Although this show was 26 years ago. The discussion about the image of black men in the media is still very relevant. The brothers in this video make some very valid points. The scary part though is the fact that not much has changed in the post-Obama era. It’s a reality we must face. You can never expect your oppressor to put out a positive image of your people.
I don’t always agree with Spike Lee. But he’s right about this nonsense called “post-racial”. If you’re black in America,you know the deal.
Originally posted on Black America Web:
Folks may enjoy living in post-racial America, but Spike Lee feels it’s nothing more than “bullsh*t.”
Speaking with Fusion host Jorge Ramos, the film director did not hold back in a recent interview when discussing the current state of race in America. Among the topics Lee brought up in the interview were police violence against Blacks as well as what he tells his children about racism.
As he weighed in on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. by police officer Darren Wilson, Lee highlighted the noticeable absence of any kind of good relationship between law enforcement and minorities.
“There’s a big division for the police departments, I think, in this country, versus people of color,” Lee told Ramos.
As for talking to children about race, Lee offered a very real reality check in which he says that race affects people of all types, no matter the level…
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More horror day celebrations.lol This is a great post though. It may even enlighten some of you. :)
Originally posted on Real News:
Wearing a Ray Rice jersey, while dragging an unconscious Black female doll, with nappy hair. This has become the most virally trending Halloween custom of 2014. Worn by White males in blackface. Last year, their blackface costume of choice was Trayvon Martin in a hoodie.
As shockingly sexist & offensive as this image is, sadly, it is keeping with the spirit of the true woman-hating origin of Halloween.
By: Ebrahim Aseem
Nigga, faggot, bitch. Those are three words I don’t allow spoken out of context around me. It’s not being “cool” or “hip hop” You sound ignorantly insensitive, hiding behind popular slang slurs to mask your insecurities.
I don’t like when a Black man meets me for the first time & greets me with a “my nigga”. I’m not your ‘dead-minded black object’. I don’t like when a woman of any race approaches…
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So much Ebola hysteria going on. Check out some of these videos. Might give you a different perspective.
Originally posted on Starship Earth: The Big Picture:
These videos are going viral. Thank goodness! -LW
The Virus is in the Vaccine
This is a military operation.
CNN and the New York Times Caught Using Crisis Actors
Inside Liberia’s Ebola Crisis
No audio because this was recorded at a Starbucks. Of particular interest is the scam nature of this video, which is most clearly shown at the end where a kid, supposedly dying of “Ebola” obviously falls down in the most incredibly fake acting job ever. Though there is no audio, the scam nature of this video is perfectly preserved.
Dad walks away with cash in hand! kid fake dying
This kid is supposedly dying on the ground, in front of the hospital. Then, The supposed father walks away (at the end of interview) with cash in-hand. It seems that he was paid to spread the propaganda.
A little history lesson you might like.
Originally posted on African Heritage:
Great women are often left out of history. Rarely do we hear or read about African queens. It is already hard enough to read about great African men and leaders in history books, but as for African women… it is more like impossible. How many have heard of the great warrior queen of Nubia, Amanishakheto, who defeated a Roman army? Who has heard of this great queen whose pyramid/tomb was leveled to the ground by an Italian treasure hunter, Giuseppe Ferlini, in 1832? Who has heard of this woman who led her people with a strong arm, and built pyramids in Meroë? Who has heard of this great candace, whose daughter Amanitore, also queen of Nubia, is mentioned in the Bible (Acts 8:27) … yeah the Queen of Sheba is not the only African…
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Our sisters are killed unjustly by the police as well. We can never forget that. If black women are willing to stand by us,then we should return the favor. We can not just stand by and say nothing when our women and children are killed. And we will never get any respect from other races unless we stand up and let our voices be heard. That’s what real men do!
Here’s just a short list of the victims of police brutality….
Lil Bobby Hutton, Fred Hampton, Mark Clark, Amadou Diallo, Jonathan Ferrell, Oscar Grant, Aiyana Jones age 7, Kimani Gray, Kendrec McDade, Timothy Russell, Ervin Jefferson, Patrick Dorismond, Ousmane Zongo, Timothy Stansbury Jr. Sean Bell, Orlando Barlow, Aaron Campbell, Victor Steen, Steven Eugene Washington, Alonzo Ashley, Wendell Allen, Ronald Madison and James Brissette, Travares McGill, Ramarley Graham, Rekia Boyd, Yvette Smith, Tyisha Miller, Denzel Curnell, Terrance Williams, Felipe Santos in all likelyhood murdered by former Naples deputy Corporal Steven Henry Calkins who was fired but never charged with any crime for his roll in the double slaying, + Rodney Mitchell, Alesia Thomas, Victor White III, John Adams, Milton Hill, Wendell Allen, Danroy Henry Jr., Dee-Jay Galmon, Tony Francis, Irene Bamenga, Malik Jones, Kenneth Chamberlain, Darrin Hanna, John Husband, Travis McNiell, Tamon Robinson, Henry Glover, DeAunta Farrow age 12, Mack “Jody” Woodfox, John T.Williams, Tarika Wilson, + Alonzo O’Kelly 15 yrs old + Jesus Mejia + Kenny Lazo + Clifton Lee Jr. + Robert McIntosh + Robert James Smith + Elio Carrion + John Doe-shot dead-Chicago/5/14/06 + James Deon Lennox + Kenneth Gray “Suggs” + Michael Newby + Robert Whitlow + Fidencio Campos Cruz + Desmond Rudolph + Adrian Reynolds + Rodney Abernathy + Clifford Lewis + Antwan D. Bryant + James Edward Taylor + Marshall Marbly + Cammerin Boyd + Bernard C. Burden + Tou Yang + Courtney Williams + Joshua Rucker + Nathaniel Jones + Nathaniel Morgan + Sammy Evans 49 neck broken, + Ashley Villarreal 14 yrs old, + Francisco Barva + Stanley Miller 13 yrs old, + Aaron Shaw savagely beaten to death, + Kenneth Walker + William Henderson unarmed &shot 17 times, + Andre Brown 40, + Franklyn Reid + Brian Fillmore + Our beloved brother Eric Garner + Gary King Jr killed by the OPD + Derek Brown killed by the Tennessee Highway Patrol 9/29/13 + Miriam Carey murdered by the Capitol Police + The murder of Marlon Brown by FL Police premeditated vehicular homicide + John Crawford 22, murdered by police in Ohio Walmart + Michael Brown 18 yrs old unarmed, murdered by the St. Luis police dept + Luis Rodriguez 44 beat to death by 3 Moore officers and 2 game wardens + Jacory Calhoun 23 shot in the back as he ran for his life by the Oakland PD + Keith Warren lynched in Silver Spring Maryland 1986 if the Montgomery PD weren’t directly involved they did take action to protect the killers. + Timmy Thomas 19 in 2001 shot dead by the Cincinnati PD + Ezell Ford 24 yrs old murdered by the LAPD ,he was shot in the back as he lay down complying with officers demands.
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“Justice requires not only the ceasing and desisting of injustice but also requires either punishment or reparation for injuries and damages inflicted for prior wrongdoing. The essence of injustice is the redistribution of gains earned through the perpetration of injustice. If restitution is not made and reparations not instituted to compensate for prior injustices, those injustices are in effect rewarded. And the benefits such rewards conferred on the perpetrators of injustice will continue to ‘draw interest,’ to be reinvested, and to be passed on to their children, who will use their inherited advantages to continue to exploit the children of the victims of the injustices of their ancestors. Consequently, injustice and inequality will be maintained across the generations as will their deleterious social, economic and political outcomes.” -Amos Wilson