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What’s Going On? Can you be pro-black and date outside your race?

What’s Going On? Can you be pro-black and date outside your race?

We posed this question to all of you our on Instagram and Facebook as a result of some actions happening at the time in the Garden and were quite surprised by the controversy it posed. Pangea’s Garden celebrates the beauty of BLACK women, BLACK people and BLACK love. The images we have created and captured in this mission have, mostly, been created by BLACK artists and photographers with BLA...

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WGO? What the Hell should we do?

WGO? What the Hell should we do?

The week of July 4th 2016 may go down in history as the most violent moment of civil unrest in the history of America to date. In Minnesota, an innocent, young black man was shot down by police in the presence of a 4-year old girl. In Louisiana, a black man selling cds in a parking lot was pinned to the ground and shot to death by police after he was immobilized. And in Texas, officers were sniped...

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WGO? Celebrating 420…

WGO? Celebrating 420…

420 means many things to many people, myself included. I first heard the term 420 when I was in my early 20’s, and had no idea what it meant until I asked. I learned it meant that on April 20th, Cannabis users celebrate their beloved plant, and that at 4:20 it’s time to blaze a joint, or take some bong rips, etc. The term 420 conjures up positive energy for us who use the term, and brings a smile ...

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pgp389: a Punk Black Fest

pgp389: a Punk Black Fest

The rhythms are discordant, raw and angry. The base is either on par or behind the roar of the guitar, screaming fire to patrons who lose themselves into the rage of music that others would say is not their own – ugly words that they all stopped listening to a long time ago… PUNK BLACK is an independent rock music showcase featuring musicians of color. Started less than a year ago, the event...

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WGO?: The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams and Operation Black Hair

WGO?: The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams and Operation Black Hair

From TheWire.com Back in April, the military banned several specific hairstyles almost exclusive to black women, including twists, dreadlocks, and several forms of naturally grown hair. The currently available options – straightened (or “relaxed”), wigs, weaves, microbraids, and cornrows – are costly and require hours in a salon. Williams decided to take the issue to the streets, first...

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pgp356: the southern afro charm of Teyonah Parris

pgp356: the southern afro charm of Teyonah Parris

Teyonah, initially, came to our attention with her appearance on Mad Men. Sporting a ’60’s style wig and secretarial attire, she joined the staff as the first African-American  hired by the fictional ad agency Sterling Cooper Draper Price.  Her character’s role broadened the perspective of the, until then, myopic view of culture and society of the ’60’s. But it was at...

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Wrath of Siafu…the eye of the storm

Wrath of Siafu…the eye of the storm

the words of Kalonji Jama Changa i gotta post this video to show heads that Organizing Is The New Cool and Hip Hop ain’t dead)))) And this is only the first track off the soundtrack, we got about 14 more to go (but y’all probably don’t wanna here it so we gonna keep it pushin’) *oh yeah, word on the streets is this song may be performed live during 34th Annual Black August ...

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pgp303: Kenyan Model Ajuma says its not OK to tell us to lighten our skin

pgp303: Kenyan Model Ajuma says its not OK to tell us to lighten our skin

From Clutch Magazine – Like many other parts of the world, Africa is no stranger to European standards of beauty. The practice of skin lightening is becoming rampant in many African countries as some folks go to drastic lengths to shed their dark complexions for lighter, “more acceptable” ones. “It seems that the world is conspiring in preaching that there is something wrong with Kenyan ladies’ ki...

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Soundcheck: The Beauty Within Revisited…

Soundcheck: The Beauty Within Revisited…

Ari J is known for her work as a filmmaker and documentarian. With an eight year history as a creative in various genres, Ari has worked as director, director of photography and editor. As the producer of this video of the Dead Prez work, “The Beauty Within,” she worked with director/photographer Shannon Mccollum. Regarding this work, Ari had this to say on her website, “A castin...

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Warning: If your butt isn’t big, you may not be Black

Warning: If your butt isn’t big, you may not be Black

By Shannon T. Boodram of Sway Magazine Until recently, wide hips, thick lips and solid derrieres, common among many Black women, were passed over and deemed unworthy of even an honourable mention in the working definition of beauty. But this year, Allure magazine announced there has been a milestone victory in the uphill battle versus beauty standards: no longer does mainstream media call for its ...

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