Born in 1971 in Dallas, Texas, Erykah Badu was exposed to the arts early on, and eventually began to perform in shows at the local Dallas Theater Center. Badu's debut album, Baduizm, exploded onto the music scene in 1997 with soulful hits such as "On & On," "Next Lifetime" and "Appletree." The album marked a shift in the music of its time and began what was labeled a "neo-soul" movement.
In 2003, Badu also gave back to the community in which she had grown up by transforming the dilapidated Black Forest Theater in downtown Dallas into a space for charity events and theater. It would also serve as the offices for her nonprofit, B.L.I.N.D. (Beautiful Love Incorporated Nonprofit Development), which she founded in 1997 as a means of bringing culture and arts to inner-city areas to cultivate change.
Badu's fifth studio album, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, emerged in 2010 with a softer tone than its predecessor. As the reigning queen of neo-soul, Badu continues to create music, art and spirituality everywhere she goes.
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Now we even have black fishing (very reductive BTW). But it doesn't mean anyone wants to be black, just take from blackness from a safe distance. It's time we black people marinated in our blackness and express unapologetically our African pride throughout our lives. That means rejecting the template of assimilation/ African degradation. .
Rp @blackvoicesuncensored . Hey everyone if you like this please pledge to donate! Go to @frankpuppet and click on the link in the bio. They need $75,000 to make this work and are only at $25,000.There are literally 6 days left for this Kickstarter and we need something like this for our kids. Tell everyone! Tag everyone!
If you go on any platform on the internet you will find content for kids. It's the 3rd most viewed category (54.8 Billion views in 2017), right behind Music & Entertainment. Close to none of the channels (with exception of the few) cater to black children. Why does this matter?
As a Black Father I care about the content that my children consume, identity is something I’ve always struggled with when I was a kid I would see my favorite characters on t.v. and they were all white. Unfortunately, it turned to me wanting to BE white. I've since then discovered all the beauty that is BLACK and I am confident in who God has created me to be but, I feel like a lot of those feelings stemmed from those images I saw.
On YouTube it’s the same thing there is a scarcity of good content for our young people. Honestly I’m fed up and I decided to be the change, but I need your help! I’ve been creating content on my own channel Beleaf In Fatherhood for 3 years, and in that time it’s become a fulltime gig that has brought my wife home from work. Now I want to branch out and create High Quality Educational Content That Inspires Children through the use of Puppeteering and HipHop. Frank Puppet has been a project that I have investing in for about a year. I have tried to do it alone and I have failed. In order to make the content that I believe will speak to the Black and Minority children who are granted access to Youtube, I'm raising $75,000 to hire the team, to build sets and to make at least 50 episodes of high-quality educational entertainment for the minority community. Think Mr. Rogers Meets, Dr. Suess' meets Black.
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The G-Listed salutes Taylor Emery as our 2018 Black LGBTQ Power 100 honoree for having a public platform that positively brings cultural impact and social influence among LGBTQ people and communities. “Your unapologetic visibility and pursuit for personal excellence is a win for humanity.” - Waddie G., Founding Editor of The G-Listed (@worldwidewaddie)
See the entire 2018 Black LGBTQ Power list at http://www.theglisted.com/2018/12/10/the-g-listed-presents-black-lgbtq-power-100-of-2018/
Since 2012. The G-Listed is the only media platform that exclusively celebrates 100 Black LGBTQ+ people for their public work and achievements annually and regularly acknowledges their talents, events and milestones. The G-Listed looks at Black LGBTQ excellence with an international lens and has honored more than 600 leaders and personalities, including more than 100 outside the United States (e.g., United Kingdom, France, South Africa, Nigeria, Jamaica, Canada, Uganda, etc.)
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