A California mother says she believes her 7-year-old son’s race was a factor when his elementary school called the sheriff’s department after a white peer, who’d reportedly been bullying the child, falsely accused him of having a gun in his backpack. 646 more words‘I’m Insulted. I’m Offended.’: California Mom Says Race a Factor After 7-Year-Old Black … Continue reading ‘I’m Insulted. I’m Offended.’: California Mom Says Race a Factor After 7-Year-Old Black Son Was Questioned by Authorities Following Claim from White Schoolmate About a Gun — Atlanta Black Star
I Am Not Your Negro
Directed by Raoul Peck (2016)
This documentary is based on the unfinished manuscript of African American author James Baldwin’s book Remember This House. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson (in the voice of Baldwin), the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reminiscences of slain civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as his personal observations of American history.
The film combines film footage of the Southern civil rights movement, the 1965 March on Washington, speeches by Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Baldwin himself, along with clips from various Hollywood films depicting a stereotyped view of Black/White relations.
In his unfinished book, Baldwin describes leaving the US in 1948 to live in Paris, seeking to escape a constant fear of racial violence that hampered his writing. He returned to…
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https://thegrio.com/2019/03/14/remembering-fannie-lou-hamer-42nd-anniversary-of-her-death/ Fannie Lou Hamer, the great civil and voting rights activist, suffered the injustice of sterilization against her will.
https://www.theroot.com/paying-respect-medgar-evers-mississippi-home-becomes-n-1833289519 Kudos to the determined Black citizens of Mississippi for getting one of your many sons his rightful credit. Congratulations!
With Colin Kaepernick and several other individual professional athletes and teams kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of police brutality and other injustices, an unintended consequence arose: the reexamination and scrutiny of the National Anthem. Now, I’ll be the first to admit I only knew about the first stanza of the Star-Spangled Banner most … Continue reading Opinion: EMBRACING THE TERRORIZING OF SLAVES- When Will African-Americans Stop Honoring the Star-Spangled Banner (National Anthem)?