Golden Crown

Crowns at the Golden Globe Awards

Viola Davis

75th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

[Her crown looks better than mine. BBC managed to miss her, but not Houston Magic…] Continue reading

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Back to the Essence

Black Fashion History: Ten Fave Essence Magazine Covers ...A snark intro, because I tired out looking at what passes for Black media nowadays. Too many white girls in way too many adverts, nonsense stories and black character assassination pieces, were the near death of Black magazines in Europe. No mention of Essence anywhere. It had become a discount magazine. It is so ridiculously easy for it to become the main Black style magazine that missing the mark must have taken quite some effort. (They should have hired me, but they didn’t.) I wish them better than what they had become. Even my nemesies at NYT are rooting for them. Enough with the snark. It is a good first step, but we need more. A whole line of mainstream and nerdy Black-owned magazines in the stores. A line of different faces staring back at the very people trying to ignore us. Go for it!

With Sale, Essence Is Once Again a Fully Black-Owned Magazine

By SANDRA E. GARCIA, JAN. 3, 2018, NYT [Edited]

With the sale of Essence magazine to a personal-care products mogul, Richelieu Dennis, the publication is once again fully Black-owned for the first time since 2000.

For the first time in nearly two decades, Essence magazine is once again a fully Black-owned publication. Continue reading

Writing Their Scripts

30 Women You Need To Know15 Things You Did Not Know about the History of Black People in London before 1948
By Charmaine Simpson, December 2012

The presence of Africans in England dates back to at least the Roman period when African soldiers who served as part of the Roman army were stationed at Hadrian’s Wall during the 2nd century CE. Septimus Severus, the emperor who was born in Libya, spent his last three years in Britain before he died in York in 211 CE.

I will present 15 facts aimed at raising the level of knowledge, and uncovering the hidden histories, of people of African and Caribbean descent who have contributed to London before 1948.

1. The earliest known [public] record of a Black person living in London is of “Cornelius a Blackamoor” whose burial on 2nd March 1593 was recorded in the parish register at St Margaret’s Church in Lee. Continue reading

Going To Africa

White [r]acists have been funding black activists’ ‘Back to Africa’ movements

By Keisha N. Blain, 2016

One man’s GoFundMe dares racists to put their money where their mouth is

In a new twist on the age old racist call to “go back to Africa,” a black man in Indiana just created a GoFundMe page daring racists to cover his travel expenses to the continent. “If you want me to go back to Africa,” Larry Mitchell says, “I will gladly go.” Telling white racists to “put their money where their mouth is,” Mitchell called on members of the [Klan] and anyone else who shared their views to submit a donation.

It sounds like a stunt (and according to Mitchell it started as one), but for many years this kind of move was a real political strategy employed by black activists. Continue reading

Top 5 Eric Garner Conspiracy Stories

Eric Garner, Daniel Pantaleo, New World Order, conspiracy, NWO, conspiracy theories, police stateEric Garner Death: The Top 5 Conspiracy Theories
By Sam Prince (December 8, 2014)

While the media reports that the death of Eric Garner and the dismissal of charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo are indicative that America is not in fact in a “post-racial” era, underground online forums claim that Garner’s death and the use of extreme police force are indicative of something more sinister: a police state.

From Ferguson to Staten Island to other police shootings all over the United States and the subsequent government forces called in to quell irate crowds of protesters, the results show one thing: the US government knows how to handle civil disobedience. Continue reading

#AliveWhileBlack Response To #CrimingWhileWhite Reveals The Everyday Struggles Of Being Black

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Last night, in the midst of protests in reaction to the non-indictment of Daniel Pantaleo, the Staten Island cop responsible for choking and killing Eric Garner, Twitter erupted in one of the most powerful hashtags we’ve ever witnessed: #CrimingWhileWhite. This hashtag allowed White people to share their experience with police officers that often ended with a pat on the bum and no shooting, choking or calls for justice. And now Twitter has responded to that hashtag with #AliveWhileBlack. This social media movement is an outpouring of Black people sharing their experiences of living everyday life as a Black person and the disparities that come along with it.

This is only the beginning of an open conversation, but…

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