“Watching the community come together, watching all these black folks rallying together because they want justice…I think this is a radical expression of black love that I don’t know if people understand it to be so, but that’s exactly what it is. So they are being framed in horrible ways but at the core, what’s going on in Ferguson is about love. It’s about loving one another so much that you’re willing to face tear gas and bullets because you want to protect each other.”

Filling the gaps with “Strolling”: an interview with Cecile Emeke

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Cecile Emeke (cecileemeke), director of the amazing short-documentary seriesStrolling,” told us how black feminist thought has influenced her work:

"So for example, you’re "supposed" to have objective documentaries, with really static, sharp shots, you’re not meant to do it freehand, you can’t just interview mostly black women, you can’t ask the type of questions I’m asking and all the rest - but black feminist thought has taught me as a person to ignore all the tradition and dogma projected on to me and listen to myself and do whatever the hell I want, and that definitely translated into how I’ve decided to make strolling and all the rest of my work."

Read the rest of the interview here! 

blackgirlstalking:

Black Girls Talking Episode 33

This week we discuss what’s been happening in Ferguson, MO, Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda video and Taylor Swift fatigue, comic book movies and more.

As mentioned in this episode, here are links to some great pieces about what is and has been happening in Ferguson: 

In defense of black rage: Michael Brown, police and the American dream

What Policing Looks Like To A Former Investigator Of Misconduct

Ferguson and Patience for the Appalled 

What It Was Like In The Streets On Ferguson’s Worst Night 

The Front Lines of Ferguson 

Michael Brown and the Danger of the Perfect Victim Frame 

In case you missed it!

Please take some time to read Carefree Black Girl: The Life And Death Of Karyn Washington. It’s a touching memorial for Karyn, whose activism and spirit made a lasting impression on so many of us. The piece also starts an incredibly important dialogue on a struggle many of us face but don’t often discuss: mental health.
Illustration comes courtesy of our fave brittanyhollowaybrown
For more resources on mental health here on tumblr please visit blackgirlmentalhealth. Take care of yourselves <3

Please take some time to read Carefree Black Girl: The Life And Death Of Karyn Washington. It’s a touching memorial for Karyn, whose activism and spirit made a lasting impression on so many of us. The piece also starts an incredibly important dialogue on a struggle many of us face but don’t often discuss: mental health.

Illustration comes courtesy of our fave brittanyhollowaybrown

For more resources on mental health here on tumblr please visit blackgirlmentalhealth. Take care of yourselves <3