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Bill Robinson taps past Jim Crow

During the Great Depression Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and Shirley Temple made a number of films together in which narratives depict an America where black people are happy slaves or docile servants, Civil War (even southern) soldiers are noble Americans, and voracious capitalists are kindly old men. 138 more words

Birthdays

Black Men: the Unloved and Unlovable

Some times I want to die, just to prove to the World                                                                   that I’m not what they think I am, and that if I am what they think I am,                                     then the World is better off. 1,115 more words

Prose Poetry

Intimacy. notes from the otherside of suicide.

Intimacy. notes from the otherside of suicide.

There are times when I feel as though, the best thing that we, us men of blackness, could do for the world, is collectively, gather our bodies, like suitcases, and walk our flesh towards gas furnaces, and disappear forever…. 4,080 more words

Black Sisyphus

Janet Lopez, Barbados, Univ. of the West Indies (Sociology & Black Studies)

  1. What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal?

 Studying abroad as a first-generation college student allowed for me to turn my fear of traveling alone and leaving my family into encouragement and determination to leave and finally start my journey abroad. 906 more words

Sociology

Paul Robeson’s activism

Throughout his performing career Paul Robeson was fashioning an activist cultural theory to help to liberate his people and, increasingly, to support the cause of persecuted people everywhere. 116 more words

Birthdays

Techne-Genesis: A Kingdom Unknown // A Creation-Post-Creation Narrative/Myth; or, an Afro-Mythology for Today

Techne-Genesis: A Kingdom Unknown // A Creation-Post-Creation Narrative/Myth; or, an Afro-Mythology for Today

John Gillespie

The past was a formless mass; an abysmal darkness, veiled and concealed, lost and forgotten in the mind of a man who did nothing, except create; and out of this oblivion Jah imagined the world. 4,450 more words

Black Sisyphus

What Messages Are Hidden in Games

Things we think about the least can often be the most important. The education of our children begins long before they ever enter a school. We teach them what to eat and how to eat it. 1,720 more words

African American