A recent debate generated on Twitter has many Black women assessing the role of colorism in Black feminism, particularly regarding the “faces” of the movement. From Beyoncé to bell hooks and even young Amandla Stenberg, the gravitation towards lighter faces prompts concern over the exclusion of the nuanced experiences of darker-hued women. But as prevalent as color-struck praxis may be in our feminism, to what extent is it an issue in our political representation?
You know who is tired of “slave movies”? Snoop Dogg. He even made a video to complain about them.
Over the weekend – Saturday, to be exact – the Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed a western lowland gorilla after a 4-year-old boy slipped into the animal’s enclosure. The 17-year old, 400-pound gorilla, Harambe carried the boy around its space for about 10 minutes, and the zoo’s dangerous animal response team considered a life-threatening situation.
On Memorial Day (Monday, May 30, 2016), The White House went on a partial lockdown after a woman threw a metal object over the fence.
Once we’re past our formative years, how often do we open coloring books? How often do we employ coloring books to de-stress, as they were intended to do? I’ll answer that for you, we don’t. However, there is one coloring book you should consider opening and understanding, and it was created by Chance the Rapper.
Even Drake said that we need to get ready for Summer 2016, and it seems like the film industry is following suit. There are some “Grade A” movies that are being released this summer, and we suggest you go watch them and tell us what you think.
See the list below!
So, in the last two months, we have been blessed with some amazing music, but what did you listen to this month? Here, at the Black Youth Project, we’ve compiled a small list of the 5 best albums and mixtapes that were released this month, so if you’re not listening to them now, you better get on it!
Dylan Roof, the (alleged) shooter of a historically black church in South Carolina, may receive the harshest punishment possible if convicted. According to the Grio, the Justice Department is seeking the death penalty tied to his nine counts of murder. Roof’s attorneys reportedly say they were considering a guilty plea until the death penalty became a part of the possible sentencing.
“The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision,” said Attorney General Loretta Lynch in a brief statement. It went on to say that the department considered “all relevant factual and legal issues.”
Have you ever used online dating sites before? It seems like more and more people have started using online apps to turn up their dating life.
As a matter of fact, 15 percent of American adults have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps according to the Pew Research Center.
Many people of color face implicit and explicit racism in their daily lives. A byproduct of that reality is something called “colorism.” In short, colorism is the discrimination against people who have darker skin. And Chika Okoro, a Stanford University graduate student, recently gave a TED Talk encouraging corporations to do something about it.