. I BEG OF YOU.

How far away are you? ~@Reninawrites

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blackfeminismlives:

indiegogo.com/projects/when-we-free-by-every-means-media—2

Spirit leaping from the screen… Healing bouncing around the room…

That is what is happening when we screen footage from the Mobile Homecoming. The Mobile Homecoming Film and Online Series along with the documentary about an affirming and inclusive Ifa Spiritual Community are coming along sooo well. They have already changed my life and I want them to change yours. After struggling for over a year I understand that the missing link is you. I need community support to get these projects done. I want community to support my shift from living un-sustainably as I get it done SLOW to living sustainably as I increase productivity and accountability.

This fundraiser is to support the liberation work of Julia Roxanne Wallace/Sangodare Akinwale using multimedia and art as a tool to connect to legacy. Collaborating with Sista Docta Alexis Pauline Gumbs, we facilitate transformation and the transfer of legacy through the Mobile Homecoming (MbHc), black feminist film school (bffs) and Queer Renaissance.

Learn more at indiegogo.com/projects/when-we-free-by-every-means-media—2

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blackfeminismlives:

Happy Kwanzaa from Mobile Homecoming!!! 

Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Julia Roxanne Wallace/Sangodare Akinwale provide a singing celebration of Umoja the first day of Kwanzza. Check out the article in Ebony Magazine featuring Alexis and our Mobile Homecoming elders Dr. Kofi Adoma and Imani Rashid at ebony.com/news-views/why-lgbt-african-americans-embrace-kwanzaa-495#axzz2ohmYeQQl . (mobilehomecoming.org)

Support our self-determination (Kujichagulia) by donating (yes! tax deductible to our end of year Indiegogo.igg.me/at/whenwefreemedia/x/4590404 . Only a few days left…

UMOJA = UNITY -> To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.

The first principle Umoja (Unity) reminds us of the wisdom of the ancestors found in the Odu Ifa of the Yoruba, which says that “all good comes from the gathering together in harmony.” This teaches us the key lesson that all real and lasting good we do must be done in peaceful and principled togetherness as family and community, as friends and partners in building the world we want and deserve to live in. The teaching says we must not walk alone but gather like trees in forming a forest, maintaining our distinctiveness as persons but standing strong in mutually beneficial relationships of harmonious togetherness.

Support our “By Every Means Media” approach to transforming community year round with a tax deductible donation and learn more about our projects here: mobilehomecoming.org/

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theblackgrlcoalition:

COMING OF AGE FILMS FEATURING BLACK GIRLS: YELLING TO THE SKY(2011, directed by Victoria Mahoney)

Yelling to the Sky was the 3rd coming of age film i had ever seen about a black girl, going through struggles that a lot of black girls are going through right now but are hardly talked about or showcased in mainstream media, and it poured a fuel over the intense passion i have for coming of age films about black girls and made that passion even bigger. Zoe Krazitz plays Sweetness O’hara, a 17y/o girl in high school suffering through bullying from her peers, a broken family, and having to deal with the fact that her life might be at a dead end if she doesn’t find a way out immediately. Also features other amazing black actresses like Gabourey Sidibe and Antonique Smith, making it perhaps one of the top ten best films i’ve ever watched.  

(Source: thecoalitionmag)

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blackfeminismlives:

indiegogo.com/projects/when-we-free-by-every-means-media—2

Spirit leaping from the screen… Healing bouncing around the room…

That is what is happening when we screen footage from the Mobile Homecoming. The Mobile Homecoming Film and Online Series along with the documentary about an affirming and inclusive Ifa Spiritual Community are coming along sooo well. They have already changed my life and I want them to change yours. After struggling for over a year I understand that the missing link is you. I need community support to get these projects done. I want community to support my shift from living un-sustainably as I get it done SLOW to living sustainably as I increase productivity and accountability.

This fundraiser is to support the liberation work of Julia Roxanne Wallace/Sangodare Akinwale using multimedia and art as a tool to connect to legacy. Collaborating with Sista Docta Alexis Pauline Gumbs, we facilitate transformation and the transfer of legacy through the Mobile Homecoming (MbHc), black feminist film school (bffs) and Queer Renaissance.

Learn more at indiegogo.com/projects/when-we-free-by-every-means-media—2

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blackfeminismlives:

School of Our Lorde Back to School Blessingfest!!!!

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Hey loved ones!  I am so excited to be creating a whole new School of Our Lorde curriculum and distance learning platform with fancy audio visual treats and surprises this school year.   It’s a surprise, but you are going to LOVE it and it is going to make the indepth (aka obsessive) research that I’ve done on Audre Lorde’s life and work and the work I’ve been doing around the country with specific geographic communities available to this worldwide community of Audre Lorde loving folks.   Yippee!!!!

So this back to school season I am hosting a virtual fundraiser to jumpstart our new School of Our Lorde Distance Learning Offerings!

Which means donate and you can get these gorgeous back to school blessings (drawing on Audre Lorde’s syllabi, speeches and poems about teaching) for you or a loved one!!!!

Screen shot 2013-08-22 at 1.01.44 AM$10-20 one time donation:

A Black Feminist Oracle Poem (aka alphabetical found poem from within one of Audre Lorde’s poems about school/teaching) sent directly to your inbox!

(Just include the intention you want blessed and a letter of the alphabet so I can distill your poem!)

Photo 128$30-100 (or a monthly sustainer rate of $5-15):

A 30-minute one on one Oracle Reading Session with an interpretation of your Black Feminist Oracle Poem.

(16 available)

$150-300 (or a monthly sustainer rate of $20-25):

An IN PERSON one on one Oracle Reading Session with an interpretation of your Black Feminist Oracle Poem when I am in your neck of the woods.

  • 4 available in Durham in September and October
  • 2 available in Atlanta Oct. 24-28
  • 2 Available in Cincinnati Nov. 7-11
  • 2 Available in LA  Sept. 15-16


IMG_2943$1000-2000 (or $100+ sustainer rate):

A customized Audre Lorde based workshop for you and your crew including an installation of a Black Feminist Oracle activity for all participants when I am in your neck of the woods.

  • 2 available in Durham in September and October
  • 1 available in Atlanta Oct. 24-28
  • 1 Available in Cincinnati Nov. 7-11
  • 1 Available in LA  Sept. 15-16

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blackfeminismlives:

As Toni Cade Bambara taught, sister is a verb!  This webinar explores sistering as an intellectual practice and standard for engagement in an intellectual marketplace that encourages competition, tokenization and shade.   Join sister-comrades Elle and Lex  on Wednesday evenings this September as they draw on texts by black feminist historians, lead discussions on sistering as an intellectual practice and live online interviews with black feminist historian sheroes!  (*Limited to 8 participants!)
http://www.alexispauline.com/brillianceremastered/2013/08/21/sistorian-webinar/

blackfeminismlives:

As Toni Cade Bambara taught, sister is a verb!  This webinar explores sistering as an intellectual practice and standard for engagement in an intellectual marketplace that encourages competition, tokenization and shade.   Join sister-comrades Elle and Lex  on Wednesday evenings this September as they draw on texts by black feminist historians, lead discussions on sistering as an intellectual practice and live online interviews with black feminist historian sheroes!  (*Limited to 8 participants!)

http://www.alexispauline.com/brillianceremastered/2013/08/21/sistorian-webinar/

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blackfeminismlives:

Greetings Bright Thunder!

This is the season of transition that every species participates in! Everything around us is growing pollinating and responding with unbelievably bright enthusiasm to grey skies and rain. And what about us? This life-changing May Brilliance Remastered has a number of…

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