Sun Ra: ‘I’m Everything and Nothing’His jazz oscillates wildly, swerving from muddle to melody, riding dissonance into harmonics, skittering between sparkling notes and abrupt silence—the syncope that makes a rhythm a rhythm. Sun Ra’s art in all forms offers this challenge to black people: If we’re nothing, if we’re just myths, why not make that literal, why not make it material? Why not create, why not become, glittering black matter?2
YouTuber Holds Black Lives Matter Sign In ‘America’s Most Racist Town’A YouTuber held up a Black Lives Matter sign in ‘America’s most racist town’, and peoples’ reactions were simply hideous. Rob Bliss found himself subject to all kinds of abuse as he held up the sign in the town of Harrison, Arkansas. The array of comments shouted to Rob ranged from, ‘Have a little pride …3
Candace Owens Lies To Smear George FloydCandace Owens uses bogus statistics and terrible analogies to help perpetuate the oppression of black people. Silly Candace! https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/06/how-conservatives-use-made-up-nonsense-to-justify-police-killings Patreon || https://www.patreon.com/TheDoubleTake Twitter || https://twitter.com/TheDoubleTake77
The Wind Can GTFO [A Gone With the Wind Breakdown]I want to take a look at the book, it’s writer, and it’s literary impact and ask the question: Do Black People Need to Read Gone with the Wind? (Spoiler: nope) Cold Crash Picture's Video: Should we Still be Watching 'Gone with the Wind?' Part 1: https://youtu.be/1fukTk8gJ3M Should we Still be Watching 'Gone with the Wind?' Part 2: https://youtu.be/CDkwGQFLcjE Patreon: http://patreon.com/princessweekes Twitter: @WeekesPrincess Sources: "Tara, the O’Haras, and the Irish Gone With the Wind" by Geraldine Higgins. Southern Cultures Vol. 17, No. 1, The Irish (SPRING 2011), pp. 30-49 David Selznick's "Gone With the Wind": "The Negro Problem” Leonard J. Leff The Georgia Review Vol. 38, No. 1 (Spring 1984), pp. 146-164 (19 pages). https://www.gpb.org/news/2011/06/22/mitchells-racial-legacy-is-two-sided Gone With the Wind in Nazi Germany by John Haag1
Black Family Just Trying to Get Ice Cream Threatened by White Man Carrying a SwordA Black family in Pennsylvania got to experience firsthand the impact of 400 years of white supremacy emboldening white people to act overtly racist when a white man wielding a sword threatened them and made a comment about their race.
New research suggests racism could be a genetic traitBlack Lives Matter (BLM) is an anti-racist movement in the United States, founded as a reaction to many incidents of racism and brutal police violence against black people. The movement got widespread international support in 2020 after the police murder on the Afro-american George Floyd. The murder set off a chain of demonstrations all over the world.
Body Camera Footage of George Floyd’s Final Moments Leaked to the Public for the First TimeSince the May 25 death of George Floyd, we’ve learned that the original footage filmed by bystanders that we all have seen—and that kicked off the largest Black Lives Matter movement the world has ever seen—was just the tip of the iceberg. Since then, audio transcripts taken from the body cameras of two of the officers involved in Floyd’s killing have been released to the public, and limited in-person viewings of that video footage have also been allowed. To date, that footage has not been released for news organizations to publish or for people to view on any public platform. But the footage was recently leaked, and many people have seen— for the first time—the terror Floyd experienced in the moments leading up to his death, as well as the apparent disregard for his physical wellbeing displayed by Minneapolis police officers.
I'm a Black Cowboy. This is My Story. | Op-DocsCowboys are among the most iconic figures of the American West. They’re mythologized as strong, independent people who live and die by their own terms on the frontier. And in movies, the people who play them are mostly white. But as with many elements of Americana, the idea of who cowboys are is actually whitewashed — scholars estimate that in the pioneer era, one in four cowboys were black. The historian Quintard Taylor writes about how before then, enslaved people "were part of the expansion of the livestock industry into colonial South Carolina, passing their herding skills down through the generations and steadily across the Gulf Coast states to Texas." In Dillon Hayes's "All I Have to Offer You Is Me," we meet Larry Callies, who comes from a long line of cowboys. Growing up in Texas, Callies dreamed of becoming like Charley Pride, the first African-American inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame. As with the cowboy, there’s an assumption of who makes up country music, despite its diverse history. The breakthrough of artists like Lil Nas X, Jimmie Allen and Kane Brown has returned attention to the contributions of black artists to the genre. Callies’s journey shows what we lose when we don’t acknowledge the full breadth of history. Read more: https://nyti.ms/3hBTcFE More from The New York Times Video: Subscribe: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n Watch all of our videos here: http://nytimes.com/video Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nytvideo Twitter: https://twitter.com/nytvideo ---------- Op-Docs is a forum for short, opinionated documentaries by independent filmmakers. Learn more about Op-Docs and how to submit to the series. Follow The New York Times Opinion section on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@NYTopinion).3
Amanda Seales Reveals Why She Left The Real: 'People Felt Scared of Me Because of My Black Woman-Ess'Amanda Seales got real about her decision to leave Fox’s The Real talk show. The Insecure star admitted over the weekend during an Instagram Live with comedian Godfrey that being on the show was breaking her “spirit.”“I was being asked to not talk about certain things that felt like a betrayal to my people,” Seales, 39, explained. [...]3
COVID-19 is disproportionally killing Black children in America, and it's our faultABC News obtained an internal memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that shows non-white American children who contract COVID-19 are dying at a higher rate than white American children. "Nationwide, the number of COVID-19 cases among people...2
Drawing A City in One Point Perspective | TimelapseHey guys, This video is a time-lapse version of drawing A City in One Point Perspective. Step by step version will be up soon, Stay tuned. ❤ SUBSCRIBE if you're new to my channel & click on the bell so you never miss a new video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCukTZuF_iKtXJdd4DaBy3rw ❤ Let's stay in touch! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/radwaelsayedart Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/radwa_elsayed_art/ Redbubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/CandyBrush Shop My favorite products from this video HERE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/candybrush Materials: Black Sakura Micron 08,02: https://amzn.to/3f6oMt3 white A4 paper pencils:https://amzn.to/2P0eEXP ruler stump: https://amzn.to/2P0dQSN Some of these links are affiliate links! This means I get a very small commission that may benefit me financially if you buy one of the products mentioned here! Other videos _____________ How to Draw With Pen & Ink | Pillows | Step By Step: https://youtu.be/irJh_k1sCf4 Drawing A Bedroom in One Point Perspective | Timelapse: https://youtu.be/48MMDaPCfEk Drawing a house in perspective: https://youtu.be/LFYGeL-XqV0 How to Draw a City Street in One Point Perspective: https://youtu.be/P4NVfenQc_8 How to draw A Living Room In One Point Perspective| Step By Step:https://youtu.be/-wDZNup32CY Music ______ Music: Dreams - Bensound https://www.bensound.com Support by RFM - NCM: https://bit.ly/2xGHypM1
Review: Beyoncé's 'Black Is King' Celebrates The Black Diaspora By Reinventing 'The Lion King'Imagine what you think of blackness. Then reimagine it, again and again, until it is true, until it is righteous, until it is real. That is Beyoncé’s new goal. Black Is King, her new visual album, is a testament to the continual strength and power of Black culture. In the project, which debuted last Friday on Disney+, Beyoncé makes a definitive statement for the underlying power of Black creativity and art around the world. We are foundational, she argues. There is little, if anything, that can diminish or destroy Black art, not even the peril of colonialism which ripped Black people apart in the first place. From Johannesburg to Ghana to London to Belgium to the United States, Beyoncé creates a vision of Black people that says we are not defined by the differences of our experiences. No, we are united in our collective stories which tell of a greater, deeper lineage of what it means to be Black. And it is this lineage, intangible but very present, that continues to survive and thrive2