In 1959, Galesburg banned Earley from graduating and denied him a diploma after he and other African-Americans had a picnic in a park that was unofficially off-limits to blacks.
The child of LOV
Alkmaar heeft met Martijn Teerlinck aka The Child of LOV een groot artiest verloren: zie bijlage weekend Volkskrant van vandaag 16 augustus 2014.
A Film by Tessa Boerman
Unfolding like a detective novel, Painted Black examines the representation of people of African origin in the paintings of Dutch and Flemish masters from the late Middle Ages to the present, with a particular focus on the seventeenth century.
You can watch Echoes of Blaxploitation in the Netherlands, a lecture by Tessa Boerman, here. My search for a copy of Zwarte Belicht continues…
The painting shown in the poster above is Moses and His Wife by Jacob Jordaens.
This is Maria Christian, my former cast director at the Michigan Renaissance Festival as her character, Princess Isaade M’boukou. Maria’s been designing and wearing African-Elizabethan fusion garb to MiRF for decades, so she has a few different gowns and headpieces in rotation. In addition to her duties keeping the stage acts organized, as Isaade she acts as an impresario at the feasts, talks about West African traditions and folklore, and is much needed and treasured PoC representation on the cast.
Styled by Mobolaji Dawodu - A Visual Catalog.
There’s a cinematic quality to almost every Mobolaji Dawodu styled and or photographed photo. So many of the images he has styled, photographed - or both - look more like something out of a film still than 2-D fashion magazine pages. This signature of his, that is both visually classic and communicative, is part of what makes Dawodu’s work so intensely captivating. Making use of subjects that always have an air of effortless cool and mystique, Dawodu is able to draw you to his images, through the use of aesthetic qualities, leaving the viewer highly intrigued as to the narrative that inspired it. It’s no surprise that Dawodu’s foray into the world of costume design, with films such as ‘Restless City’ and ‘Mother of George’ under his belt, has been beautifully successful.
Hailed by Complex as one of the most stylish men in media, Dawodu is the style editor-at-large at the Fader but has had his work appear in such publications as Vanity Fair, i-D and Paper, and worked on projects for PUMA, Nike, Kenzo, Converse and Apple. Born in Nigeria to a Nigerian father and American mother, much of his work has been influenced and informed by his bi-coastal background.
Jeans VS Leggings by Alberta Whittle.
Your history makes me so horny 2/8 by Patricia Kaersenhout, Dutch-Surinamese visual artist and activist.
"The photos used in the series, Black Ladies, Distant Bodies and Your history makes me so horny are all about the stereotypical representation of the black female body, without arousing any curiosity about who those women really are. Intertwining them with historical images from old history books
emphasizes on the fact that Black females are historically ignored and neglected.”