Your Hue

Your Hue is an initiative of HUE, LLC, a progressive social entrepreneurship specializing in socio-economic development throught the African diaspora. Come and share Your Hue with us.

ourafrica:

Good afternoon everyone,

As the new year approaches we have decided to revamp the entire site and begin rebuilding from the ground up, something bigger and better. We will continue with our mission of bringing Africa, our Africa in a positive & educational outlook to the world. We will be expanding on many of areas such as 

  • News 
  • Art
  • Business
  • Environment
  • Entertainment
  • Medicine
  • Politics
  • Science & technology 
  • Sports

If you or a friend you know is interested in  blogging about any of the above please feel free to send us an email at OABjobs@gmail.com. You do not need experience. If you have a strong liking for the area and are willing to learn and share with others, please feel free to apply, we will help you out if help is needed.

Secondly, we have a tumblr team. However we need atleast two people willing to assist with our facebook, instagram and/or twitter page.

If interested please email us at OABjobs@gmail.com

Our biggest announcement however is: We will be transforming into an NGO (non profit organization).  I open this opportunity up for every single person, especially those in the NYC area. As stated above we are looking to expand and begin building something new. I’m looking for creative minds, people  who are willing to invest and build into something that  will not only help them but others around them also. We are looking for leaders!

If interested please email me at vivian@ourafricablog.com

**ALL POSITIONS ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE, YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AFRICAN TO APPLY**

Posted on: December 8th, 2013 , Deadline December 31st, 2013

(via ourafrica)

schomburgcenter:

Roy DeCarava was born December 9, 1919 in Harlem, New York. Growing up, DeCarava was frustrated with the way people of color were portrayed in photography and other media. Through his own work, DeCarava fought to address the issue of  black representation in photography, capturing candid, everyday life in Harlem. Reflecting on DeCarava’s death in 2009, The New York Times described him as an “Harlem Insider Who Photographed Ordinary Life.”
The legacy that DeCarava leaves behind, however, is far from ordinary. In 1952, DeCarava became the first African American to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2006, George W. Bush presented DeCarava with the National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts, which is the highest award an artist can receive from the U.S. government. His work can be viewed in museums across the country including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC; and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX. Some of DeCarava’s work can also be viewed online courtesy of the Sherry and Roy DeCarava Archives.
Come into the Schomburg to flip through Roy Decarava: A Retrospect by Peter Galassi, which features 200 of DeCarava’s photographs. While you’re there, also check out Roy Decarava: Photographs edited by James Alinder, and much more.
 
Photo Credit: Mitsu Yasukawa for the Los Angeles Times.
 

schomburgcenter:

Roy DeCarava was born December 9, 1919 in Harlem, New York. Growing up, DeCarava was frustrated with the way people of color were portrayed in photography and other media. Through his own work, DeCarava fought to address the issue of  black representation in photography, capturing candid, everyday life in Harlem. Reflecting on DeCarava’s death in 2009, The New York Times described him as an “Harlem Insider Who Photographed Ordinary Life.”

The legacy that DeCarava leaves behind, however, is far from ordinary. In 1952, DeCarava became the first African American to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2006, George W. Bush presented DeCarava with the National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts, which is the highest award an artist can receive from the U.S. government. His work can be viewed in museums across the country including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC; and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX. Some of DeCarava’s work can also be viewed online courtesy of the Sherry and Roy DeCarava Archives.

Come into the Schomburg to flip through Roy Decarava: A Retrospect by Peter Galassi, which features 200 of DeCarava’s photographs. While you’re there, also check out Roy Decarava: Photographs edited by James Alinder, and much more.

 

Photo Credit: Mitsu Yasukawa for the Los Angeles Times.

 

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