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practicing the arts of cogitation since the late 1900s.

beyond belief

I saw this mentioned yesterday on Racialicious, I think, but then found a link to a news story on an amazing blog I discovered today via Afrobella: What About Our Daughters?
In light of the Jena protests yesterday and the general state of our world, it’s definitely important to spend some time @ What About Our [...]

oh, this is rich

I spotted this on a listserv I’m on; comments from the person who posted it are up top. It’s so ridiculous it’s hilarious.
Okay, this right-wing, religious zealot, FL state rep was caught in a park trying to pay a guy to let him go down on that guy and his defense is…wait for it…the guy [...]

more evidence that san francisco is not the bastion of progressiveness we all like to think it is


This weekend was the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco, where folks do a footrace while dressing up and doing some outdoor partying.
Apparently some guys thought this was a great opportunity to dress up like Duke lacrosse players and chant “No means yes!” I wish I was joking. I can’t even fathom [...]

uh huh
A very interesting read in light of Ray Nagin’s re-election. I stole this from Adrienne, too.

i’ve got your reality right here

Thanks to the beautiful and fierce Ms. Adrienne Carey Hurley for making me aware of this atrocity in my backyard (there was an article last year in the SF Weekly in which the bar’s owner claims to have thrown the teeth in the trash rather than deal with the controversy). I’m ashamed to say I’ve [...]

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  • CARLAGIRL PHOTO was founded on 14 February 1999 by Carla Willliams, a photographer, writer, and editor, born, raised and heading back to (yea!) Los Angeles, California.

    It was established with two goals: to be able to make my own work widely available for free, and to make accessible my research about artists of the African Diaspora, especially photographers, and in particular women. As it developed it grew to also include GLBTQ artists.

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    • Taking a Break November 11, 2011
      Site visitors will probably notice that I haven’t updated here frequently. I am taking a break from my site(s) for at least the summer. I’ve been working in this field for 25 years and I’m burned out on photography and art, the site(s) are in need of major updates/ revamping/ retooling, social media is exhausting, [...] […]
    • A New Mission for Aperture? November 11, 2011
    • Mambu Badu’s Inaugural Magazine November 11, 2011
      Danielle was briefly a contributor to this site; I am very excited to hear about her latest venture, the collective and now journal Mambu Badu “that seek to find, expose, and nurture emerging female photographers of African descent.”  Congrats, Danielle! As you may (or may not) know, last fall, I co-founded Mambu Badu, a photography collective […]

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