repeat after me:
1. our immigrant families are not just ‘homophobic’ they are also ‘colonized.’
2. our parents have histories, genders, and sexualities, too.
3. they are just as broken as we are (but we have the words — i mean the english — to say it)
4. the diaspora responds to racism with heteronormativity
5. trauma seeps through generations
The Historic New Orleans Collection presents Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere, a new exhibition and book by renowned author and photographer Richard Sexton exploring these connections.
Over the course of 38 years, Sexton traveled across Latin America—from Haiti, Colombia, Argentina, Cuba, and Ecuador back home to New Orleans—capturing the architectural and urban similarities among these culturally rich locales. The exhibition of more than 50 vibrant images will be on view through December 7 in THNOC’s Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art, 400 Chartres Street. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and admission is free.
Chaka Khan on American Bandstand (1980)
this woman tho…
Black people are awesome
THE HARLEM SHAKE Y’ALLL
Vintage portraits taken of people in Eritrea in the 1930s.
From photographer Mario (not sure if he took actual photographs though)