In May of 2015 after the death of Freddie Gray by Baltimore Police, a string of protests known as the “The Baltimore Uprising,” took place. Black Diaries organizers took a team of social workers on multiple trips to Baltimore, MD. to engage in narrative therapy with demonstrators. [Read more…]
Mother’s Day has always been a hard day for me until I decided to look at all the beauty of a MOMMA. I didn’t fully understand the love of my MOMMY, Na Na, or my BIG MA but these women were the foundation of me having loving relationships with my partners.
On February 25, 2016, 40 University of Southern California students of color gathered together for a for a film screening of “USC Diaries”, and a constructive conversation regarding diversity and equity at USC. [Read more…]
Melanesia Hunter is the founder of the 27 Brand, a creative marketing, branding and booking agency located in Los Angeles, CA. The 27 Brand is collective of revolutionary visionaries who have a common goal to push Black culture forward by using their talents in social media, art, and music. Want to know more about how to get involved? Check out the websites below.
Dance for Haiti! Professional dancer Sawandi Wilson took a trip with Black Diaries to Port au Prince, Haiti where he taught hip hop dance to children at Orphanage Mary Mother. This orphanage is home to 30 boys and girls, from infants to young adults. This was a collaborative effort with Les Couleurs NYC, a nonprofit which teaches art therapy to children in orphanages and schools throughout Haiti.
Watch as he challenges the Westernized stereotypes he previously held about Haiti to see the beauty in the people and the land.
Sawandi Wilson is an American film and theater actor, writer, dancer. His films have appeared at Tribeca cinema and as well as in more than 80 countries worldwide.
Black Diaries shares the personal narratives across the Black diaspora. We recently sat down with Erick Nunez- our new LGBTQ Project Manager- to welcome him onboard. Here is a glimpse of his story. [Read more…]
Columbia Diaries shares the experiences of Black/African American students entering a predominantly white university. Narrated by Nzinga- Christina Reid, a Columbia alumna, this “Survival Guide” offers a series of insights and suggestions from Black students to Black students.