The Black Girl Everything – 100 List

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If you like the list, please, share, rt and reblog:) ~Renina

ps. I will not be updating this list, however you can add otro sites in the comments. ~RCJ

Colored Girls Hustle

  1. NinaSimone.com (Official Nina Simone Site)
  2. Brianna McCarthy (Black Woman Visual Artist, *Favorite)
  3. The Peculiar Kind (Popular QWOC Webseries)
  4. For Harriett.com (Feminist Blog, Blog Community)
  5. What About Our Daughters (Feminist Blog, Advocacy)
  6. Black Girls Run  (Community of Black Women Runners)
  7. Black Girls Guide to Weight Loss (Popular Weight Loss Blog)
  8. Quirky Black Girls (Moya and Lex with the CLASSIC Digital Black Girl Space)
  9. Holding space here until I get consent.
  10. Bougie Black Girl (Popular Facebook Community)
  11. Sister Song  (Reproductive Justice Organization)
  12. Black Women’s Blue Print (Health, Culture and Advocacy Organization)
  13. The Siwe Project  (Mental Health Site and Project)
  14. The Crunk Feminist Collective  (Black Feminist Blog) (I am a member)
  15. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh  (Black Visual Artist)
  16. Leave in the Kinks (Natural Hair Blog)

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  1. FlyGirls (Eclectic Urban Chic Lifestyle Blog)
  2. Funky Brown Chick (Sex Educator)
  3. 2 Brown Girls (Pop Culture Podcast)
  4. Afrobella.com (Beauty and Lifestyle Blog)
  5. Black Feminism Lives (Black Feminist Site)
  6. ElixHer (Queer WOC Life and Culture Blog)
  7. Black Girls Rock (Mentoring Organization)
  8. Hey Shenee ( Entrepreneurial Marketing Blog,*Really Inspiring)
  9. Sista Vegan (Vegan, Healthy Living Site)
  10. Hey Fran Hey (She is why I drink green smoothies everyday :) )
  11. A Brown Girl Gone Gay (Black Lesbian, Culture Blog)
  12. Black Womyn’s Visual Art (Tumblr on Black Women Visual Art)

Support Businesses Own By Black Girls

  1. Cereus Arts (QWOC Poetry Series)
  2. Sistahs On the Shelf (Black Lesbian Fiction Fan Site)
  3. Reel Sisters (Black Women in Film)
  4. Art in Praxis (Site on the Intersection of Art, Community and Change)
  5. Black Girl Project (Advocacy Organization, Documentary, Annual Conference *Favorite)
  6. Spectra Speaks (QWOC Blog, Passionate)
  7. Saaartje Project, DC (Performance Group)
  8. Corset Magazine (Magazine About Sex and Sexuality)
  9. Black Girl Dangerous (Blog and Literary Activist Forum)
  10. Mambu Badu.com  (Photography Collective, Digital Magazine, *Favorite)
  11. WOC Survival Kit  (Black Feminist Tumblr)

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  1. Black Girls Killing It (Popular Fashion Tumblr)
  2. For Brown Girls (Lifestyle, Self Improvement and Beauty Blog)
  3. Black Women “DO” Workout! (Black Women Exercise and Support Blog)
  4. Latinegra Sexologist (Musings of a Latina Sexologist)
  5. Hip Hop is For Lovers (A multimedia website and radio show that discusses love, sex and intimacy through the culture of Hip Hop)
  6. Awesomely Luvvie (Pop Culture and Humor Blog)
  7. Black Girls Talking (Pop Culture Podcast)
  8. What Tami Said  (Black Feminist Blog)
  9. Live Unchained (Blog Featuring Black Women Artists, Globally)
  10. Ava Duvernay (Black Woman Filmmaker)
  11. Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project  (Film Training, Film Festivals)
  12. Queer Women of Color Media Wire ( Media Advocacy, Publisher, Blog – Passionate)
  13. Black Girl Blue  (Blog About Black Girls, Funny)
  14. Feminist Jones (Black Women’s Sexuality Blog – Bold, Funny Feminist)
  15. Womanist Musings (Womanist Blog)

 

Continued.

 

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Renina is a cultural critic, author, instructor and a blogger. She is also the founder of Black Girl Everything, New Model Minority. She is book "Black Girls Are From the Future: Essays on Race, Digital Creativity and Pop Culture".

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Thinking About the Steve Harvey Industrial Complex and the Interior Lives of Black Men: On Black Masculinity

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I haven’t written about Django Unchained, and I don’t plan on doing so, because so many others have been eager to do so and I don’t have anything to add.

But I will tell you this, earlier to day I was having a conversation on The Facebook with @RahaReiki about this Crunk Feminist Collective post which explores ratchet culture, pop culture and Black masculinity. In the conversation we began to explore why it appears as though Black women can see the writing on the wall and start taking care of themselves, that they start taking care of their interior and exterior lives.Yet, on the other hand there doesn’t appear to be a similar public effort on the behalf of Black men. At least at first glance.

I ultimately came to three conclusions. First, I think that some Black women hold on to their dysfunction like a warm blanket, others are invested in becoming whole human beings and they are willing to do the personal development work to grow and evolve. Often times we are a combination therein where we are trying to evolve and hold the warm blanket at the same time. #struggle.

Second, I stated that I suspect that the reason why some Black women may get to the point that they realize that the old way are not working sooner than Black men is because we deal with the intersections of racism and sexism, at school, at work, on the street, in our families and especially in terms of media representation. This intersection kills us health wise.

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Why Black Girl Everything?

Black Girl Everything is an audacious name for a blog, but #Blackgirlsarefromthefuture sooooooo.

Some of us are Black Girls From the Future on the outside. Others of us feel it on the interior. #BothareLegit.

I created Black Girl Everything, because I wanted a site that was as eye catching as it was thought provoking. I mean, isn’t that the essence of Black girls?

A long time ago I tweeted, What is thick as a brick, and light as a feather? A: #Blackgirlfromthefuture.

We Love ourselves.

We Love our Babies.

We Love our Art.

We Love our mommas and daddies (even though they may have done janky shit to us; we worked it out because we are grown.)

Being a Black Girl From the Future is a state of mind and being. #BGFTF.

So, go do a google image search for #Blackgirlsarefromthefuture, I will sit here and wait. Isn’t that amazing. This is something that I am really proud of, and that I just discovered. Talk about Black girls using the internet for that subversive. Fresh!

I have great plans for this site, so please sign up to receive e-mail updates and keep checking back. It has been a LONG TIME coming.

Are you a #BGFTF? Why?

3 prereqs for being a #Blackgirlfromthefuture?

Renina

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Carrie Mae Weems @ The Guggenheim

“I emerged in that incredible moment in the 1980s when all kinds of social questions about subjectivity and objectivity, about who was making, who was looking” were being asked, Ms. Weems said in a recent interview at the Jack Shainman Gallery in Chelsea, which represents her work. She, along with fellow African-American artists like Glenn Ligon, Lorna Simpson and Gary Simmons, began to receive more recognition than black artists had previously seen. “There was a real shift,” she said. ~Carrie Mae Weems in the New York Times by Hilarie Sheets

I know her show will not take place until next year, but I am so excited. I put it on my calendar. I think it will be a spiritually moving experience. I am really interested in what the racial composition of the crowd will be.

I know that that statement assumes that there will be one kind of crowd, but I am still interested.

Do you know Ms. Weems’ work?

Renina

Renina is a cultural critic, author, instructor and a blogger. She is also the founder of Black Girl Everything, New Model Minority. She is book "Black Girls Are From the Future: Essays on Race, Digital Creativity and Pop Culture".

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First

There is something surreal about writing a first blog post in a new space. This blog has an identity that I have conceptualized over and over and over again, in notebooks, on paper.

But it wasn’t until I actually saw that the theme uploaded that it became real.

WordPress, being in wordpress is such a different writing, thinking and user experience than say being on tumblr, twitter. Here it is just me and the word and it feels good. It also feels more….quiet.

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Renina is a cultural critic, author, instructor and a blogger. She is also the founder of Black Girl Everything, New Model Minority. She is book "Black Girls Are From the Future: Essays on Race, Digital Creativity and Pop Culture".

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