Self Portrait Exaggerating My Black Features / Self-Portrait Exaggerating My White Features, 1998
Silkscreen on canvas
The sign in the window read:
“It can be any colour as long as it’s black”.
Today the creator of 50 Shades of BLACK boards a plane to the Middle East. How might this region of the world inform us as we continue our exploration of sex(uality) and skin tone in the shaping of identity? Join us as we share photos, videos, and stories from Jordan, Israel, and Palestine with you
…and please accept our invitation to share your stores with us.
INDIA, RITUAL, CULTURE
How does modern society and/or a geological shift from one continent to another, generationally affect one’s religious, social, and cultural identity?
See More Images and Read More At: http://50shadesofblack.com/?p=1109
The first of a series of historic photos launching the new OFFICIAL 50 SHADES OF BLACK facebook page. Like us on facebook to see the series and to learn more about each photo.
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PHASE 2: 50 SHADES OF BLACK - EBOOK COMING SOON
ebook featuring contributions by:
African Heritage City
Dr. Yaba Blay
Andrew Thomas Clifton
Ross Oscar Knight
BLACK IS BUSTING OUT ALL OVER
Celebrating beauty, marking a moment in history, and explorating of the meaning of “blackness” as sparked by the Oct 17, 1969 LIFE Magazine Article.
As we continue to engage in rich dialogue at 50 SHADES OF BLACK, I solicit your feedback. What are your thoughts of today’s feature? In what ways have things changed? In what ways are they the same? What is blackness? And what roles (positive or negative) have presentations in/from the media shaped your understanding of black identity? - Carlton Mackey
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IMAGINE: The ROYAL WEDDING INVITATION
Invited Guest: Yasiin Bey
How would you respond?
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“It is important to note that the U.S. is the only country that followed the one drop rule of hypo-descent, where you were considered ‘Black’ no matter what other ancestry you had. This did not exist in Latin America so it gave way to many ways to describe someone based on skin tone, hair color, hair texture, size of nose, lips, eyes. These all decide what category you’ll fit into.”
A DIFFERENT KIND OF CASTE: ORIGINS OF THE COLOR COMPLEX IN LATIN AMERICA
“Casta” is Spanish for caste and the “casta paintings” existed in colonial Latin America during the 17th and 18th century. They were race based social hierarchy and established to enforce social power, importance, and control. The system was inspired by the belief that the character and quality of people varied according to their birth, color, race and origin of ethnic types.
Above is an excerpt from the first of a series of posts to 50 SHADES OF BLACK by our featured guest blogger, Dash Harris. With this series we aim to expand the conversation as we seek to explore issues of race, skin tone, beauty, and the formation of identity from a more global perspective.
Read entire article at http://50shadesofblack.com/?p=843