Hi guys, we're just sharing an article about goth people of color and "race politics" in goth culture. It quotes many articles we've published, such as 'GOTH. The Aesthetic and The Subculture: Getting Past the Stupid Shit.' and …Continue
The Huffington Post recently published a piece called "Confessions of a Hair Weave Addict" in which filmmaker Erikka Yancy shares her thoughts about her relationship to her hair and about the fact that she's used hair weaves for most of her life.
Excerpts: "Before anyone gets upset I am not saying that women who get hair weaves have fantasies of being white. This is…
Are you tired of hearing "Mixed kids are the cutest kids"? What the hell is this theory about anyway?
TheRoot.com published a piece about this topic.
Excerpts: "A friend got the biscuit analogy. Wait for it: God burned black people and undercooked white people, but removed her from the heavenly oven at the perfect moment, she was told. Awkward. Well-intended. Poorly…
The term “feminism,” in our society, is one that is often misinterpreted, understood only by way of pop cultural references that serve to mock and berate the movement and its ideologies. When many people hear “feminism,” they think of overzealous, hyper-aggressive women that despise all men. When many people hear “feminism,” they often imagine said women as…Continue
It’s that time of the year again, when all American citizens have a right to vote for the right person to lead the country. Apparently it is also that time again, where Blacks are being harassed by some racist white people, including in the LGBTQ community when LGBTQ issues are up for a vote. One of those issues is marriage equality. Recently, I was one of the people who was harassed by one of those white racist Gay male. The harassment spun from a comment I made on the…Continue
Hey guys, we mentioned the 'Black Girl In Suburbia' documentary-in-the-making to you before. Additional footage, a "sneak peek", has surfaced (scroll down to watch). In case you missed it, we're re-posting the trailer too.
"Black Girl In Suburbia is a feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color (...) exploring through…
Voices from the community:
This video piece is about being a Black woman in the punk scene.
It features AP member Symphony, among others, and members of band Ninjasonik (they're playing the 2012 Afropunk Festival by the way!).
We would like to know: what has been your…
Ok now, this 'Dear White People' satire video is causing a commotion on the web. Writer/director/producer Justin Simien says: "Meant to articulate the sometimes funny, mostly harmless, but occasionally painful experience of being a Black face in a vastly white place (i.e. most Hollywood work environments) @DearWhitePeople also served an ulterior motive of mine. I'd been working for some time on a satire about race identity. The feature script for Dear White People follows the…Continue
"The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house." - Audre Lorde- Sister Outsider
I got into a discussion about race and class and a question was posed- in this society, are we enslaved mentally according to race and/or class? I took this to mean- does race and class dictate our "social mobility". Does it confine us in the social (and private!) spheres? Do we buy into these arbitrary confines and are we therefore mentally enslaved by them?
Part of working in the BDSM community professionally is being able to market yourself. Of course, many of our clientele are used to seeing thin, white girls with huge breasts in painted-on latex. But for the black and brown kinksters, being black and brown poses its own individual problems as far as marketing and promotion are concerned. There’s a part of me that will always be the weird girl in the big room. I was weird throughout junior high as well as high school. I was also…Continue
So rock is still considered a white thing, huh? What a surprise! British tabloid The Daily Mail asks "Does listening to rock make you racist?", referring to a study that states that "just a few minutes of listening to mainstream rock music such as Bruce Springsteen and the…Continue
Are most Black girls with colored hair considered "ghetto" (in a negative way) while their white counterparts are considered edgy and cute? While it is true a lot of "ghetto" black females do like to color their hair is it such a pronounced thing that any other black woman who dyes their hair is grouped in with them.
Even if they are ghetto why should they be brought down for having dyed hair when so many people of other races are deemed so many positive things when they…
What's your fantasy? I recall seeing Spike Lee’s 1996 film Girl 6 when I was much younger than I am now. I’ve always been a fan of Spike Lee’s flicks, but Girl 6 to me remains one of his more unsung pieces, and still no DVD release? Shame on you, Spike. For those who are not familiar with Girl 6 it starred the drop dead gorgeous Theresa Randall as an actress down on her luck and in dire straits. Unable to find a steady paying acting gig, she responds…Continue
Awwww yeeeaaahh. A topic I’ve been meaning to get at for a long ol’ time. I was just reading a book I had recently gotten, The Magical Household: Spells & Rituals for the Home, penned by Scott Cunningham and David Harrington. I kinda wanna take it back to the store. I bought it because I just recently moved into a new apartment and I was so stoked about it that I pretty much bought practically any crap that was witchy and pertained to it. I would have purified my…Continue
“I may be bad but I’m perfectly good at it.” When Rihanna sang in “S&M” about how whips and chains excite her, a shockwave went through the pop world. People excited by getting hurt? Oh no, no, that couldn’t be right. And on top of that a Black woman parading around in latex, rope bondage, oh that’s a definite “no.” Proper Black women do not express their sexuality as deviants, that type of sexual abandon is left for white women and not us.
But I have never…