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.
Category: civil rights
Happy Birthday Nina Simone R.I.P.
She wrote Mississippi Goddam after the deaths of Medgar Evans and the girls in the church in Birmingham and performed it during the march to Selma in 1965.
Black History Everyday: Happy 75th Birthday Angela Davis #WeAreEverywhere
She was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list, only the third woman. President Richard Nixon called her a “dangerous terrorist”.
The Hate U Give Might Just Be 2018’s Best Movie
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.
Black History “Erryday”: Happy 77th Birthday Rev. Jesse Jackson
Founded Rainbow/PUSH coalition
Black History “Erryday”: Happy Birthday Fannie Lou Hamer (R.I.P.)
She coined the term “Mississippi appendectomy” for the involuntary sterilization of black women (including herself) to reduce the population.
Black History ‘Erryday’: Happy 64th Birthday Rev. Al Sharpton
On behalf of Arise 2.0 Happy Birthday Rev. I’m honored to call you one of my most esteemed mentors, Sir!
“To Kill A Mockingbird” Removed From School Reading List
To Kill A Mockingbird talks about things that will indeed make you uncomfortable–it will also make you think.
Racial Profiling Plagues The Nation
Profiling affects everyone, no matter their race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.