This is a Young Adult book that I purchased as an iBook on a whim. Let's see if it was worth it! About the Authors This is a book of short stories so there are various authors in this book. The authors are Dhonielle Clayton, Emery Lord, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Ibi Zoboi, Jennifer Armentrout, Jocelyn Davies, Julie [...]
BWRB Introduction Video Check out my first video for the BWRB YouTube channel! Be sure to subscribe to my channel while you're there!
"But she ain't got the mothering instinct. I knew when you was little and we was out shopping, and she bought herself something to eat and ate it right in front of you, and you was sitting there crying hungry. I knew then." -Mam Here it is; my review for Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing. [...]
What do you think?
Personally I feel that is sad that we have to analyze everything this way but it is necessary. They want the hip hop sound and all the good things we create but they don’t want it from us. They want it from a lighter shade.
But what I will say is that I don’t necessarily blame the artist as much as I blame the media. We’re all out her trying to make it.
A college friend reached out to me over the recent New York City snowstorm to vent about the new Bruno Mars and Cardi B video. His concern was that the video, starring two racially ambiguous stars, sullied a prevalent portion of black culture–gateway sitcom In Living Color. His assertions are definitively astute– marking a troubling pattern seen in white and racially ambiguous entertainers who appropriate what blacks made great, to further their brand and fester the wound of white supremacy.
I’ll be honest with you, In Living Color was not good for the black collective. The show, like most media platforms, proved a means for blacks to become spectators and gawk at their own disenfranchisement. It also birthed The Wayans, a family that would resurrect caricatures of blackness that function to beat the black mind into mental subjugation years after the physical chains had been cut. Television, like music…
View original post 870 more words
Happy 87th Birthday to Chinua Achebe A pioneer in contemporary fiction and known for many acts of fiction like Things fall Apart and A Man of the People. Although I have not yet read any of his work I definitely intend to. I have added a few of his books to my personal library. [...]