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"

Vocals by Georgia Anne Muldrow. Produced by Chris Keys.
Directed by Chuck NLV

Georgia Says:

“We as parents have to walk a very fine line between being watchful and overprotective of what our kids are exposed to…and that job is being made even more difficult by the hyper-sexual, consumerist and vain aesthetic packed with visual associations that are intentionally targeting the pre-teen generation. I’m placing the blame on the corporate agenda that abuses the minds and souls of talented or even aspiring artists.

To represent an awareness that is willfully avoidant of self-realization is the bottom line for these influencers of consciousness; if someone’s life goals are completely external his/her mind can easily be subdued and controlled.

Art means too much to me, i ain’t having it.”

About the track:
When Georgia Anne Muldrow surveys the musical landscape, she’s left wanting more. It’s not easy for us to watch the likes of Nicki Minaj dressed up as kalediscopic crack dealer highlighting and promoting a dead end lifestyle.

"rap about the trap ‘stead of kneeeling to god
rap about their back ‘stead of freedom through art
rap about their cheese in a wig from a doll…
your lips are being used black swann, like a pawn”

Produced by Chris Keys, Georgia Anne Muldrow blesses us with her views on the politrix being parlayed into a hateful power structure that is affecting the community. Please don’t get it twisted, she’s not interested in your riches, she’s trying to tell you the children - they are listening.

Posted on Friday, August 29th 2014

Source youtube.com

Washington DC!
The prolific Dignidad Rebelde (Melanie Cervantes & Jesus Barraza) will be working on a HUGE mural in Washington DC with Mazatl Mazatl from September 1st through September 5th and they need some cool people on their team! Interested? Comment on this post on FB with your email and they will connect with you on the details! This is an incredible opportunity to work with some of today’s most important change-makers.

Washington DC!

The prolific Dignidad Rebelde (Melanie Cervantes & Jesus Barraza) will be working on a HUGE mural in Washington DC with Mazatl Mazatl from September 1st through September 5th and they need some cool people on their team! Interested? Comment on this post on FB with your email and they will connect with you on the details! This is an incredible opportunity to work with some of today’s most important change-makers.

Posted on Friday, August 29th 2014

Another person to look out for at #sfzinefest this Saturday!
breenache:

It is done…! Visual Performance #1 is gonna make its debut this weekend at #sfzinefest I’m hella excited for this thingy to happen. #sfzf #zines #sanfrancisco #johncoltrane

Another person to look out for at #sfzinefest this Saturday!

breenache:

It is done…! Visual Performance #1 is gonna make its debut this weekend at #sfzinefest I’m hella excited for this thingy to happen. #sfzf #zines #sanfrancisco #johncoltrane

Posted on Thursday, August 28th 2014

Reblogged from Arte Breenache

Oh, But Have You Heard that Daughters of Dig curator/contributor, Erricka (aka thisblackdaffodil) has a podcast? Yep! Transmitting vibes from the Bay Area to your soul, check the link and follow: https://soundcloud.com/obhyh

PLAYLIST:
Gaelle “Falling”
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTdKU2pNjh8

Shafiq Husayn “Lil Girl” ft. Fatima & Thundercat
Link: http://vimeo.com/7779696

Zaki Ibrahim “Daylight”
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAwahCpD1Ts

Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Maps”
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIIxlgcuQRU

Feist “My Moon My Man”
Link: http://vimeo.com/18549826

Young Fathers “Get Up”
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Foeq-SlQ04M
Audio Link: https://soundcloud.com/youngfathers/young-fathers-get-up-single

Delilah “Inside My Love”
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvkgnm8jcyY

Taylor McFerrin “Already There” ft. Robert Glasper & Thundercat
Link: https://soundcloud.com/brainfeeder/taylor-mcferrin-already-there

Posted on Wednesday, August 27th 2014

Source SoundCloud / Oh, But Have You Heard?

lexxdigs:

"Until the killing of black men, black mothers’ sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother’s son, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens." ~Ella Baker, 1964.

lexxdigs:

"Until the killing of black men, black mothers’ sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother’s son, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens." ~Ella Baker, 1964.

Posted on Wednesday, August 27th 2014

Reblogged from LEXX DIGS

BGD Editor-In-Training Program & Get Free Program | Nonprofits - YouCaring.com

Support the Get Free Program for queer and trans youth of color by raising funds for that program as well as the new Editor-In-Training program.

Black Girl Dangerous is a multi-faceted forum for the literary and artistic expression of queer and trans people of color. It was created in December of 2011 by award-winning writer and queer Black tomgirl nerd, Mia McKenzie. Since its inception, BGD has amplified the voices of over a hundred queer and trans writers of color writing about racism, queerness, gender, economic justice, disability justice and so much more, and reached an audience of over 4 million people from every populated continent on earth. BGD is the only website of its kind.

BGD is a grassroots, non-profit, reader-funded project. We are trying to raise $25,000 for two of our programs, the BGD Editor-In-Training Program and the Get Free Program for Queer and Trans Youth of Color.

These programs can have a huge impact, not only in QTPoC communities but in the world. If you have $50, $25 or even $10 to contribute to help make these important programs happen, please GIVE!
- See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/bgd-editor-in-training-program-get-free-youth-program/223787#sthash.HuwKDVQ1.dpuf

Posted on Wednesday, August 27th 2014

Source youtube.com

Headed to SF Zine Fest? On Saturday at 3:30pm (FREE!) check out our hermanos Robert Trujillo (robtrujilloart.tumblr.com) and Mike Avila (fatherswrites.tumblr.com), along with others speaking on the evolution of rad dad (An Action, Not A Label) from a tiny zine to a large format magazine made by a whole collective of radical parents.
More info: http://www.sfzinefest.org/blog/2014/8/19/sfzf-2014-panel-radical-parenting-with-tomas-moniz-and-special-guests

Headed to SF Zine Fest? On Saturday at 3:30pm (FREE!) check out our hermanos Robert Trujillo (robtrujilloart.tumblr.com) and Mike Avila (fatherswrites.tumblr.com), along with others speaking on the evolution of rad dad (An Action, Not A Label) from a tiny zine to a large format magazine made by a whole collective of radical parents.

More info: http://www.sfzinefest.org/blog/2014/8/19/sfzf-2014-panel-radical-parenting-with-tomas-moniz-and-special-guests

Posted on Wednesday, August 27th 2014

Reblogged from LEXX DIGS