When Afrocentric Art Goes Wrong: Merchandising the March on Washington.

Last Saturday I left my home in bumblef*ck Virginia to participate in the March on Washington Anniversary festivities in DC. I didn’t really know what to expect, outside of there being lots and lots of my people out in the streets, marching for justice and jobs and other important social issues. And while I knew [...]

When Afrocentric Art Goes Wrong.

Godspeed, you black emperor.

Godspeed, you black emperor.

Friend of the Blog Veronica Marché-Miller sends us this greeting card she came across in her drugstore. Sometimes you want to tell your little space pharoah just how special he is before the ascension to bare-chested cosmic godhood — they really do grow up so fast! — but you just [...]

When Afrocentric Art Goes Wrong.

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The posthumous superteam could be its own subgenre of mawkish black memorial art. [...]

When Afrocentric Art Goes Wrong.

When Afrocentric Art Goes Wrong.

What’s up with pairing President Obama with unicorns?

via Regretsy; h/t BitchPhD

When Afrocentric Art Goes Wrong.

As far as can be surmised, this is a Tyrese Gibson original.

From his Twitpic:

This came to me in a DREAM it’s MALCOLM-X Baptizing TUPAC and it’s called “WHAT IF” A lot of questions ran through my mind, What if they met? What if they had joined forces to empower black [...]

When Afrocentric Art Goes Wrong.

Do note that Muhammad Ali is in the foreground while Nelson Mandela (in a suit jacket and tie) is playing the back. But it doesn’t matter: whoever’s on the wrong side of this posse* has got a righteous ass-whipping coming.

[Via reetamac.]

*Hey, ‘member Posse? Oh, you don’t? Quick: let’s trade lives.

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When Afrocentric Art Goes Wrong.

Last night, Brokey and I were attempting to one-up each other by pointing out cheesy, hackneyed displays of Afrocentricity. (You know what we mean: that dreadlocked-Jesus-on-the-cross-ass stuff.)

I offered up this. She countered with this. I came back with this. And she came back with …well, see for yourself.

“Wtf is goin [...]