::Lesbians of African Decent ~ NYC::|
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|Thursday, November 3rd, 2005|
|Tuesday, November 1st, 2005|
|Wednesday, August 17th, 2005|
We created Crayon People to act as a place for People of Color to get easy access to news ranging from political articles to current pop culture. Check out the new articles from your own relevant group (Arab, Asian, Black, Latino Desi), but feel free to discuss articles in the People of Color area as well as other groups. Posting comments and discussing the articles is the point to this whole website.
We want people from diverse backgrounds to converse and debate in a constructive environment. So please help us spread the word. We are a non-profit site, so basically that means we have a $0 promotion budget, unlike these other corporation giants. But please let us know what you think. Sign on post some comments and help make this good thing happen:).
|Friday, February 11th, 2005|
Ursula K. Le Guin and SciFi
Who here is a fan of the SF/fantasy writer, Ursula K. Le Guin?
The SciFi channel did an adaptation of Le Guin's "Earthsea" fantasies recently. Many people were very angry about the series' portrayal of nearly all the main characters as white. Ursula Le Guin herself hated the series for many reasons, but above all this "whitewashing." She is strongly influenced by Taoism and Native American spirituality, had mostly brown and black characters, and felt with justification that a white Earthsea could not do justice to her work. She wrote that she's had letters from teens of color saying they couldn't find people like themselves in any YA science fiction but hers.
Le Guin is a strong feminist, one of the first women in the previously all-male field of science fiction, and very critical of patriarchal power relations. She believed that the adaptation of "Earthsea" distorted the central theme of non-dominating sexuality in her work and thus made it meaningless, if it were not already sufficiently meaningless owing to this "whitewashing."
I've put up a community to protest this bowdlerization, save_earthsea
. Everyone's invited to take a look at it and join in suggested projects for protest and in discussion about the racial issues involved, including to develop new projects friendly to people of color.
Thanks for reading this!
|Tuesday, July 6th, 2004|
Wassup ladies? This community hasn't seen a lot of action, that i've seen anyways. Am I black? Nah. I'm Puerto Rican and Italian. But I am a lesbian and I got a lot of love for black woman. I hope I'm welcome here.
Anyways, I'm reppin the Bronx and i'm 19. I was wondering if any of ya braid for a reasonable fee. I don't mind traveling to you and I tip well. I'm looking for freestyle braid designs but just the regular straight back cornrow will suffice.
So holla at me on that tip or if you just want a new friend. One can never have too many of those ;). Current Mood: hungry
|Wednesday, May 12th, 2004|
This is the first community I've ever done, so please give me suggestions on how to proceed. Any comments are appreciated, espeically if you are a moderator of another community.
Please let your friends know about this community.
|Monday, May 10th, 2004|
I created this journal because it's so hard to find other lesbian women of color.
This is the Livejournal community for lesbians of African Decent in New York. It will also be open to all people of color. This is a place where we can discuss issues that relate to us, rant and rave, meet other women, make friends, etc.
Please tell your friends about this community and join.