Black Female Artists Tackle The Dangerous Stereotypes That Have Never Defined Them


We are all complex multi-faceted human beings not one dimensional stereotypes created by society, the media & the oppressors.

GOOD BLACK NEWS

Mildred Howard, “I’ve Been a Witness to this Game IX,” color monoprint/digital on found paper with collage, 2016.

article by Priscilla Frank via huffingtonpost.com

The pop culture landscape is littered with lazy images of black women ― the nurturer, the hussy, the angry bitch. Hovering around the all-encompassing myth of the “strong black woman,” those paper-thin characterizations fail to represent real women in all their complexity and vulnerability.

Despite the monolithic representations that appear so often in TV series, advertisements, films and the imaginations of those who digest them, artists have long worked to provide images that speak to the depth and sweet fallibility of all human beings ― black women included.

An exhibition at the Alexandria Museum of Art, titled “Beyond Mammy, Jezebel, & Sapphire: Reclaiming Images of Black Women,” deconstructs the limiting categorizations mainstream culture allows black women. The artists on view reveal the shoddy nature…

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Mable Elizabeth Palmer & 50s Fashion


 

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Not every Lady from the 1950s wore corny wacky fashions during the 1950s. As you can see from the photos my Mom had great taste, was fashionably attired and was Elegance personified. Simple yet Refined. She was the cream of the crop out of all the Ladies in Dayton, Ohio. These pictures taken in Dayton, Ohio probably  around 1956 at a local park.

My parents were married in December 1955 and stayed married for 40 years. Only death separated them when my Dad died in 1995 and death brought them back together in 1998 when my Dad came for his Beloved Bride.

Sometimes when I look in the mirror I can see her face within mine. Thank you Mom for carrying me for 9 months within your womb and raising me to be a responsible hard working faithful adult. I Love and Miss you dearly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birthday Selfies


Birthday Weekend Selfies Gone Wild!!

Selfie Mania

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Refreshed My Vampire Red Hair Color yesterday.  Also modeling more of my blue mascara with the eyes closed pose.  More Smoochie Fish Face Red Lips Poses! LOL!

Oh Say Can You See My Blue Mascara!!

 

The Daily Press

This place just opened up this week. When I moved to my Brownsville, Brooklyn neighborhood November 2012 this building was a church. Since it is across the street from where we live my roommate and I went to check it out. They serve coffee, tea and vegan goodies. We had the pleasure of speaking with the owner and he seems to be friendly.

Nice space with lots of potential. They are still putting on some finishing touches and it will be slamming as they progress.

My roommate treated me to a mint tea and vegan blueberry muffin. Yummy!

♡ ☆  I Give the Daily Press 4 Stars out of a possible Five. Once they finish all their construction I will give them 5 Stars!

Since my roommate is an artist, writer and playwright I suggested to him that as we continue to patronize the business that he broach the idea of having his play at this shop plus poetry readings and a small art show.

This community coffee — tea shop would be ideal for me to do a poetry performance plus a possible photography show. Of course we would be charging a nominal fee for our artistic/creative productions. The Daily Press will make money and We will make money.

Let’s see what the future holds for two artistic and creative people.

Share Your World~~ February 20, 2017


 

Share Your World – February 20, 2017

Share Your World – February 20, 2017

SYW BANNER

When you cut something with scissors, do you move your jaw (as if you were about to chew)?

No.

Do you chew your pens and pencils?

No. They don’t taste good.

Are you a collector of anything?  If so what?

I used to collect African-American figurines and when I had my own place. I had a Curio Cabinet to display them but they are all in storage now since my space is way too small to be collecting anything.

What size is your bed? 

Full size. Big enough for me and my cat Sylvester.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

 

Okay I’m a week late answering this Share Your World. Shows you my hectic life of commuting plus spending hours at work so I’m backtracking.

Good Weather and warm temps. After that horrible disgusting snowstorm last week the temps went into the 50s & 60s. Much better.

Looking forward to my Birthday, Monday, Feb. 27th.

 

 

Musical Tastes Expectations


 

 

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Expectation

 

Sometimes people think because I’m African-American I only enjoy Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Funk, R&B or Soul Music. Not true. Because I was exposed to different types of music at an early age I also enjoy Classical and County Music.  I learned about Classical music while in High School. At the time I did not appreciate this music but as I got older the beauty, flow and melodies resonated in my life.

As for C&W (Country & Western) music I both heard and saw on TV plus later when I was stationed at Fort Campbell, KY one flies into Nashville, TN which is the C&W music capitol. Ft. Campbell, KY sits on both the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. Pretty much I was hearing C&W music all day every day on the radio as I went about my daily business of work.  I came to appreciate the romance and drama of C&W and developed a taste for some of my favorite music artists.

A little while ago a co-worker and I were sitting in the break room talking about our favorite C&W stars. He name Marty Robbins and together we began to sing the famous Marty Robbins song El Paso. Other co-workers entering the break room thought we were nuts and got a good laugh from our off key singing.

My co-worker is Puerto Rican and Taino. The Taino are the Indigenous peoples of Puerto Rico.

Over the years I’ve learned to appreciate many music genres. I Love the many songs from the different countries in Africa. I also enjoy Native American music. Most of sung in their native tongue but you don’t have to understand the words to appreciate the beauty of the music.

 

Marty Robbins… (Long Version) “El Paso” 1959 with Lyrics

 

My absolute favorite all time C&W is Patsy Cline. In my Opinion she is the Best Female C&W singer of all time!

 

Patsy Cline — I Fall To Pieces

 

Patsy Cline – Crazy

 

Patsy Cline – Walkin’ After Midnight