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Black Love is Revolutionary

Black Love is Revolutionary

The powers that be are doing everything they can to prove black lives don’t matter. Eric Garner. Michale Brown Jr. Tanisha Anderson. Tamir Rice. Eric Harris. Walter Scott. Freddie Gray. Trayvon Martin. Amadou Diallo. Kendra James. Sean Bell. Alton Sterling.The list goes on… the struggle continues… And these to two young black militants were proving them wrong by any means necessary. On the run, tr...

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pgp404: a taste of Apache, revisited…

pgp404: a taste of Apache, revisited…

You know, Pangea’s AfroSocial is an evening or artistic interactive experiences designed to provoke, inspire and arouse you. It’s that different kind of a date night and/or that special girls night out. For patrons, it is that night where you can discover your inner artist using the art tools at your table (courtesy of Pangea’s Garden.) ALL PATRONS ARE INVITED TO MAKE THE ART! Or you c...

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Raine’s Nature Part 2: The Lake

Raine’s Nature Part 2: The Lake

Last Sunday we returned to the lake. It was our annual Fall Nature Stroll where the earthSistas and earthBrothas host a group of photographers and cultivators on an excursion through nature. The Cultivators are the purveyors of the “culture that cultivates an Afrosensual Aesthetic.” It was such an inspired morning that it led to reflections of moments on another Nature Stroll… Zeus DaShaman is Cul...

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Lookbook: moments By Natacha Baco

Lookbook: moments By Natacha Baco

“grow your style, cultivate your difference” That is the slogan for the By Natacha Baco brand, a fashion designer label out of France. Their unique sense of style is born out of a rich eclectic embrace of the various styles of a broad array of cultures. These moments are brought to you by French model Jeannie Samnick and photojournalist Diane Audrey Ngako. Check them out and prepare for more. This...

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A smoking afrodesiac…

A smoking afrodesiac…

This was an unplanned night. Jewelry designer, Zeus DeShaman and I were hanging out at a photography studio at The Goat Farm Arts Center during one of Pangea’s Studio Days; a day each month that we set aside to create images to support the Cultivators of the Garden, of which Zeus is one. We were joined by earthSista RaineTheMuse and spoken word artist TinaATL. The women were there to create ...

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a Childress vision of Me

a Childress vision of Me

How do I sum up who Brian Childress is? Well, in his own words, he is a “Passionate, self-taught lover of the art and science that is photography.” He’s also a Lover of Jazz, and his art plays melodies that move you. Brian is funny and very down to earth. He’s always professional and respectful. But what I love most about him is that he feels me and moves me by means of his...

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pgp373: Black Americana II: my strength, my allure, my WONDER

pgp373: Black Americana II: my strength, my allure, my WONDER

“Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power. Not wanting to be girls, they don’t want to be tender. “Women’s strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.” ~...

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Black Americana I: Afrika the Great – America the Beautiful

Black Americana I: Afrika the Great – America the Beautiful

Images by Saddi Khali Photography AMBIVALENCE : The coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, object, or idea. I put myself in conversation with the flag, with the context of my HISTORY. There is a history in this country my skin has been seen as dirty, my beauty cheap and base arousing only sensual desire. I ASSERT that I AM pure in MY SKIN, my nakedne...

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pgp337: We are all Afrofuturists…

pgp337: We are all Afrofuturists…

by Kareem Reid (westindians) “Afrofuturism” might sound like an impenetrable theoretical art term but simply put, it involves the act of re-imagination, reclamation of black identity– a rejection and subversion of debilitating stereotypes, an expression of the infinite ways of interpreting the past, present & future, demonstrating the cosmopolitan reality of the black experience. “The st...

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Violet… red by the window interlude

Violet… red by the window interlude

Sunlight streamed thru the sheer, laced fabric and horizontal blinds that covered the window. earthSista Violet’s lean, curvy figure drank all of it in. She teased it and danced with while I captured the images. This wasn’t the shoot. This was that moment between shoots and the light… the light always loved Violet. Simply adorned in a red body jewel by Nobella, the natural diva s...

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