SHAMELESS: A Queercentric POC ONLY First Friday Event! Is happening MARCH 7TH!!!!!!!!! Now is your time QTPOC PREFORMERS. ARTIST. MAGIC MAKERS. CRAFTY HUSTLERS to come n vend your love! email OAKLANDSHAMELESS@GMAIL.COM if you are interested! If you are interested in helping out with the event by volunteering, email Oaklandshameless@gmail.com to know what support we need! THANXXX BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY! xo.
Sing to the moon and the stars will shine- laura mvula
June Jordan (1936 - 2002)
In her manuscript, “Black English: The Politics of Translation,” Jordan wrote, “Politics is power. Language is political.”
Writer John Kun attempted to summarize her impact and ambitions when he wrote in BOMB Magazine that “Through a dazzling range of poems, essays, articles, lectures, speeches, and reviews, June Jordan stands at the interstice of beauty and politics. Her work demonstrates a rare and unceasing commitment to the realization of social justice, political equality, and to the unseen possibilities of true human coalitions across race, sex, and class.”
Trans* activists in Mexico City, protesting violence against the LGBTQ community
There are strong cosmic elements embedded in the work of self-taught Kinshasa-born artist Amani Bodo whose surrealist paintings explore a diverse range of themes from spirituality and sexuality, to the impact and influence of Western culture in Congolese society.
RisingCrow is an Etsy shop that offers custom jewelry creations inspired by bold Black folks & queers from the past & present.
On June 9th, 2013 Rising Crow was launched as an outlet for art, politics, and healing by founder Kamau Walton.
Kamau is a QTPOC artist, PIC abolitionist, community organizer, baker, dirt digger, bookworm, dancin’ machine & herbalist-in-training. They hope to create art, food, and other items that heal & nourish our communities as we all struggle to get free.