George Junius Stinney Jr. (born October 21, 1929, died June 16, 1944) was, at age 14, the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Saturday, September 10, 2016
|Estate of Beauford Delaney.|
I am so proud to say that this is the woman who my daughter, Sojourner Ahébée, has been working with as an intern this summer, in Paris. Do read about Ms. Well's project and support it!!!
Here is the link to the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/08/arts/international/beauford-delaney-returns-to-the-scene.html?_r=1
| Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York |
Posted by Octavia McBride-Ahebee at 7:49 AM
Friday, September 9, 2016
|Poet Sojourner Ahebee and Filmmaker Kira Bursky- Check out their collaborative film project and vote to send Kira to Sundance|
|Filmmaker Kira Bursky featured in Seventeen Magazine|
This is an important feminist project. Sojourner’s poetry urges girls and women to name those
things we historically keep silent about and Kira’s insights and filmmaker’s artistry poignantly
delivers this message. Sojourner stated that, “the film is in part about depression, but also about
Black, female existence in the world and all the challenges that accompany being a Black girl. We
worked really hard on this project, took risks, opened up, and the result was a really funky documentary/moving poem.”
Please view this short film and VOTE for it and offer a COMMENT. Every vote puts these young
women closer to becoming finalists in the 2016 Sundance Ignite Fellow Program!
Let’s support them!!! Here is the link to do just this:
Posted by Octavia McBride-Ahebee at 5:05 PM
Saturday, August 27, 2016
|The Barnes Foundation|
Philly folk, check out the course offerings at the Barnes Foundation this fall. Scholarships are available. I am interested in this one.
Albert Barnes and African American Culture
MONDAYS, OCTOBER 24–NOVEMBER 14 (4 CLASSES)
Instructor: Kimberly Camp, MSc
Explore Dr. Barnes’s ideas about education, activism, and art in the context of his interest and involvement in black culture of the early 20th century. Discuss larger issues of art and race that are debated among museum professionals.
$200; members $180
Here is a link to more info: http://barnesclasses.org/
As many of you know, Sojourner Ahebee, my daughter, is a 2016 BOSP Continuation International Fellow for the
|By Beauford Delaney-Untitled (Woman in an Abstract Field)|
(1966) Oil monotype, with hand-painted additions in oil,
on cream wove paper
Image courtesy of Swann Auction Galleries
Please read the following poem Sojourner was ask to write inspired by this Beauford Delaney painting of Marian Anderson. Read this on the Les Amis de Beauford Delaney blog: Here is the link: http://lesamisdebeauforddelaney.blogspot.com/2016/08/woman-in-abstract-field-after-beauford.html
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
From Paris With Love; AfroPUNK Features Sojourner Ahebee's Review of the Seydou Keita Photography Exhibition
|Writer Sojourner Ahebee in Paris at the Keita Exhibition|
For the complete review read Entree to Black Paris;an amazing blog. http://entreetoblackparis.blogspot.com/2016/07/writing-mali-into-light-seydou-keitas_28.html
Posted by Octavia McBride-Ahebee at 6:56 PM
Monday, July 11, 2016
“I know what it is to be crushed. To have hope drained from my bones, a trembling black woman with trauma stretching across generations. I’ve been crying for centuries. I cannot stop. I know what it’s like to have one foot in the grave. To have a freezer stacked with liquor but an empty fridge. To come to stagnancy and decay in my own bed; my nightmares clamoring out of my own skull. Panic attacks shaking me until I, too, am a prison. I’ve wished death on myself many times but it was never my idea.”
Posted by Octavia McBride-Ahebee at 9:36 AM
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Posted by Octavia McBride-Ahebee at 9:30 AM
Kadir Nelson’s painting for the cover of this issue which celebrates the
Center, in Harlem.
He says he wanted to create “a stylistic montage as an homage to the great
Harlem Renaissance painters: Aaron Douglas, William H. Johnson, Norman Lewis,
Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Archibald Motley, and Palmer Hayden.” Also
on Nelson’s mind were artists and performers like the Nicholas Brothers, Billie
Holiday, and Duke Ellington; the activist Malcolm X; and writers such as James
Baldwin and Zora Neale Hurston.
Posted by Octavia McBride-Ahebee at 8:20 AM
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Here is a video to an excerpt of a poetry reading I gave last month as part of National Poetry Month's festivities in the city. I shared a wonderful afternoon of tea and other goodies with an equally lovely group of women at the Columbia North YMCA.
Posted by Octavia McBride-Ahebee at 7:05 PM