The story of Kunta Kinte, Kizzy, Chicken George, and the rest of Alex Haley’s ancestors is now being rebooted by the History Channel. The trailer has just been released, giving a first look at the newer adaptation of the classic story.
Besides the Internet breaking last weekend when Beyoncé snatched all of our edges, it was clear that White people were perturbed. No actually, they were downright terrified of the unapologetic blackness Beyoncé displayed in her new video for the song “Formation” and her subsequent Super Bowl performance. Apparently, SNL caught the fuss and made a hilarious skit about it called “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black.”
The Jubilee Project is the brainchild of three friends who came together with the goal of bringing change to the world. Their latest project is a video titled “World Without Black People.”
The video includes a crew talking to people on the street of different races and asking them the sobering question of “What would the world be like without black people?” At first, most are shocked by the question and default to a lack of direct contributions that would be missing from the world – black music, black culture, etc. But the conversation soon takes a turn towards a deeper subject manner.
Food can be used to pass down traditions and history from one generation to the next and becomes a part of overall culture. It can also be used as a form of oppression. This is the topic of a new investigative report from Mic.
“This is a cute car.”
Those were the tennis player’s opening words for a Superbowl commercial. Serena Williams is featured in the new MINI USA car commercial, which aired during the Superbowl.
Romany Malco, an actor, had the opportunity to speak on The Breakfast Club where he spoke about the politics in entertainment.
Acknowledging that white privilege – the process where white people naturally gain a series of advantages over minorities due to their race – is hard enough for some people. But if they’re fortunate enough to do that, the next step is identifying examples of white privilege in everyday life.
The Chicago Theological Seminary is working on a campaign to held address issues that are standing in the way of social justice, including white privilege. In a new video entitled “White Privilege Glasses,” a white man is given a pair of glasses that provide him with the ability to see what life is like for people of color in day-to-day interactions.
While promoting The Birth of a Nation at Sundance, Gabrielle Union took a moment to criticize those that feel there isn’t a need for movies or awards to highlight black people. To be specific, she criticized Stacey Dash, who she cleverly pretended to not know.
It’s been two embarrassing years for the Academy Awards on the diversity front. Not only was #OscarsSoWhite a needed slogan last year, but it’s even more justified this year as, once again, no actors or actresses of color were nominated for a single award. To bring some humor to the situation, as well as some additional criticism through satire, NBC’s Saturday Night Live played off of the moment in a recent sketch.