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Rest in Peace Dr. Maya Angelou

Posted in Beauty, Education, Empowerment, Entertainment with tags on May 28, 2014 by Revolverlution

Angelou

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February is Black History Month

Posted in Beauty, Education, Empowerment, Entertainment, Equality, Health, Religion, Science, Social Reform with tags , , , , on February 4, 2014 by Revolverlution

People in Black History

February is Black History Month in the United States, so we created this photo in dedication to many of the historic black figures. Many of which may go unrecognized in history books, media, and other teachings; but it is up to each one of us to pass our heritage down. How many of these names do you recognize? How many of them do you know for their accomplishments. Let’s Celebrate our culture, our heritage and our pride over the next 24 days.

Degrading Times: When Images Have Voices

Posted in Beauty, Damn Shame, Discrimination, Media, Racism, Social Reform, WTH with tags , , , , , on January 21, 2014 by Revolverlution

This weekend we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. birthday.  While hundreds of thousands celebrated the slain civil rights leader birthday an online magazine Buro 247 posted a fashion piece on its website with the following picture.

white dominance and superiority

Before you get too angry the black woman who is seemingly half nude is not a real woman, but an actual chair, there is also a white woman version of the chair.  The problem in the picture is the white woman who is a Russian editor-in-chief of Garage Magazine is Dasha Zhukova. Buro 247, along with the magazine’s editor Miroslava Duma, thought this image was a good choice to depict fashion and art. However, that ideology was lost in its depiction of white  supremacy and dominance. It seems that the fashion and art are the two main outlets to produce and promote such blatant racism without any repercussions.   Though this is a Russian media outlet that did this the online magazine quickly cropped the image only showing Ms Zhukova sitting, but it was not done before the backlash of negative responses came pouring into the magazine.  Despite this idiocracy we hope that you had a great Freedom Day.

Gabby Douglas: 1st Black All-Around Gold Medalist

Posted in Beauty, Damn Shame, Empowerment, Entertainment, Media, Social Reform, WTH with tags , , , , , , on August 3, 2012 by Revolverlution

Congratulations to Gabby Douglas on winning not only an Olympic Gold in all-around Team competition but also to when an individual all-around Olympic Gold Medal. Gabby became the first U.S. gymnast to win an all-around gold medal and team gold medal during the same Olympics. More importantly Gabby Douglas also became the first gymnast to win an all-around gold. But all you can talk about is her hair?

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Black is Beautiful: Especially Wielding a Katana

Posted in Beauty, Empowerment, Entertainment, Media, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2012 by Revolverlution

I can’t say it enough, the black woman is definitely the most beautiful and versatile of women on the planet. Do I hear the women sayin’ you got that right? Some may think this is a racist statement, but I assure you it is not. I appreciate all races but personally to me there is none more beautiful than the bronzed skinned, caramel skinned, light-skinned, and dark-skinned women of color.

Let me introduce to you the newest feminine beauty to hit the screen, Danai Gurira.
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Truth Be Told: New Documentary Explores Black on Black Discrimination

Posted in Beauty, Discrimination, Empowerment, Media, Racism, Social Reform with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2011 by Revolverlution

We were brought from the same continent, sold, beat and raped by the same culture and forced into slavery, but what many really don’t know is that WE did it to ourselves first. Yes the first slave trade was from a African tribe who sold their captives and sometimes own people to European sailors. However, that’s another story for another time. But this does lead into the following story. A new documentary by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry called Dark Girls explores the discrimination our dark-skinned women face (not from non-blacks ) from black people. This discrimination can be traced back from the time of slavery between what they call the house nigger and the field nigger. I don’t normally use the N word in postings, but this is the historically accurate term used to describe those in slavery who worked in the masters house or in the field under the blazing sun. Continue reading

Are We Named to Fail?

Posted in Beauty, Discrimination, Empowerment, injustice, Media, Racism, Social Reform on May 24, 2011 by Revolverlution

Black Names, Ghetto-Names
What is in a name? A name can symbolize strength, character, wealth, faith and triumph over adversity. However, in the black community we have lost this focus on naming our children with names that will empower them not only as an individual, but as a people. Today, you will hear names like Jaqueeta or Da’Queeta. These names do not empower strength, integrity, faith nor do they symbolize any struggle, but what they do successfully do is stereotype the individual. Continue reading

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