“I came yesterday because, as a young Black woman majoring in African American Studies at Temple University, it was my duty to show my support. There are people out there who do not understand that what happened to Michael Brown was about race. What’s happening to the people of Ferguson is also about race. I think because we don’t hear hurtful words such as “nigger” that we oversimplify and minimize racism. I made and held the sign because I wanted to remind people that what happened to Brown and others is a modern day lynching. If you look closely at the sign it’s a hangman symbol with the word “NIGGER” attached. We can’t forget that racism still exists because people aren’t calling Black people “niggers” anymore or as much.”
- Melanie “CoCo” McCoy
Photo and article by Blaire Monroe
Full Article: http://oogeewoogee.com/photos-nmos14-at-philadelphias-love-park/
Everybody Loves the Sunshine
Black Women Rock Your World
"Tasty" by Melanie "CoCo" McCoy, approx. 24" x 24", Acrylic on Wood Price: To be Determined
Black Girl Squad… The Movement
"Give me two weeks, you won’t recognize her."
I can’t be pro-Black and Christian, but you are sexist and homophobic
… But that’s none of my business
"The Black Sun (She)" (2014) by Melanie "CoCo" McCoy, 16" x 20", Acrylic and Gold leaf on Cotton Canvas… Price can be negotiated
She’s radiant. She’s beautiful. Her name is “Sun.” She looks over us and awakens us by day, and kisses us goodbye by evening. We look forward to seeing her face, because we can always count on her to be there. The Sun reminds me of Black women. I can always count on her to be there for me. She’s one of God’s greatest gifts. She is my mother, sometimes she’s my grandmother, or maybe even my sisters and friends. She is me.
Right now “The Black Sun” (She) is looking over the city.
Is your hair still political? Tell me when it starts to burn.