Excellent article. This is why I don’t watch a lot of these shows with ‘Black characters’. I prefer this in most instances:
Anyhow, an excellent article by author Stephen Barnes!
Originally posted on Steven Barnes:
SPOILER WARNING: No, screw it.
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
And here, predictable as clockwork, is the balancing essay to my comments about “Focus” just a few days ago. No, my optimism is still high, for the movie, our country, and the human race. But it is important to speak about this because I’ve watched it for five years, had innumerable conversations about it, and while I often loved the show, at times it felt like watching a slow-motion train wreck.
I’m done with “Walking Dead.” And the Upton Sinclair quote needs to be modified to be understood in this context: it is difficult to get someone to understand something if understanding would cost them pleasure, or cause pain, or acknowledge their privilege. It isn’t quite “you can’t wake up someone who is pretending…
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Originally posted on Phenderson Djèlí Clark:
Sisters of the Spear is an anthology of “seventeen original and exciting” fantasy tales featuring heroines of color, set in realms of magic, monsters and myth outside of the Eurocentric norm. Yes Virginia, there is life–and fantastic stories to be told–beyond Westeros.
“Ayen and Bull”- art by Jason Reeves. Story by “moi”
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I have purchased some of these products and particularly liked the deodorant. Apparently they no longer ship to Canada as I wanted to try the toothpase! A pity!! Anyways, try to shop as much as you can in your respective communities.
Originally posted on diaryofanegress:
Last year on Black Friday, my blogger buddy suggested that I begin my mission of turning Black Friday, a horrible and painful reminder of our holocaust, into Black Empowerment Day. Then I thought:
Why only that one day? Why not EVERY DAY?
So here I am asking all of you to shop within our communities globally and keep the wealth within our Melanin Family. The process is called Ujamaa(ooo jah ma) and means Collective Economics. Why do I keep asking all of us to do this simple yet daunting task? Because Collective Economics gives way to:
Reliance on each other
Building stronger Black Networks
Building stronger Black Communities
Did you know that the Black dollar leaves us every 15 minutes? A far cry from Black Wall Street when the Black Dollar circulated at least 15-20 times before it left our tiny community. The results were quite…
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