No, We Are Not Oppressed Photo Essay

We are not oppressed is a photo essay by Marley Nichelle for Locs Image of Black people and families in Charlottesville and beyond. This essay is designed to recognize the inherent agency and humanity in Black people. The essay is a historical record of dignity in the midst of a world and community that constantly attempts to wrestle human dignity away from Black people. 

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Jay Simple & The Bridge

Jay Simple & The Bridge

  by Jessica Harris Photography may be a hobby to some, but to Jay Simple, it serves as a compass for navigating life’s terrain. Recently appointed Executive Director of The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative (PAI), a Charlottesville-based community arts organization, Jay is a photographer whose craft serves a twofold purpose as mirror and magnifying glass. “As an artist,” he shared, “my...

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Black Love: Symposium & Soirée

Black Love: Symposium & Soirée

by Katrina Spencer We’re always singing about it. Pick your era! “I wanna be living for the love of you” ~The Isley Brothers, 1975 “Dream lover come rescue me” ~Mariah Carey, 1993 “You're my water when I'm stuck in the desert” ~Daniel Caesar & H.E.R., 2017 We make countless films about it. Name your cult classic! Love Jones How Stella Got Her Groove Back Love & Basketball And the...

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Prolyfyck: Getting Through Something Hard with Somebody

Prolyfyck: Getting Through Something Hard with Somebody

By Naila A. Smith, PhD In 2006, William “Will” Jones III moved to Charlottesville, Virginia. A barber by profession, he started cutting hair at Cavalier Barbers which was located in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Charlottesville. About two years later, he opened his own barber shop, which took him out of the area, and away from daily contact with Black Charlottesville. To regain that...

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Exploring Black Brazil

Exploring Black Brazil

by Katrina Spencer Days before thousands of Brazilians stormed the National Congress in the capital of Brasília, protesting the beginning of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s third yet non-consecutive term, an event closely mirroring the January 6, 2021 insurrection in the United States, I was in Brazil having a look around. I was doing a little tourism. Having spent almost 10 years studying...

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