We cannot reserve humane treatment for people who fit the description of a Huxtable family. Nor can we reserve it for men and women who, though Black, meet the favored Eurocentric aesthetics. It shouldn’t take three degrees, a six-figure income, homeownership, and an extensive vocabulary just for the possibility of earning human decency from our fellow man.
Africa, let us also remember and celebrate our true history
For too long we’ve lived with the lie that Africa is the “dark continent” and had always needed a helping hand from Western influences to bring herself out of “development.” When in fact, it was Africa who first brought the world out of the darkness.
The first people to “colonize” or “discover” any land inside and outside of Africa were indeed Black people.
We were the first…
“They give us the shortest month to learn the oldest history of any peoples on the face of this Earth”
– Robin Walker
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
“No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes if they know that that knowledge will help set you free.”
― Assata Shakur
“The government itself has failed us. And the white liberals who have been posing as our friends have failed us. And once we see that all of these other sources to which we’ve turned have failed, we stop turning to them and turn to ourselves. We need a self-help program, a do-it-yourself philosophy, a do-it-right-now philosophy, a it’s-already-too-late philosophy.”
Unfortunately, for a lot of American’s, these last 6 days (including today obviously) will be the last days they care about Black History. So in preparation of this, I decided to compile a small list of movies folks can watch to end Black History Month with a sense of, let’s say, acknowledgment. These movies are…