As you may or may not know.. The Black Portlanders completed its Indiegogo campaign on March 26th, two weeks after our initial campaign completion date of March 8th. We were able to raise a total of $25,079 dollars. That’s $10,079 over our goal of $15,000. Thank you - each one of you - for your support. Seriously. We received the campaign funds this past week.
We’re now into the exciting work of planning the next stages of the The Black Portlanders. We are preparing to get rewards out to everyone. It’s my goal to get these things out before May is out. There are shirts, hoodies, prints, and postcards to be printed. We have tea talks and photo shoots to schedule. There is so much to do.
In addition, a host of new opportunities have come our way. We’ve gotten so much correspondence. I’m catching up. If you’ve written me, please know I’ll get back with you personally.
What’s important to note is that.. beyond the gift of the funding, a host of new connections both inside and outside PDX have been made.. are YET being made. Right now. This is still evolving. I’ve decided to take it all step by step.
I’ll be updating the blog with our discoveries and progressions as we move through this post-campaign process. “The journey” is its own aspect of the work, its own artistic experience. We’ll roll out the next phases of The Black Portlanders throughout the next few months.
One thing I’ve learned is that great work - timeless work- takes time, care, thought, and intention. There was the frenzy of the time-based deadline nature of the campaign. In the aftermath, I’m committed to taking the necessary time to craft this work with the intention it deserves. This feels very important.
I deeply appreciate support in getting The Black Portlanders funded.. Please know this will ripple beyond what’s been communicated here. I’m very serious about that. Words don’t express the gratitude. I’ll keep everyone in the loop.
Additionally the producers of “Whitelandia”, an upcoming full-scale documentary about the history of state-sanctioned discrimination against Black Americans in Oregon have just launched their kickstarter.
The Black Portlanders along with many other great people in the community will be featured. Spread the word. Contribute if you can! Addressing the history and present of Oregon will happen through many hands and voices. This is the work of many.
There’s work to do.
All my best,
Intisar Abioto of The Black Portlanders
$25,079. 3 hours left. A full $10,000 surplus funded. Thank you all. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-black-portlanders/x/1331612
Yesterday we shared news that the Fire Marshall cut the capacity for last night’s show from over 100 to a measly 50. With the fear of ticket holders being turned away due to the fact that more tickets were sold than the 50 person capacity which was put in place the night before, I showed…
Indiegogo <5 days left Contribute! @ bit.ly/1bPrRtH
The Black Portlanders ∣ Listening Series ∣ Inter-Spacial Travels in the Vast Empire of the BLACKEST Galaxy: Curated≎Crafted by Hanifah (Ni) Abioto 【Love ❣. Elevation ^. Art ⁂】
The Magic of Positive Self Image . Rev Ike
Fyi . TroyBoi
Wanna Be Down . Brandy | starRo Rmx
Blackbird (Live Studio) . Jordan Rakei
Duvid (ft Pongo Love) . Quantic
Back in The Day . Ahmad | Victamone Short Edit
Rvlations . EOM
We and the Moon are Neighbors “jazz style” . bdroom | Fairuz
He Loves Me . Maddjazz & Rampage (rmx) | Jill Scott
Full Moon in Virgo . kayodefunke
Dreamin . Ruby Suns (rmx) | Pillar Point
Not a Dream (ft. DMIBeats) . aKu
A Light Within . King Britt | Low Leaf
Be Here (anyway. & TEME rework) . Raphael Saadiq & D’Angelo
Green Acres ft Biz Marley . Milton
Dougou Badia . King Coya (rmx) | Amadou et Mariam ft Santigold
If This World Were Mine . JW (rmx | Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
All The Joy . Moonchild
Jibul Alnuba . Alsarah & The Nubatones
Need U . aywy
Say You’ll Be There . Ben L’oncle
HYPNOSIS . BLVCK
È Duro . Makks(rmx) | Gato Preto
Drunk In Love . Zoë Tauran & Dominggus (Pfaff Unplugged Vers.)
Who Can I Run 2 . El_Blanco_Nino_x_Sykotix
Orange Skyline . Gifted Gab
Led By Example . Gang Colours
Window Seat . Alcordo
Easy (Switch Screens) ft Lorde . sonlux
Act So Hard . Luck-One | SolPreme
Lover. Najwa Mahaiddin
Vanguard . Flakơ (rmx) | José James
Dorothy Dandridge Eyes ft Lianne la Haves (Soulsonic’s Spanish Harlem Edit ) . Janelle Monae
Joose . Reggie Miller prod. Sango
Love Is a Losing Game (Lucian X & NAPT Redub) . Amy Winehouse
Come Join Us . Rippy Austin & Robert Casey
Drive (Hi’s bootleg re-vision) . Bobby Mcferrin
The Breathing Effect - Layers of Thought . ALPHA PUP
Techno Cumbia x Techno Cumbia (Mr. Biggz Moombahton Rmx . Selena Quintinilla
Beginnings (NBB rmx) . Junip
Nomad (Radio Citizen Mix) . Micatone
Space is The Place . Sun Ra x Improv (Olaf Stuut rmx) . Bobby McFerrin
(Source: SoundCloud / The Black Portlanders)
The Black Portlanders is on GOOD.
“Congrats to The Black Portlanders, fully funded (and more) on Indiegogo. Oregon GOODists, and anyone who loves humans, storytelling, Portland, and art, keep an eye out for the next step in the evolution of this project.”
The Black Portlanders Indiegogo is back and open for contributions until March 26th.
The Black Portlanders has its Listening Series back up.. With a Special Episode to celebrate the Indiegogo #win. Curated by Ni Abioto (@loveelevationart).
For the Indiegogo #Win Thanks all! Reblog to share the thanks… We appreciate all of yall!
The Black Portlanders ∣ Listening Series Special Epi ∣ $.21,383.$
Inter-Spacial Travels in the Vast Empire of the BLACKEST Galaxy: Curated + Crafted by (ha)Ni Abioto
Thank you - Inti/Blk PDXrs
Nobody’s Business feat. Jamal Ross . Marie Dahlstrom
Weak (Ellie Herring RMx) . SWV
Especial ft MC Taty . Sango
Gooey . Glass Animals
Ordinary Heart . Emily King
Fatma . Habib Koite
Her . Aches
Klapp Klapp . Little Dragon
Now I Know ft Jesse Boykins III & Robert Glasper . Brandon Williams
Adios . Yung Ill Wun
The Bells . Lowell
Channel 8 fT Waldo . Prod by Sango
Mother Lode (90’s sensual mix) . Magic Mouth
Flawless . King Bey
Never Leave You (Lumidee ReFix) . MNEK
Purpose . Madelyn Grant & Alekos Syropoulos
Thank you (again) - Inti/Blk PDXrs
Ella . La Mala Rodriguez
Thank you, everyone! $21,383
We are funded and this is happening.
It’s been a great long while since Alison first published an interview with photographer Intisar Abioto and got her to explain the power behind her groundbreaking storytelling project, The Black Portlanders—May of 2013, in fact. There’s this culture in Portland that’s being branded now, and spread around the world, whether it’s through Portlandia or through the “makers” and the food and the startup businesses, that it’s this beautiful place, this green place, the city that works.
Thanks to Portland Mercury for this insightful blog post. I didn’t see this until hours later.
Thank you all so much. This is how I feel. Here’s where we are now.. Fully funded and people still contributing. We’ll have an full exhibit this summer with the money contributed beyond the initial goal. I am so excited! Thank you.
We have until 11:59 PM PST
You can still contribute. You can still share.
Thank you !!
The enigmatic Intisar Abioto and clan announced today that they successfully raised $15,000 via their Indiegogo campaign to fund the continuance of their increasingly popular The Black Portlanders project. But who’s happy with just meeting goals? Not the Abiotos. WEEEEEEE DID IT! $15000. Thank you!. This was crazy. I didn’t get a wink of sleep…
We’re in We Out Here Magazine We are STILL accepting contributions .. Our stretch goal is a Full-scale Black Portlanders Summer Photo Exhibit. Yes! Let’s get these photos out of the screen. Let’s get people out from behind their phones and computers. Photo prints! Sunshine! People! Lemonade? I can see it! Thanks to Fahiym B. Acuay for this great writeup on the journey!
Photographing Black Portlanders. Illuminating a city. A photographic journey across Portland ..and beyond.
Thank you ALL! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! OK! This is real! This happened. I”m blown away and so tired but amped at the same time. I know I’ve been awake for way too long. Catching my second wind. 9 more hours to go to fund a full-scale Black Portlanders exhibit this summer. Taking the photos out of the screens. Prints and people and sunshine! Can you see it? Please keep shouting and sharing and contributing to The Black Portlanders!