Posts Tagged: Blacks

Policing Black and Blue

The 1960s were to have served as a wake-up call to many Americans concerning police and race. Somehow, we fell back to sleep. We are now living in the future we looked forward to in the late 1960s,  a time

Policing Black and Blue

The 1960s were to have served as a wake-up call to many Americans concerning police and race. Somehow, we fell back to sleep. We are now living in the future we looked forward to in the late 1960s,  a time

Black family 1960's

Facts of Life in Black and White

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state-sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an African-American

Black family 1960's

Facts of Life in Black and White

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state-sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an African-American

Black Family at Home 1960s

Black Lives Matter and the Facts of Life

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an

Black Family at Home 1960s

Black Lives Matter and the Facts of Life

At what age does a black boy learn he is perceived as menacing and dangerous? At what age is he told of systemic racism and state sanctioned brutality against someone who looks just like him? At what age does an

vintage Movie poster Ebony on Parade

Blacks and Whites and Movies

What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Recent accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” was pretty much confirmed by the

vintage Movie poster Ebony on Parade

Blacks and Whites and Movies

What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Recent accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” was pretty much confirmed by the

A Stain on America….Again

Over 50 years ago, a Black woman stood amid the debris in Birmingham, Alabama, her feet covered with shattered glass from the bombed out 16th Street Baptist Church, cried out in anguish: “My God, you’re not even safe in church!”

A Stain on America….Again

Over 50 years ago, a Black woman stood amid the debris in Birmingham, Alabama, her feet covered with shattered glass from the bombed out 16th Street Baptist Church, cried out in anguish: “My God, you’re not even safe in church!”

Movie Poster I passed for White

#OscarsSoWhite

Here’s one sure way to get an Oscar nomination. Taking a cue from the title of this 1960 movie, perhaps the best way to get an Oscar nod in diversity-free 2015 would be to pass for white. Oscars so White…so

Movie Poster I passed for White

#OscarsSoWhite

Here’s one sure way to get an Oscar nomination. Taking a cue from the title of this 1960 movie, perhaps the best way to get an Oscar nod in diversity-free 2015 would be to pass for white. Oscars so White…so

vintage comic NYPD Police 1968

NYPD Black and Blue

How do we move forward when we’re stuck in reverse? We are now living in the future we looked forward to in 1968, a time when racial tensions blew up into riots expressing long simmering injustices,  a time of deep

vintage comic NYPD Police 1968

NYPD Black and Blue

How do we move forward when we’re stuck in reverse? We are now living in the future we looked forward to in 1968, a time when racial tensions blew up into riots expressing long simmering injustices,  a time of deep