Got A Golden Skull

Lying here your plant looks tall
With light shining through
Remembering a runner’s way
A look in your eye

Could you be the psychic one staring me through
Though we may whisper calm
My head spins with truth
.

Artist: Lindsay Bri Adams

Ashley Pena: Boys Don’t Cry

Watch us walk.
Watch us move.
Watch us overcome.
Listen to our voices, the sway.

The resilience.
The innovation.
The raw, unfiltered and untouched
Soul we have
can not be touched.

*Solange: Why are you proud to be black?

The Size Of Grapefruit By Eva Woolridge

“A visual narrative based on Eva’s traumatic medical event which highlights the emotional stages from before, during and after her surgery. Her objective is to address the lack of information and medical attentiveness available for Black women regarding their reproductive health. Eva’s story addresses symptoms of ovarian cysts and the micro aggressions Black women face during times of crisis…” –Leica Camera

Black women have higher death rates under medical care, especially noted during labor. Why? We are perceived as being able to tolerate more pain, ignored when agony is vocalized. Whereas our white counterparts are over medicated.

Breann White

“The world is inspired by our natural hair, full lips and bodies and melanin, so I want everyone to recognize the beauty in being black.” In this series Detroit photographer Breann White, uses white space to accentuate the black allure, whilst showcasing the genetic rainbow. Photos: Breann White