Boycotting Uber only hurt the poor people who figured out an alternative way to make ends meet.
Imagine if someone boycotted your boss.
Are YOU ready to boycott your boss?
If activists are not ready to DIVEST COMPLETELY then you are not ready for revolution.
Sadly, as I celebrate my birthday today I must also join my sisters in mourning the loss of another Sigma sister. We don’t yet know what happened to her in that jail cell, but she shouldn’t have been there in the first place.
Black women are stuck between a place of activism and complacence, each rooted in fear. Who will fight for you? Yes, the minute you speak up for your rights, you are at risk. But what risk is greater? Speaking up, or staying silent and allowing your rights to disappear?
Black people are hard on each other.
This read is for everyone wanting to boycott “negative” images of Blacks on TV:
“There’s never been — not in the 80s, not in the 90s — more Black people on TV every week than there are now.”
First you were mad Blacks weren’t on TV, now you’re mad because everything is “negative”. But who decides what’s right and wrong for Blacks? What is an accurate depiction?
None of these hundreds of current depictions reflect Black culture?
Music is powerful. The human spirit responds to energy and frequency From an article titled “Here’s Why You Should Convert Your Music To 432hz”:
“I wouldn’t say that my experience of 440hz music has turned me into an aggressive person, but I can understand how an entire population being exposed to music that is more mind directed as opposed to heart directed—not to mention all of the materialistic and ego-driven lyrics in most popular music—is a perfect combination to maintain a more discordant frequency and state of consciousness within humanity.”
Anthony Mackie is not surprised by Selma’s Oscar snub, mainly because people are tired of talking about race.
The statement below speaks volumes about the image of Black men in media:
“Like my nephew wanted to grow dreadlocks. I’m like fine, I’ll sit you down and I’ll watch The First 48 with you and everybody you see on that show, that’s doing something wrong, they’re black dudes with dreadlocks. So, do you want to be seen as part of the problem or do you want to be an individual?”
“Let’s just say you have locks and you walking down the street. The police pull you over and say you fit the description of somebody. You start yelling and arguing with the cops. Next thing you know you pressed up against the wall going to jail for something you’re not even involved in just because you look like somebody and you don’t know how to handle yourself,” Mackie said.”
Read the full article here.
This article addresses the nature of the sexual identity of African women, specifically in Lesotho.
Though they shared intimacies with each other that would be labeled as “lesbian” they did not identify in that manner.