Anyone on social media has probably already come across the shitstorm of white people dressing in blackface/brownface costumes. The recent events have included dancer and actress Julianne Hough‘s Orange is the New Black costume, the 21-year-old Australian woman’s “African”-themed birthday party, the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman costumers, Italian fashion designer Allesandro Dell’Acqua‘s “Disco Africa” […]
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I feel genuinely weakened and tired from the not guilty verdict given to the George Zimmerman case. I was not shocked by it, but it did feel like another painful smack in the face after you’ve already been beaten several times. During the whole trial, two quotations from Malcolm X came to mind: “If you […]
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Joey Bada$$ – Unorthodox RebelMatic – Survival Gathering These two songs and videos are sadly relevant for today. This is dedicated to Kimani Gray, Trayvon Martin, Hadiya Pendleton, and the countless other young people who are victims to violence everyday.
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