black history month challenge

ARTNOIR + Black Lives Matter: Black Futures Month || ANSWER TIME on February 14th, 10am (PST) || 1pm (EST)

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ARTNOIR is excited to be collaborating with Black Lives Matter on their Black Futures Month project during Black History Month. This project is designed to inspire people during this challenging social & political climate through art and the written word to dream about tomorrow today. 

Each day in February, Black Lives Matter will release an original piece of art and an accompanying written piece to reclaim Black History Month and demonstrate the importance of using art as both an inspiration and an organizing tool. Artists from around the world have been commissioned to use their genius to promulgate the conversation about systemic racism and violence against Black people.

Today we are thrilled to co-host an interactive Q&A with visual artist Delano Dunn, digital all-rounder Babusi Nyoni and organizer/writer Miski Noor for a candid and spirited conversation via Tumblr’s Answer Time series. 

Our conversation explores how visual art and writing can serve as a platform to discuss pressing issues that impact Black communities throughout the diaspora from education to immigration.

Send us your questions and join the conversation live on  February 14th, 10am (PST) || 1pm (EST) on our Tumblr site.

Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr. (born November 22, 1942), is an engineer, NASA astronaut, and the first African American in space.Before becoming an astronaut, he was a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He participated in four Space Shuttle flights between 1983 and 1992. In 1983, as a member of the crew of the Orbiter Challenger on the mission STS-8, he became the first African American in space as well as the second person of African ancestry in space, after Cuban cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez.

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(Black) Women’s History Month Challenge - Past/Present Common Links 6/31

Marie Van Brittan Brown + Janet Emerson Bashen

Common Link: Inventors with awarded patents

(Past) Marie Van Brittan Brown invented the closed-circuit television security system, which would birth the present-day home security market. The patent was granted in 1969. 

(Present) Janet Emerson Bashen was awarded a patent for her software invention and became the first African-American woman to receive a patent for a web-based EEO software invention, LinkLine. LinkLine, is a web-based application for EEO claims intake and tracking, claims management, document management and numerous reports. Bashen will soon release AAPLink, a web-based software for building affirmative action plans.

During the month of March, I will take it upon myself to published daily women who made history and women who are making history. I won’t offer explanations unless the woman is less known, which then I will put links or attempt to explain why I link them.

2015 Black History Month Blogging Challenge #BlackBlogging

Join us as we write and share our responses to the following questions our team crafted. Use #BlackBlogging.

February 1: Introduce yourself! Who are you? Where are you from? What do you want folks to know about you?
February 2: What does Black History Month mean for the LatiNegrx in the US?
February 3: Pelo Vivo: LatiNegrxs & narratives of hair/care
February 4: Share a media representation that you believe is fair and accurate
February 5: Two things you wish everyone knew about LatiNegrxs
February 6: Two myths you wish to challenge about LatiNegrxs
February 7: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: LatiNegrxs & HIV, what is missing?
February 8: Week 1 of blogging, what has been discovered/learned?
February 9: Share a quote by a LatiNegrx you embrace
February 10: Colorism among LatiNegrxs
February 11: Suggested do/don’t for non-Black Latinxs who wish to stand in solidarity with us
February 12: LatiNegrxs & Language
February 13: What are rituals you practice that connect your Blackness & Latinidad?
February 14: LatiNegrxs & Self Love: Share your journey/practices/etc February 15: Mid-month check in/Week 2 of Blogging
February 16: LatiNegrxs & Liberation: Share your thoughts on what freedom and liberation mean for LatiNegrxs
February 17: LatiNegrxs & Education: Share an “Ah ha!” moment
February 18: LatiNegrx Selfie: Post a selfie/usie/groupie
February 19: LatiNegrx Media Makers: Share your favorite form of media by/for LatiNegrxs
February 20: Surviving colonization: How do LatiNegrxs do it in 2015? February 21: Misogynoir & LatiNegrxs
February 22: How do I find power in my Blackness & Latindad?
February 23: Week 3 Check In
February 24: LatiNegrx & Music: From Celia Cruz to Mariah Carey, share some of your favourite songs by LatiNegrx and what they mean to you.
February 25: LatiNegrx & Literature: Favourite LatiNegrx writer
February 26: Respond to this poem -

“i lost a whole continent.
a whole continent from my memory.
unlike all other hyphenated americans
my hyphen is made of blood.
when africa says hello
my mouth is a heartbreak
because i have nothing in my tongue
to answer her.
i don’t know how to say hello to my mother.” - Nayyirah Waheed

February 27: Share some ways you think that LatiNegrx can reach/connect with other people of African descent around the world.
February 28: Lessons Learned from the 28-Day Blogging Challenge

Black History Month 2016

@afro-textured-art​, @haitianhistory​, and @heytoyourmamanem​ are working together for a small blogging event for Black History Month.

We also invite you to also participate by blogging your own topics that you are passionate about related to the African Diaspora, be it the history of: Afro-Latinxs, Black Cinema, Black celebrities of the 1940s, etc.

And be sure to use the special hashtag when participating: #BHM16


Who we are:

Afro-textured Art:  AKA: The History and Culture of Black Hair. A project presenting the creativity and unique methods of self-expression of black people through hairstyles around the world

Haitian History: Haitian History Blog is interested in providing tumblr users with a brief introduction to Haitian history by putting a special focus on the country’s political history.

Hey to Your Mama N’em: Showcases images and accounts of how people of African descent worked, raised families, built communities, worshiped, expressed themselves and coped with changes and challenges in the past.

Butterfly (Marian Michaels) for the superheroesincolor challenge :D  

Black history month superheroines edition, here you have some of the first black female superheroes. Butterfly first appearance was in Hell-Rider #1 (1971)

Submitted by artistictundrafor  #superheroesincolor art challenge v2

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(Black) Women’s History Month Challenge - Past/Present Common Links 7/31

Shirley Chisholm + Ayanna Pressley

Common Link: First time for politics

(Past) Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. She was a Congresswoman, representing New York’s 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress.

(Present) Ayanna Pressley is a member of the Boston City Council in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the first woman of color to be elected to the council in its 103-year history.

During the month of March, I will take it upon myself to published daily women who made history and women who are making history. I won’t offer explanations unless the woman is less known, which then I will put links or attempt to explain why I link them.

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(Black) Women’s History Month Challenge - Past/Present Common Links 3/31

Hattie McDaniel + Lupita Nyong’o 

Common Link: Academy Awards Winners for Best Supporting Actress

(Past) Hattie McDaniel was the first Black woman to won an award for her role in Gone with the Wind in 1940. The film also won Best Picture.

(Present) Lupita Nyong’o recently won her first Academy Award for her first film, 12 Years a Slave. Her film also won Best Picture.

During the month of March, I will take it upon myself to published daily women who made history and women who are making history. I won’t offer explanations unless the woman is less known, which then I will put links or attempt to explain why I link them.

Adept, for the epic second superheroesincolor art challenge :) It’s not that detailed but I got it done yay :) :) :) 

Black history month superheroines edition, here you have some of the first black female superheroes. Adept (Jelene Anderson) first appearance was in Strikeforce Morituri #1 (1986) 

Submitted by seaweedstarshine for  #superheroesincolor art challenge v2