Meet Afro Disney. It’s s social media homage to black artists, creators, and other culture icons. Along with giving black artists shoutouts and the recognition they deserve, this account is an empowering tribute to the current black Lives Matter revolution that we see happening around the globe.
Here’s one definite celebration of African American culture in the media – the iconic Jordan Peel film, Us. This piece of digital illustration looks almost like a comic art. Illustration. When you swipe, you see another beautiful interpretation of these characters, holding hands in solidarity.
Here is a take on a popular animated series, with the women made up in Black Panther looks, raising their firsts in solidarity. From Garnet to Canary, their outfits are fire, and this image speaks volumes.
Look at the cheekbones on this buzzed and melanated beauty. Her features are stunning, and the burnt orange background really allows her amazing skin tone to shine. The artist herself said that dark skin is her favorite to paint, since “painting those highlights was just so satisfying.”
This is a heartbreaking piece by @el.carna celebrating the life of George Floyd. Redrawn as a constellation in the stars, he is still there to guide his daughter with his spirit as she grows up. His hand holding that little backpack get us every time.
You don’t often see black love in families depicted in such a positive way. Here, two natural haired beauties, wife and daughter, dole out cheek kisses to the beloved man in their lives. We love that the ladies hare rocking their natural hair, and that mom has a headscarf on.
Here’s a sassy queen in a miniskirt and thigh high socks spray paints a Kendrick Lamar inspired slogan on a wall. This is a shining moment of artistic expression and #blackgirlmagic. That hand on the hip is definitely a power stance.
This simulated cover of Vogue might be a bit darker than anticipated. Usually, magazine editors try to lighten a dark-skinned person’s face on the magazine, or contrast it with a brighter color. But this gorgeous woman needs no lightening at all, and the cover is a celebration of her darkness.
Not sure who this carefree, and smiling woman is, but we want to know more about her. From the scarf and her flannel, we’re getting artist or photographer vibes, maybe. The details in her eyes and ringlets are so dreamy.
In the #sailormoonredraw challenge, this artist @blackapinaa decided to add some diversity into the mix, but keep the blond – just make it natural. We definitely like this version more than than the original.
We want this image on our wall – it just gives us peace of mind in a way like never before. This piece is meant to show how nature soothes and calms both body and mind. We definitely need more soothing moments in chaotic times like these – get out in nature!
We’ve seen natural hair celebrated many times on this account, but these knots combined with her perfected baby hairs and flower wreath necklace really take the cake and deserve a special shoutout. @eunicify.art really knocked it out of the park with this African queen.
Not only are all of these outfits fire, but this image is a representation of solidarity that includes a hijab, which we love. The women are faceless which represents them standing together as one. This is the face of the revolution.
This is one of the most powerful images of the movement that we’ve seen so far. In it, a young black woman kneels, holding up a mirror to the armed police in front of her so that they can see what they’ve become.
If you’ve ever watched Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, you’ll know that this beauty is Prudence Night. The illustration even captured her finger waves. Prudence is a fierce and independent witch that stands for everything we believe in.
This series is called “Exploring the Shadows and Light” and was photographed by @sanisegunkabir. It played with ways that light reflects off of beautiful melanated skin, and we love how the photographer plays with thee unique patterns.