Black History Month presents a wonderful opportunity to teach your children about the incredible accomplishments of Black men and women in America and abroad. Here’s a collection of non-fiction and historical fiction books to help children learn about a past that should be highlighted far beyond these 28 days each year.
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Cheese Souffle via Martha Stewart
It looks absolutely wonderful. I am scouring her website for the recipe. Once located, we will post. However I just had to post the picture… It is very well plated.
Everyday is a gift… #Efabulous1 #motivation #pushforward
Relationships are friendships with an extraordinary cover of #LOVE
Dance forever, like no one is watching. #mistycopeland #blackballerina #dance
Always lead with # kindness. #MommyFab #TwoDopeMoms #Efabulous1
By @egeorgeperry “May you find your center this year and #win!” via @photorepost_app #life
Keep it moving… #TheDailyLove #TDL
This is so hard to practice, yet life would be more freeing if we just let go. #MommyFab #TwoDopeMoms #Efabulous1 #2014
Keep loving… Keep living. #MommyFab #TwoDopeMoms #Efabulous1 #motivation #pushforward
I think it’s important to explore African art and look at other dimensions in which the Black / African woman is viewed, perceived and documented. – Says @Efabulous1
Art – Diaspora: “African Diva Project“ by Margaret Rose Vendreyes.
If any of the above images look in any way familiar, that’s because these artworks are based on some of the most iconic album covers from some of the greatest black women artists of the 20th century.
From Betty Davis and Tina Turner, to Grace Jones and Nina Simone, this series by Jamaican-born Vendreyes includes 33 paintings modeled after a 12” LP full-figure portrait of a black woman soloist. What makes this project stand out, however, is not simply the homage to these legendary women, but the masks that each woman wears. Named after specific African ethnic groups such as Malinke, Ibibio, Kwele and Yoruba, Vendreyes combines the beauty and power of these women with the same characteristics in these masks, “replacing their psychological mask with a literal one”.
This symbolic gesture also plays on the fact that in many African societies, although these masks may be of female ancestors and deities, they are only worn and performed by men during masquerades.
What are your thoughts on this series?
All Africa, All the time.