N’COBRA ,the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, has recently launched a new publication entitled, “Black Reparations Times.” The BRT is the successor the to N’COBRA newsletter. Make sure to check out the entire N’COBRA site, it’s filled with great information.
Students in Albany, GA are organizing a White only prom. A Salon.com article today talks about how last year was the first time that the prom at Taylor County High School was integrated in 31 years. The “integrated” prom will still occur, but the White only party will also occur. Don’t sleep on the neo-confederate child. For every step backward, there may be one forward . . . the Georgia Flag has been a eye-sore for African Americans for years, but that may change, some. Last week, a new flag was voted upon that doesn’t have the Dixie cross but still pays homage to the confederacy.
Today the NYtimes ran a piece on the Homies, fairly controversial figurines that started in vending machine among communities of color, but have taken on national attention. They seem to fall somewhere in the gray area between stereotype and satire. What do you think?
Lastly, the movie Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony is playing at the Michigan Theater. The movie is about the music in South Africa that sustained our brothas and sistahs. I have heard really good reviews of it. And as I said about BLT , make sure to check it out soon. Because like Joni Mitchell and Janet Jackson, “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.”
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