During Sunday Photo Walk on 27 August 2006 through Eastern Market I'd happen upon several vendors that I wish to bring attention to. And as I walk, proudly, in solidarity with the cause, Uppity Negro, is the first Eastern Market exhibitor that I will feature.
Founded by Andrea Carter, Uppity Negro, which is trademarked, is not a fashion line. Uppity Negro is statement. Uppity Negro is a form of personal as well economic resistance to combat the subtle, covert, and routine acts of racism that Black people experience.
Which is something that I speak about and shed light on through my photojournalism and blogs at Freedom, Louder Than Words and former Photographically Speaking blogs
Andrea Carter created "Uppity Negro" T-shirts to inspire Black people to stand up and be unapologetic and audacious attention. To order Uppity Negro or Uppity Negress t-shirts, hats, totes or mugs visit the Uppity Negro online store.
While t-shirts emblazed with "Uppity Negro" certainly will spark conversation to Andrea Cater, they, also, represent a vehicle for change.
The flyer that Andrea would hand me, asks "Are you an UN?". And without apologies, I proudly proclaim that I am, indeed, an 'uppity negro'!