The only way to have seen as much shit as Quincy Jones has seen is to be knee-deep in that shit. But where was he when all this scheming an lying was going on? When all the sucking and fucking was going down, where was Quincy Jones? How does he have so much dirt but emerge so clean?
JT’s problem is that he’ s fake woke. He’s got the moves down –but can’t get “the Movement” part in sync. He can perform Blackness, but never be it. And he cannot stand when people tell him he can’t have something he wants.
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Shit like this is why anyone playing the victim rankles us so. Because we are used to people with privilege, and power doing dirt and crying foul. And we can argue about whether we see shades and shadows of this behavior among our own, but no one on the planet plays victim better than white people. Because white people know they are protected by a system that prioritizes white feelings over Black suffering.
Black parent, teach your children that they are magic, because we see now that the schools are serious about their sorting. They have a place in mind for our children. They want to stake a place in the minds of our children. (7 min. read)
Amara La Negra is who I wish I had spent the entire 41 years of my existence being, and not just the last 21 years learning to love. I have seen the snippets from the reality television show she is on. I heard the promoter, producer, or whomever he was tell her that she should [...]
The generation that fought their way out of Jim Crow and marched through the Civil Rights era was not some weak, soft, humble-mumbling band of shuckers and jivers waitin’ on de Lawd ta hear dey cry. They were fighters, strategists, builders and leaders and soldiers. Some made speeches, others formed armies; and all committed to a lifetime war to upend a racist nation.
“I’m Not Racist” directed by Ben Proulx & Joyner Lucas, has garnered a lot of attention and praise – Black people love it, white people love it– it seems everybody loves it. But videos like this just don’t move me.
In 7th grade I was an awkward bookish kid with rage issues. I played clarinet in the school band, wore hand me down clothes and second hand shoes. Everything in my life was some kind of fight, so I avoided conflict whenever I could. But with a backstory like mine, fights inevitably came. The [...]
Point 3 • Successful Franchises Get Reboots History is replete with inhumanly passive observances of the grotesque. William Bosman was a Dutch slaver. In his book, published in 1705, he wrote: “when dead Slaves are thrown over-board, I have sometimes, not without horrour, seen the dismal Rapaciousness of these Animals; four or five of [...]
Point 2 • The Dark Cinema of Black Death For the last six years of my life, I’ve worn dark glasses nearly everywhere. Even at the movies. I am standing, waiting for the ticket attendant to lift the velvet rope and let my friend Darren and me in to see Iron Man 3, when our [...]