My Queer Blackness.PROUD
My Queer Blackness, My Black Queerness (MQBMBQ) is a three-week independent initiative highlighting, supporting, and celebrating the intersection of Black Queerness in society: “It is a protest; a celebration that frames Blackness as a polyphony, a genre or melody with a vast variety of notes and textures, denouncing both white Queer racism and Black anti-Queer antagonism, by way of art, film, and literature.”
MQBMBQ includes a print sale, which will run for three weeks, of limited edition prints from 12 image-makers: Campbell Addy, Kennedi Carter, David Uzochukwu, Michael Bailey Gates, Sackitey Tesa, Emmanuel Sanchez-Monsalve, Florian Joahn, Myles Loftin, Tim Walker, Hao Zeng, Daniel Obasi, and Justin French.
100 per cent of the proceeds after printing and shipping will be donated to TransWave JA & ForTheGworls — charities in aid of Black Trans individuals. Each image is available in a limited edition of 20 copies, ...
See in Black.HONORED
Additionally, 100% of proceeds from the sale will benefit social justice charities
See In Black, a collective formed in the wake of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, Tony McDade, and other Black people’s deaths at the hands of law enforcement, has launched a self-titled print sale to celebrate the work of around 80 Black photographers.
Launched last Friday, on Juneteenth, the sale supports the group’s aims to “dismantle white supremacy and systematic oppression”, with 100% of proceeds benefiting five social justice charities: The Bail Project, Know Your Rights Camp, Youth Empowerment Project, National Black Justice Coalition, and Black Futures Lab.
“Our intention is to replenish those we’ve been nourished by,” reads a statement from See In Black.
Co-founder Micaiah Carter adds: “We wanted to find organisations that did a plethora of things for specific communities, but also national communities – dif...
The kit will be worn by several national sports teams and is inspired by Sierra Leone’s flag and 16 tribes.
Labrum, the London-based British African heritage fashion brand telling “the untold story of West Africa to help bridge the gap between western and West African cultures” has collaborated with the National Sports Authority Sierra Leone (NSASL), to design the official 2021 Olympics kit.
The collection has launched with a campaign shot by Rafael Pavarotti and styled by Ib Kamara, with an accompanying short film created by Harry Deadman which also features stills by Ash Narod. Together, these components hone in on the power of sport as well as paying tribute to Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital and the birthplace of Labrum’s founder Foday Dumbuya. Further celebrating the country and its talent, all of the models and actors were scouted from St Edward’s and St Joseph’s Secondary Schools.
The kits, which will also ...
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