Some of BlkGrrrl’s favorite voices on the African Diaspora are from the United Kingdom. While their size compared to the white population in the UK is smaller than in the United States, their perspective offers a diverse look of the Black experience outside the continent of Africa. In many ways it seems that the Black…
Poem: Untitled by Jess Lee
My white lover Does it make you sad That you’ll never see me truly naked The first time I exposed myself to you You gasped And told me to cover myself My blackness was too much To bear
Poll: Best Film Directors
When we do these polls people often say, “Hey, this is the best BLACK women, because that is not everybody.” And our response is, “On #BlkGrrrl we are everybody.” Stop worrying about being so damn fair, no one else is. Video clips beneath the poll. Julie Dash’s Daughter of the Dust Amma Asante’s Belle Dee…
Short Film: “Forced Entry” by Skryb Anu
Please note this clip contains violence and may be triggering.
Short Film: Extinction by Skryb Anu
Film Avant Garde.
This piece was created to bring light to the presence of the power that created and is presently in Earth. For us as humans to also be a part of, and contain that same energy as well… Take a good look at our behavior, and how off balance things around us are becoming…
But then, that’s merely my perception, which inspired this composed piece, “Extinction.”
It contains mixed media, sequenced to the sound track, Reel Life Evolution II by The Cinematic Orchestra. ~ Skryb Anu
Crystal Valentine & Aaliyah Jihad – “To Be Black and Woman and Alive”
“They want me to be everything that I’m not.” #blkgrrrl @buttonpoetry Crystal Valentine & Aaliyah Jihad – “To Be Black and Woman and Alive”
Yung VJ Omo’s Film School Throwbacks: “White People Problems”
It’s no small wonder why I never won any awards… I was kinda too busy pissing people off o_o My favorite was when a classmate ran up to me, so self-assured, saying, “What if i made a film called BLACK PEOPLE PROBLEMS?!” I wish a ginger would thooooo
“My Nerves Bad” – a Yung VJ Omo video remix
I cranked this one out overnight after a pretty traumatic visit to not one, but THREE hospitals. How and why I got there is none of your business. Just know that when I got home I built out a new home office for myself that allowed this workflow to be the easiest one I’ve ever…
African American Designers M.I.A.
By Terri Naturally As I turn the pages of Vogue magazine or skim through fashion show pictures on Style.com, I am forced to acknowledge the huge elephant in mind. This elephant represents the notion that there are minimal African American fashion designers hardly ever featured or recognized in the fashion world. Designers such as Kevan…