Upile as Cherry Turner by Stephen Towns
OkayAfrica : These 7 African Women Poets Will Keep You Calm, Cool, and Collected for the Summer
"..this is why I chose to paint Cherry, Nat Turner's wife as the heroine. She performs magical acts to help both herself, Nat and their baby escape the tryranny of human bondage for a series of paintings called the Black Magic series."
HuffingtonPost: 7 Moving Quotes From Dark-Skinned Women Who Are In Love With Their Melanin
In honor of Shire and the countless other African women influencing the poetry landscape today, we’ve gathered together our favorite contemporary poets to read this summer. Whether you’re looking for additions to your summer readings list, curious as to who the authors are behind the multitude of quotes you find so frequently shared on your timeline, but which often go uncited (do better internet.), or you simply want to marvel at the beauty and power of African women in the diaspora, we got you covered. These poets will teach you about love, identity and home all the same.
Essence Magazine: 12 Poignant Lines Of Poetry From Young Black Women To Inspire You Daily
The beauty of dark-skinned women has been atrociously understated for centuries. But fortunately, there’ve been a handful of celebrities and artists who have publicly reclaimed the regality of their brown skin
We're celebrating World Poetry Day by reflecting on 12 powerful poems from these talented individuals.