Our purpose is to emblemize the creativity and brilliance of people within the African Diaspora. Our goal is to publish an interdisciplinary collection that shows the contributions of our innovation that is bold, relevant, and rooted in our innate wisdom. We envision having an online publication/site that includes visual arts, poetry, essays, and profiles on what we have and continue to create for the world.
Tell us your story. Share your creative works. Be bold, black, and beautiful.
Prevention at the Intersections is a community-based organization that works to eliminate harm within marginalized communities. We are an international network of scholars and activists interested in bringing a critical, interdisciplinary perspective and a human rights approach that analyzes, researches, and organizes groups towards community action. Our mission is to: create and implement transformative responses to violence and other forms of harm against marginalized communities. We do this by providing rigorous research, publication opportunities, and training programs. We have been in existence for 11 years, to celebrate our 10th year anniversary of prevention science work and research we published 4 issues and one volume of an online open-access journal on topics that intersect with prevention community violence, oppression, and systemic inequality.
Dear future readers, contributors, and allies, The Beauty of Black Creation was conjured at my mothers kitchen table. The pandemic was well underway and I felt the strain as a writer and artist myself - where avenues to share our work became limited and in some cases obsolete.
I created this endeavor to bring current creatives from the African diaspora together to share our brilliance in an open access format.
While this is an edited open access journal, we work to keep the authors voice and tone in their writing. We do not make any edits to art work that we accept. We thank you for reading and validating the many contributors to this journal.