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.
Surrounding the comedy that is “What Men Want,” is a story that we’ve all heard before or are all too familiar with.
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.
It’s a story with a main character who never never seems to lose sight of herself.
Profiling affects everyone, no matter their race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
And yes words matter, but the meaning behind the words is that LGBT folks are other and not worthy of having a life as straight (read normal) folks do.
According to experts, biracial couples have a one in 500 chance of having a set of black and white twins.
In affirming that Black Lives Matter, we need not qualify our position. To love and desire freedom and justice for ourselves is a necessity for wanting the same for others.
In honor of International Women’s Month, ARISE 2.0 celebrates Amani Al-Khatahtbeh a 24-year-old author, blogger, feminist who is Muslim. Amani … More