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

Daughters of D.I.G.—Developing Intelligent Girls—is an Oakland-based QTPOC tribe, 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"

taishou-kun:

Wada Akiko 和田アキ子
in Nora-neko rokku Onna Banchou 野良猫ロック - 女番長 (Stray Cat Rock - Delinquent Girl Boss) - Director : Hasebe Yasuharu 長谷 部安春 (1932-2009) - 1970

taishou-kun:

Wada Akiko 和田アキ子

in Nora-neko rokku Onna Banchou 野良猫ロック - 女番長 (Stray Cat Rock - Delinquent Girl Boss) - Director : Hasebe Yasuharu 長谷 部安春 (1932-2009) - 1970

Posted on Friday, September 19th 2014

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dynamicafrica:

Select images from Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj's portraiture series 'My Rock Stars: Volume 1' that pays homage to African studio photography, made iconic by the likes of Mali's Malick Sidibe and Seydou Keita, as well as the decorative and colourful style of Samuel Fosso, whilst celebrating some of the artists individual influences - from artists and musicians, to sports players and other everyday people.

Posted on Friday, September 19th 2014

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latino-diversity:

An Afro Bolivian woman and her baby
Afro Bolivians are unique in that they’ve adopted many of cultural practices, traditions, and attire of the Aymara people who are the largest Indigenous group native to Bolivia. Most Afro Bolivians not only speak Spanish but also the Aymara language fluently.

latino-diversity:

An Afro Bolivian woman and her baby

Afro Bolivians are unique in that they’ve adopted many of cultural practices, traditions, and attire of the Aymara people who are the largest Indigenous group native to Bolivia. Most Afro Bolivians not only speak Spanish but also the Aymara language fluently.

Posted on Thursday, September 18th 2014

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lexxdigs:

In 1970s Nigeria, only a tiny handful of female artists broke through the backing singer/dancer ceiling to become stars in their own right, particularly if they wrote their own material — And Fela cousins The Lijadu sisters did just that. Their repertoire ranged from love songs and dance anthems to philosophy and political/social commentary.
“The music business was hard for women in Nigeria,” says Taiwo Lijadu. “Back then, they didn’t think women had brains.”

lexxdigs:

In 1970s Nigeria, only a tiny handful of female artists broke through the backing singer/dancer ceiling to become stars in their own right, particularly if they wrote their own material — And Fela cousins The Lijadu sisters did just that. Their repertoire ranged from love songs and dance anthems to philosophy and political/social commentary.

“The music business was hard for women in Nigeria,” says Taiwo Lijadu. “Back then, they didn’t think women had brains.”

Posted on Thursday, September 18th 2014

Reblogged from LEXX DIGS

alxbngala:

Soy la Hija de mi Jefa
A small project i did for this mother’s day, a remake of one of my mother portraits from back in 1970

Posted on Tuesday, September 16th 2014

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From the 2005 album “Rolas de Aztlán: Songs of the Chicano Movement”

http://www.folkways.si.edu/rolas-de-aztlan-songs-of-the-chicano-movement/american-folk-latin/music/album/smithsonian

Songs of struggle, hope, and vision fueled the Chicano Movement’s quest for civil rights, economic justice, and cultural respect. Rolas de Aztlán (songs from the Chicano ancestral homeland) spotlights 19 milestone recordings made between 1966 and 1999 by key Chicano artist/activists—Daniel Valdez, Los Lobos del Este de Los Angeles (later Los Lobos), Agustín Lira and Teatro Campesino, Los Alacranes Mojados, Conjunto Aztlan, and many more! 40-page booklet with extensive liner notes and photos. 19 tracks. 67 minutes of music.

Posted on Thursday, September 11th 2014

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From the 1971 album “A Sun Lady for All Seasons Reads Her Poetry”

http://www.folkways.si.edu/sonia-sanchez/a-sun-lady-for-all-seasons-reads-her-poetry/african-american-spoken-islamica/album/Smithsonian

“This record is gonna be talking about love; A black woman’s love for her children, man and nation. But you know before you can love someone you gots to love yourself. I mean you gots to dig on yourself, know that you be bad, badder than bad in fact…” In this collection of poems, Sonia Sanchez aims to uplift the Black community and specifically the Black woman for whom Sanchez continues to be an advocate.

Posted on Wednesday, September 10th 2014

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"The Third Eye" by Roy Ayers from “Africa, Center Of The World,” 1981.

Happy Birthday Mr. Ayers!

Posted on Wednesday, September 10th 2014

Reblogged from LEXX DIGS

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"To pray you open your whole self  To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon To one whole voice that is you.  And to know there is more That you can’t see, can’t hear; Can’t know except in moments Steadily growing, and in languages That aren’t always sound but other Circles of motion. …Like eagle rounding out the morning Inside us.  We pray that it will be done  In beauty. In beauty.”

from Eagle Poem by Joy Harjo

lexxdigs:

"To pray you open your whole self
To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon
To one whole voice that is you.
And to know there is more
That you can’t see, can’t hear;
Can’t know except in moments
Steadily growing, and in languages
That aren’t always sound but other
Circles of motion.
…Like eagle rounding out the morning
Inside us.
We pray that it will be done
In beauty.
In beauty.”

from Eagle Poem by Joy Harjo

Posted on Wednesday, September 10th 2014

Reblogged from LEXX DIGS

projectdom:

Roberto ClementeOne of the greatest baseball players of all-time BUT bigger than that, Clemente was a humanitarian and provider for his people in his homeland of Puerto Rico and other countries in Latin America. Clemente died in plane crash on December 31, 1972, while attempting to deliver aide to earthquake survivors in Nicaragua.

projectdom:

Roberto Clemente
One of the greatest baseball players of all-time BUT bigger than that, Clemente was a humanitarian and provider for his people in his homeland of Puerto Rico and other countries in Latin America.

Clemente died in plane crash on December 31, 1972, while attempting to deliver aide to earthquake survivors in Nicaragua.

Posted on Sunday, September 7th 2014

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tatyanafazlalizadeh:

Old painting, new wheatpaste. 

In 2011, I began a series of paintings called Victim of American Fear.(The title is from this article by Adam Serwer for The Prospect. As an illustrator, I’m often inspired to create a painting from something I’ve read.)

The series was meant to address the killings of black people that happen when people find themselves afraid of black people just because they are black. Think Trayvon Martin. Think Oscar Grant. 

Also think Renisha McBride. If I continue this series, I’ll want to include a black woman.  

After the recent killings of more black bodies, I decided to try these paintings out on the street as wheatpastes. 

Critiquing my own work, I do think these paintings are a little over-literal, with the gun targets covering the bodies. I don’t mean to be provocative just for the sake of it. But I do think it’s a strong image. 

These are pasted in Newark. 

Posted on Sunday, September 7th 2014

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