I warned yall about making those Blue Ivy memes and you listened! Who didn’t? BET. Watch as that Kawaskai Tran (Chris Brown’s “girlfriend”, which I won’t even get into) takes a jab at a 2 YEAR-OLD’S HAIR on television. Clearly she was reading from a telepromter, and didn’t write the “joke” herself, BUT REALLY BET!??! At the BET Awards, you tried to sell us the whole “children first” bull, and then you allow a 2 year-old child to be made fun of?? AND FOR WEARING HER NATURAL BLACK HAIR!!? Now Karacare is biracial, light complexed and has long, straight hair—what Black people have been told for centuries (by society and, sadly, our communities) is considered beautiful. So to have HER dissing a coarser and more common texture of Black hair speaks VOLUMES to children who watch 106 & Park (bc no one over 18 is tuning in). How can you “pride” yourself in being Black Entertainment Television when all you do is profit off of stereotypes and promote self-hate within the Black community? It’s actually Entertainment Television [at the expense of] Blacks. This has nothing to do with me being a Bey fan and EVERYTHING to do with me being a conscious and proud human being. I have finally had enough with them. I am disgusted. Yall are trash for that.
James Baldwin and Dick Gregory discuss the black experience in America, the Caribbean and Great Britain.
The question naturally arises, ‘Are the Negroes going to be able to hold Harlem?’ If they have been steadily driven northward for the past hundred years and out of less desirable sections, can they hold this choice bit of Manhattan Island? It is hardly probable that Negroes will hold Harlem indefinitely, but when they are forced out it will not be for the same reasons that forced them out of former quarters in New York City. The situation is entirely different and without precedent. When colored people do leave Harlem, their homes, their churches, their investments and their businesses, it will be because the land has become so valuable they can no longer afford to live on it. But the date of another move northward is very far in the future.
-James Weldon Johnson, 1925
How soon we forget the prophecies of our black scholars…
The end of the song that touched me.Thank you for the beautiful experience @medjoola #whatyouwaitinfor #artist #blackmagic
Last night I got to experience the beautiful Tamara Renee @medjoola kill the stage! Raw and moving! And the band was fire🙌🙏 #artist #blackmagic #queenthings
Vintage Ebony Burlesque
there isnt enough black representation on tumblr… im glad im seeing a post like this
I need the third one from the bottom
So much everything.
Hebru Brantley - The Making of Parade Day RainThe Making of Parade Day Rain, Hebru Brantley’s latest exihibition.Running at the Chicago Cultural Center June 14-September 23, 2014Video is a Camovement by Cam BeSoundtrack by Thelonious Martin
Beautiful art work and sick video! Just YES.
Dorothy Dandridge in the French/Italian film Tamango (directed by John Berry), c. 1958