About the Daughters of D.I.G. (DOD) Project

Daughters of D.I.G.—Developing Intelligent Girls—is an Oakland-based QPOC-centric tribe of women dedicated to passing on the art of digging for knowledge of self through a healing and transformative creative process.

Currently curated by creative Lexx Valdez (lexxdigs.com) and artist/healer Erricka Lewis (thisblackdaffodil.tumblr.com).

Contributing curators:
Devoya Mayo (devoya.tumblr.com) + Valerie Scott (chiefofaffections.tumblr.com)

Founded by Lexx Valdez and Devoya Mayo of thehappyblackgirl.com in 2008 as Daughters of Dilla.

Our message is inspired by the beat of J.Dilla:
"Don't Sell Yourself to Fall in Love"

Green-housed at Beats Rhymes and Life, Inc. (lexx@brl-inc.org for more info).

May Day Print Party Fundraiser by Melanie Cervantes - GoFundMe

Help us fundraise for our May Day Print Party, we will be making posters and art that will be distributed for free through the Bay Area at May Day marches. We are inviting community members to the Print Party to help create posters designed by community based artists in the area.
Please make a donation to help us sustain the work of putting art into the people’s hands.
$10 Buys twenty picket sticks $25 Buys a quart of ink to print posters $50 Buys 100 sheets of paper $100 Buys 150, 11” x17” full color, union printed, offset posters $250 Buys enough supplies to put 250 poster-picket signs into the hands of the people!
Please donate and help support this community building event and then come out to the Print Party! Sunday, April 20th from 2:30-6pm at Solespace in Oakland 1714 Telegraph Ave.

As a small art collective Dignidad Rebelde works diligently to create work that translates people’s stories into art that can be put back into the hands of the communities who inspire it. We have printed thousands of posters since we started –many of which have reached the streets as pickets signs, reached schools as tools for education and reached community organizations as reflections of unity and solidarity. We do this work as grassroots artists whose love for our communities and struggles drive our work every day. We do this work by reaching into our pockets to sustain and fund the work we do to make sure the people have access to this art.
We don’t get grants or make big bucks from this work. We reach into our pockets and pull out what we can to keep this going. We do it because life is too short to live without justice and love and this method of making art for the people is the best way we know to help in the work. We believe we can be stronger and more responsive when we have the support from our communities… those communities who we, in turn, support with art and are asking for your help today.

May Day Print Party Fundraiser by Melanie Cervantes - GoFundMe

Help us fundraise for our May Day Print Party, we will be making posters and art that will be distributed for free through the Bay Area at May Day marches. We are inviting community members to the Print Party to help create posters designed by community based artists in the area.

Please make a donation to help us sustain the work of putting art into the people’s hands.

$10 Buys twenty picket sticks
$25 Buys a quart of ink to print posters
$50 Buys 100 sheets of paper
$100 Buys 150, 11” x17” full color, union printed, offset posters
$250 Buys enough supplies to put 250 poster-picket signs into the hands of the people!

Please donate and help support this community building event and then come out to the Print Party!
Sunday, April 20th from 2:30-6pm at Solespace in Oakland
1714 Telegraph Ave.

As a small art collective Dignidad Rebelde works diligently to create work that translates people’s stories into art that can be put back into the hands of the communities who inspire it. We have printed thousands of posters since we started –many of which have reached the streets as pickets signs, reached schools as tools for education and reached community organizations as reflections of unity and solidarity. We do this work as grassroots artists whose love for our communities and struggles drive our work every day. We do this work by reaching into our pockets to sustain and fund the work we do to make sure the people have access to this art.

We don’t get grants or make big bucks from this work. We reach into our pockets and pull out what we can to keep this going. We do it because life is too short to live without justice and love and this method of making art for the people is the best way we know to help in the work. We believe we can be stronger and more responsive when we have the support from our communities… those communities who we, in turn, support with art and are asking for your help today.

Posted on Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Source gofundme.com

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a—fri—ca:

Adinkra symbols

The Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Ashanti of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa, that represent concepts or aphorisms. Adinkra are used extensively in fabrics, pottery, logos and advertising. They are incorporated into walls and other architectural features. 

The symbols have a decorative function but also represent objects that encapsulate evocative messages that convey traditional wisdom, aspects of life or the environment. There are many different symbols with distinct meanings, often linked with proverbs. They were one of the means for the transmission of a complex and nuanced body of practice and belief.

Adinkra symbols

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Photo 1 > Africa

Photo 2 > Adinkra symbols

Photo 3 > Site

Posted on Monday, April 14th 2014

Reblogged from AFROLICIOUS

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florxdexrebeldiax:

"We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungle or zoos. We are people and we want to be respected, not to be victims of intolerance…" -Rigoberta Menchu Tum

florxdexrebeldiax:

"We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungle or zoos. We are people and we want to be respected, not to be victims of intolerance…" -Rigoberta Menchu Tum

Posted on Monday, April 14th 2014

Reblogged from ixim:.

A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself, and only herself.

Maya Angelou

Posted on Sunday, April 13th 2014

Reblogged from Welcome to V3nu$

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Dulce UpFront present A TRIBE CALLED RED (Ottowa, Canada)

A First Nation (Upper/Lower Cayuga and Nipissing Anishnabe) DJ crew. Remixing traditional Pow Wow music with contemporary club sounds.
Supporting Act WORLD HOOD (Sacramento)
Afro-Latin Dub meets West Coast bass, their self-titled album is a peaceful revolution in itself, uncrowded by the usual suspects.
Jingle Dress // Fancy Shawl Dance // grass dance (Clovis)
Of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz // Natalie & Domonique Deanda
Of the Navajo & Apache people // Stoney Dodson
OMEDJ (Fresno)
Live Art // Face Painting // Aesthetic features
————————————————————————- $10 adult // under18 Free // Over 56yrs. $5 no one turned away for lack of funds ————————————————————————- 5:00pm - 8:30pm
ALCOHOL FREE EVENT
Manchester Experiment 3302 Blackstone Ave. Suite G 203.1, Fresno, Califronia
#dulceupfront #ATribeCalledRed #ruralsuperstars

Dulce UpFront present A TRIBE CALLED RED (Ottowa, Canada)

A First Nation (Upper/Lower Cayuga and Nipissing Anishnabe) DJ crew. Remixing traditional Pow Wow music with contemporary club sounds.

Supporting Act WORLD HOOD (Sacramento)

Afro-Latin Dub meets West Coast bass, their self-titled album is a peaceful revolution in itself, uncrowded by the usual suspects.

Jingle Dress // Fancy Shawl Dance // grass dance (Clovis)

Of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz
// Natalie & Domonique Deanda

Of the Navajo & Apache people
// Stoney Dodson

OMEDJ (Fresno)

Live Art // Face Painting // Aesthetic features

————————————————————————-
$10 adult // under18 Free // Over 56yrs. $5
no one turned away for lack of funds
————————————————————————-
5:00pm - 8:30pm

ALCOHOL FREE EVENT

Manchester Experiment
3302 Blackstone Ave. Suite G 203.1, Fresno, Califronia

#dulceupfront #ATribeCalledRed #ruralsuperstars

Posted on Wednesday, April 9th 2014

A Tribe Called Red - Sisters ft Northern Voice (by A Tribe Called Red)

A Tribe Called Red has released their very first music video from their award winning Nation II Nation album. Much Music, Canada’s #1 destination for music videos, provided the television premier of the video on April 8.

The story for “Sisters” follows three Indigenous women making their way to one of A Tribe Called Red’s “Electric Pow Wows.” Sarain Carson-Fox, Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs, and Aria Evan play the lead roles.

Posted on Wednesday, April 9th 2014

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