the only thing that bothers me about this article is that though it argues against marketers viewing black people as a monolith, it lumps anything outside of so-called mainstream black culture under the umbrella of Afropunk (i.e. “if they don’t like top 40 rap & basketball then they’re into Afropunk & what that stands for”). It goes without saying that unraveling the interests and tastes of contemporary Black Americans is more complicated than that. I think this article is important though b/c as businesses become more interested in and adept at advertising to Black millennials, especially black “hipsters,”  this will mean more media like magazines and television shows that depict Black twentysomethings. 

Also: ”Afropunk is a left-of-center creative community that’s been growing under the radar.” 

Under whose radar though? White people’s? Middle-aged black people’s? 

As for a movie with a non-white lead; if Marvel makes Thor 3 before it makes Black Panther, it will have made ten movies headlined by blond white men named Chris before it makes one movie headlined by someone who isn’t even white. (They can cast a black actor named Chris. That’s totally OK.)

Marvel Studios and diversity, everyone. (From here.)

what i been saying?

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yagazieemezi:

FLOWER CROWN MAGAZINE is a digital magazine for young intersectional feminists! We are about having fun, but not at the expense of the marginalized.  We believe in the power of choice, but believe in examining those choices as well. We believe in body positivity that doesn’t exclude asexuals. We believe in fighting for our sisters, not just our cisters. And we most certainly do not believe in the silencing and erasure of women of color. We believe in self-love. We are a lifestyle magazine with a socially conscious lean.
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yagazieemezi:

FLOWER CROWN MAGAZINE is a digital magazine for young intersectional feminists! We are about having fun, but not at the expense of the marginalized.  We believe in the power of choice, but believe in examining those choices as well. We believe in body positivity that doesn’t exclude asexuals. We believe in fighting for our sisters, not just our cisters. And we most certainly do not believe in the silencing and erasure of women of color. We believe in self-love. We are a lifestyle magazine with a socially conscious lean.

Click the photo to be taken to the magazine.

majoradrienne:

theafromodernist:

majoradrienne:

theafromodernist:

"Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald stepped in front of her friends, a familiar auto­pilot kicking in, shunting fury and fear to a distant place while her mouth went into motion. "Excuse me. We are people, and you need to respect us," CeCe began in her lisping delivery, one acrylic-nailed finger in the…

Really tho. That article was difficult for me to read because of all that unnecessary bs.

majoradrienne I thought I was the only one! 

Lol I thought I was the only one! Seriously though, the article is horribly written and I can’t understand why they felt they needed to add all that and sensationalize Cece’s identity as a trans woman like her story isn’t moving enough to stand on it’s own.

I couldn’t put my finger on what really bothered me about this story until you said “sensationalize Cece’s identity.”  That’s exactly the kind of work this article was doing. Cece’s story and her person *is* absolutely moving enough to captivate people w/o describing a scene of a black woman confronting someone by wagging her finger in somebody’s face. When I first learned about Cece, her hair or nails is not what stayed with me, her smile and her depth of character did. The fact that someone could still smile and be kind, despite having to fight for her life and go to prison is what stuck with me about this girl. I’d rather read an article focusing on that. 

isleswoman:

theafromodernist:

"Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald stepped in front of her friends, a familiar auto­pilot kicking in, shunting fury and fear to a distant place while her mouth went into motion. "Excuse me. We are people, and you need to respect us," CeCe began in her lisping delivery, one acrylic-nailed finger in the…

Seriously you can not expect any better from Rolling Stone. This is them at their best.

I believe it. This made me chuckle btw. 

majoradrienne:

theafromodernist:

"Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald stepped in front of her friends, a familiar auto­pilot kicking in, shunting fury and fear to a distant place while her mouth went into motion. "Excuse me. We are people, and you need to respect us," CeCe began in her lisping delivery, one acrylic-nailed finger in the…

Really tho. That article was difficult for me to read because of all that unnecessary bs.

majoradrienne I thought I was the only one!