Category Culture

To White Folks That Have Never Seen Super Light Skinned Negros Before

So, this is me. No makeup, no sorcery. This picture is a few years old. Nothing has changed. I suppose what they really mean when they think/say that I’m not black is that I don’t inspire their racist fears about black people. Or they could mean that black people don’t have certain looks. Not REAL […]



I’m Black and Egyptian, Not White

Mostafa Hefny has been fighting the US government for decades to be classified as black. The US erroneously classifies all Egyptians as white. Hefny has faced discrimination and ridicule for his quest to be classified as black. Yet he makes his case for the authentic blackness of ancient Egypt and challenges the historical falsehoods that […]

TV Pilots 2015: Ethnic Casting Trend Hits Peak | Deadline

But, as is the case with any sea change, the pendulum might have swung a bit too far in the opposite direction. Instead of opening the field for actors of any race to compete for any role in a color-blind manner, there has been a significant number of parts designated as ethnic this year, making them off-limits for Caucasian […]

Haiti Dreadlocks Protest Eurocentric Profiling – Ezili Danto . Haiti newsEzili Danto . Haiti news

The dreadlock-wearing protestors are asking for justice and reparation for these illegal state actions. They claim the right to grow their hair, afro their hair, dread, twist, braid and lock anyway they wish and that those men who were most recently assaulted, they’re hairs chopped-off were not breaking any laws for the police to summarily assault […]

Gambian security agents arrest more homosexual suspects – Africa – News –

Gambian security forces from both the police and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) have embarked on a raid to round up suspected homosexuals who may possibly exist in the Greater Banjul metropolis, especially in the Tourism Development Area (TDA), APA learns here Tuesday. The NIA operatives on Sunday arrested three suspected gays. However, according to […]

“Saturday Night Live’s” edgiest night: The inside story of Richard Pryor’s brilliant evening –

The negotiations stand as a parable for how, after “That Nigger’s Crazy,” Richard leveraged his growing stardom. From one angle, he was being “difficult.” But from another, he was exhibiting a greater mindfulness about the worlds he was now navigating and, even, doing his part to desegregate American culture. He knew that his success as […]

Whipping Is A White Slavemaster Behavior | NOI Research Group

Editor’s Note: If you can deal with seeing past the obvious anti-Jewish tones that appear in this work and have the ability to read it objectively, a really serious ppint is being made here. It is unfortunate that the author choose to include ethnic references that can (and will) be utilised to discredit the essay, […]

“Take your hands off of our symbols of struggle!” – The question of appropriation | Black Women of Brazil

No, there’s nothing wrong when persons of different races and cultures enjoy cultures of other groups. The problem is when the new consumer of the style wants to claim their new found love of another culture as their own and completely erase the people associated with its origins. Of course non-blacks can practice the Afro-Brazilian […] Zimbabwe: Flying Witches and Africans Page 1 of 2

Embracing superstitions should call into question a people’s mental state and cause others to question their claim to rationality. Making superstitious claims should reinforce the idea that some human beings are backward, trapped in pre-modern age and still down the ladder of human civilisation, in an unenlightened state.Irrational beliefs expressed publicly by public leaders embarrass […]

Allah School In Atlantis

[A.S.I.A. Journal by Saladin Quanaah’ Allah] We are pro-righteous and anti-devilishment, regardless of a person’s skin color, ethnicity, religion or nationality. If any member of our human family has the willingness to learn to be righteous, we help provide them with the education and tools to do it. This does not mean that they need […]

Petition | Remove your video “Peace Pipe” and apologize !!!! |

Mr. Emerson Windy – Looks like a lot of work and money got put in to your peace pipe video. I am sad to say, that while the beat and production was very good it is overshadowed by the absolute disregard of native peoples and their ways of life. It is painfully obvious that you […]

Interview with Simone de Beauvoir on “Why I am a #Feminist”

Interview with Simone de Beauvoir on “Why I am a #Feminist”  Marcel’s fearful fatalism represents everything De Beauvoir condemned in her writing, most notably her groundbreaking 1949 study, The Second Sex, often credited as the foundational text of second-wave feminism. De Beauvoir rejected the idea that women’s historical subjection was in any way natural—“in the depths of our being.” […]

Are black people homophobic? | The Voice Online

We existed before the British brought us their bibles and before Islam brought us Mohammed. Homosexuality is as much a part of black history and culture as are seasoning food, storytelling, braiding hair, multilingualism and art. Secondly, the recent homophobic legislations of Uganda and Nigeria are not influenced by any traditional African values, religions or […]

#RIP: Stuart McPhail Hall (3 February 1932 – 10 February 2014)

Stuart Hall was born in Kingston, Jamaica, into a middle-class Jamaican family of Indian, African and British descent.[5] In Jamaica he attended Jamaica College, receiving an education modelled after the British school system.[6] In an interview Hall describes himself as a “bright, promising scholar” in these years and his formal education as “a very ‘classical’ […] The Ottoman Scramble for Africa

Yet, during this same period, we also observe the growth of Ottoman administrative apparatuses, increased government involvement in peripheral areas such as Eastern Anatolia and the Arab provinces, and the development of new ministries to address issues of public works, education, health, forestry, and settlement. This even included military campaigns to expand Ottoman territory into […]

Are Hindu Attitudes Towards Race Skin-Deep? Views on caste race shudra untouchable varna jati prejudice racism black dark skin –

This reaction to skin color has its roots in the caste system and the degree to which it has insinuated itself into Hindu culture-which is, to a large extent, indistinguishable from Indian culture. The caste system can be attributed in part to a verse from the Rig Veda, an ancient Hindu scripture, which describes the […]

Africans In Early Europe – Dr. Ivan Van Sertima

Dr. Ivan Van Sertima via Africans In Early Europe – Dr. Ivan Van Sertima. He published his They Came Before Columbus in 1976, as a Rutgers graduate student. The book deals mostly with his claims of African origin of Mesoamerican culture in the Western Hemisphere, but among other things also writing that the kings of […]

Akon And WizKid Reject Dark Skinned Girls From Video Participation In Ghana | 100% African 100% African Fashion

Ahead of the upcoming concert that will see the likes of Akon, WizKid, Sarkodie and more in Ghana, controversy sparks! In a recent video shoot for an up and coming Akon and WizKid video, some Ghanaian models and girl were called upon to participate by the directors a few days ahead of the shoot. Presumably […]

Updated: The Black Hat: Hey Sisters, Feel Free to Pursue White Men; They Don’t Want You Anyway | EURweb

Petition Started Against EURweb Writer For Misogynist, Racist Rant Against Black Women | Son of Baldwin – A petition has been started against EURweb writer Cory A. Haywood, for his Nov. 3 misogynist, racist rant against Black women entitled, “The Black Hat: Hey Sister, Feel Free To Pursue White Men, They Don’t Want You Anyway.” […]

Kara Walker’s art: shadows of slavery | Art and design | The Guardian

Her London show is not large – just three rooms, with 11 recent works – but it is significant and overdue. Walker is one of the most uncompromising contemporary American artists, not just for the quality of her work – which comprises drawing, film, and her signature medium, silhouettes – but for the fact that […]

Host Admits Altering Eyes to Look Less Chinese

“He said, ‘Let’s face it Julie, how relatable are you to our community? How big of an Asian community do we have in Dayton?’” she recalled him saying.And he wasn’t finished: “‘On top of that, because of your Asian eyes, I’ve noticed that when you’re on camera, you look disinterested and bored.’””Well, fast forward, I’m […]

4th World Radyo: Colonial Sociopolitics and Gender Democracy 09.12.2013 | APNS Public Radyo

Summary : TheAngryindian offers a personal stream of opinion on the issue of gender marginalisation and the intentional misuse of women and female eroticism in modern, martial-culture dominated capitalist mainstream media. This dispatch also presents the thoughts of Sexologist Dr. Gail Dames on the pornography industry and its exploitation of misogynist gender abuse and a […]

Eric Garber: A Spectacle in Color: The Lesbian and Gay Subculture of Jazz Age Harlem

At the beginning of the twentieth century, a homosexual subculture, uniquely Afro-American in substance, began to take shape in New York’s Harlem. Throughout the so- called Harlem Renaissance period, roughly 1920 to 1935, black lesbians and gay men were meeting each other. street corners, socializing in cabarets and rent parties, and worshiping in church on […]

Pre-blackness, blackness & post-blackness / 195,000 b.c. to Today » onlineJournal | The Liberator Magazine

The first recognizably black humans began appearing in Africa around 200,000 years ago. Some 50,000 years later, they began to engage in the more refined human behaviors including sophisticated tool and jewelry making, painting, sculpture, and the control of fire. About 5,000 years ago, Menes became the the planet’s first king of a nation-state that […]

Skin-Lightening Cream is Making a Comeback-Do We Really Hate Our Dark Skin?

I’m not sure if this is a resurgence from a bygone era or something thats always been around in some shape or form. But it looks like skin-lightening cream is making a comeback. Its obviously big business in India if Vaseline is making a special product for folks in that country. But even here at […]

Frat Rap and the New White Negro – The Conversation – The Chronicle of Higher Education

In 1957, Norman Mailer spoke to the existence of the “white Negro,” an urban hipster whose fascination and fetishizing of blackness resulted in a set of practices that reflected a white imagination: part cultural appropriation, a subtle reinforcement of segregation, and a desire to try on perceived accents of blackness. “So there was a new […]

Colonialism in the nursery | Velociriot!

In short, the entire racial order in South Africa which sadly remained wholly intact until 1994 was predicated on this vision of significant parts of Africa within which indigenous populations were supposedly absent or minimal. From that idea of what Africa was like, the White population largely of British origin justified a number of misdeeds […]

Black Solidarity With Palestine | Black Agenda Report

What is remarkable is how this Israeli apartheid regime, and the attendant Palestinian disenfranchisement, has been normalized. Israel is considered a liberal Western state with equal rights and opportunity, and in its attempt to whitewash its violations of international law, it has sought to present itself as enlightened and democratic. It is considered so “vulnerable” […]

Arti Patel: Indias Ugly Obsession with Lighter Skin Hits Close to Home, Too | Arti Patel

To make history super, super short, this phenomenon of fair vs. dark isnt only popular in India. Several Asian countries like Thailand and China as well as some Caribbean islands have dealt with these issues since colonialism.But who wouldve thought, a campaign purely focused and based in India, could be just as relevant to South […]