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pgp388: Black Americana – The Revolution

pgp388: Black Americana – The Revolution

BLACK AMERICANA: Volume One is the passion project of artist/scholar Tanisha L Pyron exploring relational dynamics between black men and black women at various points within the Black American historical timeline looking to quantify and establish what it took for one black man to love one black woman in the past and what it will take now to sustain love and communal connection and cast vision for ...

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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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pgp371: him by PrettyFire

pgp371: him by PrettyFire

I remember him and you do too. Him when you first met him…. and that BIG fight you had on the last day of school. OR. The following fall when tag, red light green and kick ball. Turned into playing: Doctor, Momma and Daddy & catch a girl kiss a girl. AND When & If HE chased you, you ran…cause you KNEW…. if he caught u he was determined to be your first to kiss you. EVEN….if you slugg...

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pgp351: PrettyFire is the Ratchet Housewife…

pgp351: PrettyFire is the Ratchet Housewife…

“I am intelligent enough to know that there are lots of pretty women in the world. Many prettier then me but none can duplicate that which emanates from within me. My voice, my light, my energy, the point of origin for my real beauty. My story is that which is uniquely mine it is what I seek to share with the universe through my art.” –PrettyFire SHE’S EQUAL PARTS 1950’s ha...

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pgp340: PrettyFire is black and blue

pgp340: PrettyFire is black and blue

Sometimes the BLUES has a language all it’s own…. BLUeScenTRic “I’ve said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice.” BB KING Concept Shoot Photography and Words by: TANISHA LYNN PYRON PHOTOGRAPHY Tanisha Lynn Pyron (aka PRETTYFIRE) is an artist and a visual storyteller, currently working on her MFA in acting at the University of Illinois. The young arti...

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