Divinity Roxx

mastuhdon:

Black Girls Rock!!

This is hella late but i always wondered who the girl killing it on the bass with beyonce was. Her name is Divinity Roxx! Im gonna spend some of my free time next week web stalking her.

Ps. I love black girls with neat locs

Memphis Minnie

stereoculturesociety:

CultureSOUL: Memphis Minnie & husband Kansas Joe McCoy

Two phenomenal blues musicians of the Great Migration era c. 1930.

anamericanweremooseinlondon:

  • the first black person to make a record was a woman
  • the earliest superstars on the blues scene were all women who toured the country and were hugely successful and recognizable
  • but yeah keep up with that narrative that the blues is the music of impoverished black men
  • totally okay
  • doesn’t erase the importance of black women at all.
  • and doesn’t perpetuate a narrative that romanticizes black oppression and poverty

yo

Memphis Minnie

themanofwater:

“Any men fool with her she’d go for them right away. She didn’t take no foolishness off them. Guitar, pocket knife, pistol, anything she get her hand on she’d use it”-Johnny Shines about Minnie’s personality.

Jada Pinkett-Smith

thot-thoughts:

styleite:

Jada Pinkett Smith’s awesome defense of Willow’s shaved head:

This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires.

Nona Hendryx

divineofficial:

Divine and Nona Hendryx at Le Farfalle, NY 1978. Photo: Ron Galella

can’t deal with how legendary this photo is tho

Martha Redbone – “The Garden of Love”


walelua:

Martha Redbone Roots Project │ The Garden of Love │2012

Martha Redbone is a musician of part Cherokee, Choctaw and African-American descent. She has won awards for her contemporary Native American music. Her music is a mix of rhythm and blues, and soul music influences, fused with elements of traditional Native American music. In early 2007, Redbone’s Skintalk won The 6th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best R&B Album.

Released in 2012, Martha Redbone Roots Project is in part inspired by Martha’s diverse heritage, but also by the poetry of William Blake. Here’s her title track, The Garden of Love, in which she says, “my mother’s family roots in Appalachia.”

Enjoy. 🙂