Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya
In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.
LGBTQ Black History Icons: Alice Walker
By Benjamin Adam
Alice Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an African-American activist and poet. Living in Georgia under Jim Crow laws, Alice overcame adversity and became the valedictorian of her high school. Walker attended Spelman College in Atlanta on a full scholarship and later transferred to Sarah Lawrence College, graduating in 1965. While at Sarah Lawrence, Walker wrote her first book of poetry. Her first novels were published in the 1970s. 1982’s The Color Purple became a bestseller and was subsequently adapted into a critically acclaimed 1985 movie and a 2005 Broadway musical. In the mid-1990s, Walker was involved in a romance with singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman. Alice Walker was heavily involved in the civil rights movement; she continues to be defend the oppressed as an anti-war and an anti-female genital mutilation activist passionate about gender and racial equality.
Source: Truths You Won’t Believe
Debunking more lies and racist misinformation about black men. Stop the ignorance and start to question why these myths exist in the first place, if not to demonize black men and promote the image of us as inherently criminal and violent and incapable of being educated.
I definitely see, and appreciate the point, made by the graphics. However, that 793,000 number is still very important and tells a very important tale. There are approx. 18 million black men in America. And that includes minors, which makes up about 6 million of that number. So in other words we have 793,000 out of a population of 12 million adult men … incarcerated by the industrial prison complex and the “war on dr(u)g(s)”. Approx. 1 in 15. That is a devastating number. Then you have a few million more on some form of probation or parole. 20% are either incarcerated or on probation/parole. Damn. It’s a LEGAL FORM OF SLAVERY and that’s some shit nobody talks about. What the fuck.