Tagged black love

Love Is: Phoenix Eden

Sitting with Phoenix Eden was a very beautiful experience. She spoke candidly about love and the manner in which the strength of black women influenced and nurtured her. Phoenix lives life in duality, honoring both her masculine and feminine energy, never once denying or hiding either. Watch as she tells her life story and the interweaving of love of self and for others. Advertisements

Christina

Name: Christina Age: 29 Hometown: Columbus, Ohio Love Is: An intense appreciation for another, an unexplainable connection. It is multifaceted. Beautiful and ugly but powerful. Last month I attended a brunch hosted by Blavity during Essence Festival. It was an event full of young, black women who all were there to network and learn one…

Love Is: Dialogue with the African Diaspora

  Three years ago, I began collecting interviews of Black people, questioning their definition of love and discussing other issues related to their personal Black narrative. I started by asking friends (thanks to you BUGA), strangers and musicians, including Big Sant and 9th Wonder. Each interview, each personal narrative proved that Black is not a…

love poems: tilted crown

one black boys rap about their dick size how they’ll bust this pussy wide open like the .45 that killed his best friend skull bust wide open brain matter on ground a mind is a terrible thing to waste hard to get out of concrete he can’t sleep at night visions of it haunt him…

love poems: amuzu (part one)

friends, neighbors, countrymen lend me your eardrums this is the story of my father may his life be long part one my father is a street boy never had shit grew up in voodoland will put a hex on you thirty-six siblings because his father liked to spread his seed. this is what farmers do remember,…

James Harrison: Untitled

  What I love most about working with the younger generation is being able to learn from their honest and earnest perspectives. Listen to James as he questions color politics and understanding history within the black community. Untitled: this is supposed to be our month but why do we have to celebrate our history once a month, once a year at one time and that’s only for the ones that notice i never wanted to come off offensive but blacks need more than just one month to be remembered this is just compensation for the one twelfth of the year…

James Harrison

Name: James Age: 17 Hometown: Baton Rouge, La (Scotlandville) Love Is: Love to me isn’t really a specific, defined thing.  It’s something that you actually have to get through to a connection with somebody. Love and hate, you actually have to tough it through with somebody , be with somebody, with all their quirks and actually understand and work through even if you can’t stand it at [some] times. It’s not just about giving up, it’s also about that connection that you have to have with somebody and it’s not always in a positive way. [Because] some people claim that…

Black Love Project x The Baton Rouge Youth Coalition

  I was recently asked to be the Poetry Slam Coach for the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition, a non-profit that works with high achieving, low-income high school students, preparing them to succeed in their collegiate careers. I will be working with local young poets and coaching them on their writing and performance, at the end of the season our goal is to compete in All City, a nationwide poetry slam for teen poets. Out of this opportunity also comes something I’ve envisioned for a while and I’m pleased to announce that  Black Love Project will be working with the Baton…

love poems: gold dust

my body is Africa men want to discover their roots through my waters so they tell me, ‘girl, i’ll make you weep for me.’ ‘girl, i’ll make you wet for me.’ they want to colonize my body but my flesh is my own my soul belongs to me my mouth is full of diamonds use your hands to dig into my earth your hands were meant to dig into my earth you will fight to say you belong to me wear me on fingers and necks and teeth cannot lick lips without tasting me i make these niggas remember they’re…

Let’s Discuss: On Buju Banton and Demanding the Love You Deserve

Song: Wanna Be Loved Artist: Buju Banton Album: ‘Til Shiloh Released: July 18, 1995. Loose Cannon Records, Island Records Writer(s): Browne, Haldane Way. Kelly, Dave. Lindo, Hopeton St. Aubin.  Myrie, Mark Anthony I wanna be loved, not for who you think I am, not what you want me to be, could you love me for me? Because I am a woman who feels things deeply, a lot of my love stories begin with a feeling. An immense feeling of connection with another. It usually starts in the pit of my stomach and travels through my body, a warm heat that…