I tune into the conversation around me and hear the kids. Let me emphasize KIDS. Something entirely disturbing happened last night on my commute to rehearsal.
Scattered across floor pillows and couches, the event attendees close their eyes. Some lay on the floor, others lean against a friend. Inside, everyone is still, and the voice of Lorde envelops the crowd.
The Scottsboro Boys were nine African American teenagers, ages 13 to 20, falsely accused in Alabama of raping two white women on a train in The landmark set of legal cases from this incident dealt with racism and the right to a fair trial. The cases included a lynch mob before the suspects had been indicted, all-white juriesrushed trials, and disruptive mobs.
The black population of the city had more than doubled sinceand women outnumbered men. The majority of these Southern migrants were young, single, and often lived in boarding houses like the one where Robinson and her female partner made a home. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
For Black History Month, we have selected 28 essential films from the 20th century pertaining to African-American experiences. We imposed a chronological cutoff in an effort to look back at where we were and how we got to here. We begin in the s with Oscar Micheauxa novelist and bold, prolific independent filmmaker.
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She grabbed a white girl named Pumpkin's haircried in the back of a limoand said"You think I like watermelon just because I'm black. The Pimp became an icon in African American culture and film in the Blaxploitation era. Definitively, "the Black Pimp icon is a reactionary image that emerges from the actual prostitution of female bodies that occurs in oppressed communities" Osayande
THOT of the century! The Whole Crew Gets Some. Dirty girl 45 in African Train. A train turns into an ebony orgy.
Like most humans, I appreciate having a say in whose fingers touch me, if I can help it. On New York City subways this seems almost impossible. We have a right to claim our space and be guardians of our bodies.