Raven-Symone is still drinking the Kool-Aid. Last week she continued her burgeoning legacy of utter cluelessness on The View saying she wouldn’t hire someone with a “ghetto” name. There have been a ton of articles regarding the irony of the situation and addressing the OLD ( really how many studies need to be done?) topic of discrimination based on a name. An amazing piece was written by Jamilah Lemieux for Ebony.com. Check it out here.
Meryl Streep’s No Slave
As part of promotion for the new movie, Suffragette, Streep and cast were photographed wearing shirts that read “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave.” The shirts blatantly slapped black women in the face and continuing the history of ignoring the intersectionality of the feminist movement. My personal favorite, Jouelzy, shared her rundown of the problematic photos and the continuous snubbing of the black woman. Check out here piece here.
#SheDares: Quvenzhane Wallis
While we’re on the topic of “black” names, Quvenzhane just signed a four book deal with Simon & Schuster. At the age of 12 she already has had an Academy Award Nominaton and starred in the Annie remake. This little black girl is ruling the world, congrats! Click here for more on the deal.
Million Man March: 20 Years Later
This weekend thousands of black men and women, and other oppressed groups assembled for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. You didn’t know? Of course not, there was NO live media coverage of the event. BET, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CSPAN were all conveniently absent from sharing the news… Regardless of your views or stance on Farrakhan it is still amazing to see people gather as one. Check out the photos below of the event.