The film begins asking passersby, “Name a positive stereotype about Black people?” Needless to say, they (including Howard University students) were stumped. The next question he asks sets the tone and reveals the premise for the documentary. Are there more Black men in college or in prison? Continue reading
Most of the Black History that I have learned has been about courageous African Americans breaking color lines. Rosa Parks defied unjust societal norms; The “Little Rock Nine” went to public school in the face rabid racism; and Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in an all White baseball league. However, is the achievement of reaching the standard of Caucasian American normalcy actually an accomplishment? Does any other ethnicity base their achievement on the standard of another ethnic group? Continue reading
Today while running, I heard a parent say something that I’ve heard many times before. “You better stay out the sun before you get even darker.” I thought to myself, “for the rest of this child life she will most likely feel negatively about dark complected people because her mother said that being dark is something that she should avoid. It’s a negative.” The same thing can be said about “good and bad hair” or any of the other hang ups Black tend to people have. Is The Black Inferiority Complex caused by society’s view of us or is it how our parents and grandparents taught us to view ourselves? Continue reading
ATLANTA – Protests are planned in front of the Fulton County courthouse Today at 5:30 p.m. after a former Atlanta police officer was cleared of killing a teenager.
A judge said former officer Raymond Bunn was justified when he shot and killed 18-year old Corey Ward. Continue reading
Have you ever asked yourself why are the most beautiful places in the world usually the poorest? After watching the coverage of Haiti, were you left wondering how does a country become so impoverished? Please watch this documentary to understand how and why the Caribbean islands continue to lose the battle against local corruption, corporate greed, and U.S. banks’ interference.
DVD available at DisturbedLion.com
Have you ever heard anyone say, “I tried to go natural (hair products) 4 years ago but I couldn’t do it” or “I tried to cut fast food out of my diet but that didn’t last long.” It sounds very similar to someone trying to quit an addiction to cigarettes or drinking. There is one major difference. Today’s society looks down upon cigarettes and drinking and supports anyone trying to quit. Inversely, people trying to live a more natural lifestyle are ostracized as weirdo’s, health-nuts, and overly afrocentric.
On paper, IKEA could hardly appear more virtuous: an eco-friendly company that gives all its money to a charitable trust. But President Ingvar Kamprad is actually a canny, media-manipulating, racist ex-Nazi who produces low-quality furniture from questionable materials, running a company whose profits are funneled through a collection of shady Dutch charities that let it dodge taxes while claiming to fund design projects that ultimately become part of the company’s research and development. Continue reading
The October edition of French Vogue features pictures of Dutch model Lara Stone in which the naturally pale-skinned blonde’s face and body are painted black. Continue reading