Category Literature

European Racism : Nigger, are you crazy? Hoe vernietig je de zwarte identiteit? – NRC Handelsblad

Nigger, are you crazy? Hoe vernietig je de zwarte identiteit? – NRC Handelsblad van vrijdag 31 juli 2015 — Amerika, vooral blank Amerika, leefde een paar jaar in een droom. Een nieuwe tijd was aangebroken, waarin de oude problematische rassenverhoudingen er niet meer toe deden. Het aantreden van Barack Obama, de eerste zwarte president, onderstreepte […]

Ida B. Wells: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com

Ida B. Wells-Barnett would have turned 153 on July 16. She was a writer and editor, a suffragist and an early leader in the civil rights movement.“We salute Ida B. Wells with a Doodle that commemorates her journalistic mettle and her unequivocal commitment to the advancement of civil liberties,” Google says.Wells-Barnett is also known for […]

“The Most Important Journalist You’ve Never Heard Of”: Remembering William Worthy 1921-2014 | Democracy Now!

During the height of the Cold War, Worthy defied the U.S. government by reporting from the Soviet Union, Cuba, China, Iran, North Vietnam and Algeria. He also worked closely with many African-American leaders, including A. Philip Randolph and Malcolm X. In the late 1950s, the State Department refused to renew his passport after he returned […]

The Proletarian Writer | George Orwell Novels

Hawkins: Still, I think one must admit that the cult of proletarian literature — whether the theory is right or not — has had some effect. Look at writers like James Hanley, for instance, or Jack Hilton, or Jack Common. They have something new to say – something at any rate that could not quite […]

Happy Birthday to One of History’s Greatest Haters, William Hazlitt

Instead of patriots and friends of freedom, I see nothing but the tyrant and the slave, the people linked with kings to rivet on the chains of despotism and superstition. I see folly join with knavery, and together make up public spirit and public opinions. I see the insolent Tory, the blind Reformer, the coward […]

Tongues Untied – Wikipedia

The film blends documentary footage with personal account and fiction in an attempt to depict the specificity of black gay identity. The “silence” referred to throughout the film is that of black gay men, who are unable to express themselves because of the prejudices of white and black heterosexual society, as well as the white […]

EXCLUSIVE: Queens school barred student reports on ‘bad’ Malcolm X, parents say – NY Daily News

Teachers at Public School 201 in Flushing told fourth-graders last week that the controversial activist was “violent” and “bad.” They also refused to let the kids write about the assassinated icon for Black History Month.Parent Cleatress Brown, 47, of Flushing complained to Principal Rebecca Lozada on Friday after a teacher forbade her fourth-grade son from […]