2016, art, enlightenment, Fun, marvel, newyork, saturday, superhero, Uncategorized, women

Badass Misty Knight

Recently, I read a comic about what I thought would be the best tie in for the Marvel universe to include an Afro American character. The woman is named Misty Knight and for the life of me I cannot understand why she isn’t in more episodes. Her story stems from a risky job, which was being a New York City Bomb Detective; to a grueling life juggling love and super-abilities. Her character is both strong and beautiful, which is why I needed to give her a little coverage.Mistyknight0.png Her story immediately takes a sharp turn when her arm is blown off due to a terrorist bomb and she’s forced to leave her job, and her once normal life. Misty is then left in the care of Charles Xavier where she rooms with Jean Grey and receives a Cybernetic arm courtesy of Iron Man.

arms.pngMisty fights to the death in battles and is so fierce that she has even beaten Sabertooth! She fought and had a draw with Ironfist, which resulted in them seeing each other in a different light. The two started dating. Their relationship was rocky at best, which led to her on-again-off-again relationship with Powerman aka Luke Cage. Luke Cage is being picked up by Netflix right now and will begin running shortly……so go catch it! Hahaha I couldn’t resist.

If you’re into comic books, Marvel, or sexy women comic figures dressed in scantily clad suits, like Misty, then you should check out WorldofBlackHeroes or  BlackGirlNerds for more of her story.

I was so moved by this character that I decided to make a little video on her life story. I am placing it on Youtube so that maybe more will learn something and gain strength in themselves. With that being said…..heres a link to the video.   Afro Girls Need Love Tooooo Thanx!

 

~Dredbeauty

 

 

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2015, art, brooklyn, Brownsville Heritage House, free, Green Earth Poets Cafe, poetry, saturday

The HeArt of Brooklyn

I wish to seek as much art out of Brooklyn as possible. And there’s so much here that even the Brooklyn Museum opens its doors for free every first Saturday of the month.

When the weekend comes, I’m sure everyone wants to just go to a happening club and party all night. But museums and open mics appeal to me more.

Jazz and Poetry at Brownsville Heritage House. Curated by Green Earth Poets Cafe

Jazz and Poetry at Brownsville Heritage House. Curated by Green Earth Poets Cafe

I enjoy being slapped with culture and overwhelmed with international deities. Learning about different histories intrigues me and that is why I’m releasing my poem entitled, A Ride.

When I read it’s like a ride, a roller coaster ride

That’s better with a friend but I’m my own best guide

I like to see the world. The past, present and future

It’s like learning about my mom, and all the moms before her

I can travel across the land, see beauty far away

To a time where Amber Rose earrings were in play

Take me there museum! I wana go there today

Give me something to remember when I’m old and grey

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2015, art, blacklivesmatter, brooklyn, events, festival, saturday, sunday

At a Book Festival??

Just recently read an article about a woman who showed resilience at her job after facing censorship. Jordan Alam is a New
York City based writer who worked with the Brooklyn Zine Festival that is coming up on April 25th and 26th. When Jordan proposed a Black Lives Matter panel to be present at the Festival they refused. They alluded to the topic of police brutality and oppression as being too political of a topic at such a fun-loving event.

It is no surprise to me that a group whose sole purpose is to give the people a voice would discriminate against the black race. I completely felt Jordan’s outrage over the situation. From her trying to explain how having this group at the panel will not promote apprehension, to her being chastised in work related emails, to her finally sending in her resignation. This woman is a true activist in my eyes, because she stood up and put her foot down. Sometimes you gotta get in these peoples’ faces!

I respect her decision to leave the job because if she stayed she might have been forced to further sugar coat her views and philosophies. Since Jordan’s resignation, the Zine Fest has decided to add the Black Lives Matter group to the panel. A representative will be answering questions about their prospects for the community and its relation to education.

Anyone who has the free time this Sat and Sun should definitely check out all the creative talent in Downtown Brooklyn at the Zine Fest. I leave you with that information and the link to  Jordan’s website so you can read her first hand experience of the face of Prejudice.

Jordan’s Story

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