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Artist Karen Seneferu re-opens Campaign to support Black Woman Is God

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Karen Seneferu reopened her campaign to support The Black Woman is God, an exhibition that will be co-curated along with Melorra Green and Ankya Barber at  Betti Ono’s Gallery,  “Black women artists will contest western culture’s negative representations while engaging the audience to confront deeply social, political, intellectual, and spiritual ideas about what it mean,” says Seneferu. “My intention is to cover the cost of an art exhibition for 2016 entitled The Black Woman is God [here] in Oakland  I co-curated the first Black Woman is God at the African American Cultural Complex with Melorra Green in 2013.
 2013 Black Woman is God Exhibit
 Black women artists tackled the idea of not seeing God in their own image. This is important for a number of reasons.Black women are one of the most degraded human beings in the world. They are not perceived as valuable, intelligent, or necessary from inside or outside their communities.
You can currently see Seneferu’s work showing at Oakstop  Black Artists on Art Legacy Exhibit running until Friday April 17.

The Empowerment Project Honors Women’s Achievements

Earlier this week on Good Morning America, I learned about The Empowerment Project, a documentary spotlighting 17 positive and powerful women leaders across a variety of lifestyles and industries. The project was started by a group of women filmmakers who set over the course of 30 days to honor women who receive little praise for their craft, bringing their accomplishments to the light. “There are so many inspirational women out there, but why is it sometimes so hard to see them?”, asked Sarah, the director of the documentary. ” ” In the hopes of [This documentary] creating more positive role models for young girls everywhere.

Black Girls Rock Airs on BET

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The fourth annual Black Girls Rock award show aired on B.E.T, honoring women in various fields, inspired all who watched during the star studded event. Created in 2006 by celebrity D.J and philanthropist Beverly Bond, Black Girls Rock is a nonprofit  youth empowerment and mentoring organization established to promote the arts for young women of color.

  1. The show opened up with a stellar show by percussionist, Oakland’s home grown Shiela E, as well as performances by  CiaraJill Scott, Erykah Badu, Laylah Hathaway, and Estelle, among others. Read the full recap here.

Sistah Vegan Conference Registration Open


From  Dr. A. Breeze Harper, creator of  Sistah Vegan Project, registration for the online conference, which will bring together scholars, writers, activists and community organizers to examine the intersections of the #blacklivesmatter movement and veganism. Designed for black vegans, vegans of color and their white allies, this interactive, online event, offers an opportunity for collaborative discussion, building networks of engagement and knowledge sharing. The conference will also work to bring forward suggestions and inspiration to build momentum for collective change. Purchase tickets here.