Monthly Archives: October 2013
Black & Married
Despite the media’s dismal portrayal of Black marriage and its relentless effort to encourage Black women to abandon the idea of a happy marriage with a Black man, they are still getting married. In addition, there are people working hard to strengthen the bond between Black couples.
Black And Married With Kids is an organization started by Lamar and Ronnie Tyler, which focuses on helping African-American couples keep their marriages together.
Because of their successful work in helping thousands of African-American marriages, their website now has a huge following, with over 250,000 fans on its Facebook page. The couple has also earned several awards, and has been named on Essence magazine’s Power Couples on The Move list alongside the Obamas and Beyoncé and Jay Z.
Sculptor Augusta Savage and her work: Photographed in Harlem. 1938.
(photo: Andrew Herman)
Augusta Savage, who was born in Green Cove Springs, Florida in 1892, began molding clay at an early age. Despite great opposition from her family, Savage was determined to pursue a career in the arts as a sculptor. She moved to New York to study at Cooper Union, where she was soon commissioned to create a portrait bust of W.E.B. Du Bois and other African American leaders including Marcus Garvey. In 1924 the sculpture of her nephew, Gamin, won the Julius Rosenwald Fellowship which gave her the opportunity to study in Paris for one year. After returning home from Europe, Savage shared her art and experiences through teaching in the Harlem community. In 1932, Augusta established the Savage Studio of Arts and Crafts to provide adult art education. She also later became the first director of the Harlem Community Arts Center, where she played a crucial role in the development of young African American artists. This art center became a model for others across the country, including Chicago’s Southside Community Art Center.
Via Positive Black Stories. By Heru G. Duenas
We want freedom
Furiosa, tempestiva, señora y dueña de las pasiones intensas, una reina!..Oyá,que sus vientos nos traigan la felicidad esperada y el amor deseado! Oya Mesan Orun!Jekua Jey, mamá!
Furious, temperamental, lady and mistress of intense passions, a queen! .. Oya, your winds bring us the happiness and love we desire! Oya Mesan Orun! Jekua Jey, Mom!
via Comunidad Religiosa