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The videos you are about to see are incredibly sickening and disturbing to watch. They should NOT be viewed in the presence of small children. I URGE YOU NOT TO LOOK AWAY, for as difficult as it might be for you to watch it, it pales in comparison to the 1.8 million people who are…
Check out Angela Grant’s latest excellent post on FailureToListen.com: “When the risks of killing black people are greater than the rewards, genocide of black people will cease at the hands of the United States of White America.”
It’s been over half-a-century since most African countries severed the chains of European colonialism and officially gained their independence, and during the intermediate years between then and now the academic community has largely come to the point of acknowledging, albeit kicking and screaming, that humanity and much of civilization as we know it have their roots in Africa. But while science firmly places humanity’s origins inside the continent, Hollywood has apparently changed very little since the world supposedly did away with its colonial racist past. Two major studio films will be released this year - The Gods of Egypt,(directed by Alex Proyas) and Exodus: Gods and Kings (directed by Ridley Scott) – which will attempt to portray historically-based events that occurred in Ancient Africa, but with all-white actors being cast in the lead roles. Adding insult to injury is the fact the only roles in which people of color have been cast, at least in the latter film, are those of guards, assassins, “lower class civilians”, thieves, and oh yea… servants. Never mind the reality that during the historical period in which these movies are supposed to have taken place, virtually no white person had yet even stepped foot anywhere in Africa, particularly not in Egypt.
While it is tempting to give the filmmakers the benefit of the doubt and assume that it was never theirintention to be so racially-biased in favor of white actors, the images accompanying the soon-to-be-released motion picture films quickly dispel any notion of that being the case. There is no better example than that of the Exodus movie’s recreated monuments of the 19th dynasty Pharaoh Ramesses II, the actual one being over 2,700 years old and located at Abu-Simbel right next to Egypt’s border with Sudan…
#Art Queen Tiye #BlackHistory Art Series 2K14 (Day 19)
"Maya Peterson’s bold, revolutionary act has resonated far beyond the walls of Lawrenceville because it speaks to Black resistance and White cowardice in the face of entrenched racism. And in witnessing her stand in her truth, may others find the courage to stand in their own and continue to expose the layered lie of White supremacy."
The pressure on the billionaire owner of the “Redskins” football team, Dan Snyder, to change his team’s name has been mounting in recent weeks, especially after the National Congress of American Indians‘ hard-hitting television ad titled “Proud To Be” aired during the NBA Finals game on June 10. One week after it aired in the prime-time slot, the United States Patent and Trademark Office took the step of formally cancelling six of the team’s trademark registrations due to its being named a derogatory racist slur. And while Snyder vows to fight to the end, there’s growing optimism that his days of directly profiting from the ‘R-s***s’ franchise are numbered.
But as is the case any time a government entity or institution signals it will no longer be an accomplice to preserving such overt symbols of racism, the right-wing traditionalists of white conservative America are quick to make a huge fuss about how their rights, freedoms and liberties are slowly-but-surely being taken away from them! (If this isn’t a perfect example of white privilege…) As can be expected, the defenders of racis… I mean “liberty” have to resort to the most illogical arguments to rail against what they perceive as “political correctness” – case in point, many of the hilariously absurd rants left by users in the comment section of an article posted on the NBC Sports website.
Guys, he is singing to himself in a mirror more than his actual wife in this video.
Everyone knows about this Robin Thicke album, “Paula”, and how it is both a cry for help and shameless ploy, because Robin thinks he can sing away all memory of his alleged intensive meetings with…