Don’t get me wrong, it is important that the story of slavery is carried on so that history doesn’t repeat itself, but if we don’t normalize primarily black casts we’ll only be viewed as slave characters.
This movie, one with fictional characters and made up neighborhoods, is real. We have all heard of stories like this. We’ve seen them on the news and we’ve seen it for ourselves.
On behalf of Arise 2.0 Happy Birthday Rev. I’m honored to call you one of my most esteemed mentors, Sir!
Profiling affects everyone, no matter their race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
In 1950 became the first gospel singer to perform at Carnegie Hall.
Transgender woman activist and feminist.
Co-founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP) with Huey Newton while they were both enrolled at Merritt Community College in Oakland, California.
Credited Hugh Hefner with giving him his break.
“Forgiving is not forgetting; it’s actually remembering–remembering and not using your right to hit back.”