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Celebrating black love with new online platform

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BLACK LOVE Power is the new digital platform for "powerful images of black people engaging in acts of love."

The website, which launched on Tuesday (Feb 14) was founded by activists Dabo Ché and Michaela Angela Davis, and was inspired by the unfortunate lack of diversity displayed when Googling "couples in love."

"Black is big, generous, and mystical," Davis told the Huffington Post. "Love is the most transformative energy there is. Power is what all people want. So Black Love Power, for me, is a reinforcement of, who we are, what we’re made of and what we have."

Black Love Power, Davis added, is "an act of resistance" aimed at reimagining the ways in which black love is perceived. According to Ché, this new digital platform can help "make us less reactionary to how other people treat us" and will provide a place for community exploration.

"This is a platform where we can explore relationships, politics, sex, economics and all things that can positively affect ourselves, our community, and ultimately the world we live in,"

The platform was launched in collaboration with Huffington Post's Black Voices, releasing a curated gallery of work from their network of talented black photographers.

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