Funny this topic been popping up of late…
The term “sundown town” is familiar to many African Americans.
These were towns across the United States where black Americans knew they weren’t welcome after dark.
A new ProPublica Illinois story examines the racist legacy of one such town in Illinois called Anna.
Below, a Q&A with ProPublica Illinois reporter Logan Jaffe. Continue reading
This is vastly different than that Hollyweird fantasy of the ‘Green Book’ .
Many African American families possess a cache of generational travelogues, packed tight and out of sight. These reminiscences, shared sparingly, if at all, do not for a moment romanticize the adventures of the open road. Continue reading
If you are unfamiliar with the term Sundown Towns, here’s a good place to start and get research information and a book as well. These were places that blacks were not allowed after the sun went down… I personally know about Pekin, Illinois.
Addendum: Just found out about this TV program talking about Sundown Towns as well..
The real life story of where the movie Just Mercy is based on… if it wasn’t for this 60 minutes ep he probably would have been executed….
via Walter McMillian on 60 Minutes – YouTube
He would know hearing the convos we don’t hear…
Michael Moore declared that white people “are not good people” and that you should “be afraid” of them in an interview on “The Rolling Stone” podcast “Useful Idiot.” Moore warned people that if they see a group of 3 white men approaching them that they should cross the street because at least 2 of them voted for Trump. Continue reading
U know they ain’t that racist, they just a lil bit racist lolololol *sarcasm for the slowpokes*
Unless you’ve totally checked out of what’s been going in Hollywood, it has been hard not to notice what is a disturbing trend. There have been multiple projects that are in the works that seem to either sympathize with white supremacists or present them in a non-threatening nature. Continue reading
YT always taking ish and claiming they’re self-made…FOH
Last week during the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee hearing about H.R. 40 and reparations, economist, author, political commentator and former president of Bennett College Julianne Malveaux reminded America of the many ways its dark history of racial violence against Black people continues to affect the group’s future. Continue reading
It’s a reason gangs started in Chicago….
On Sunday, the highly-anticipated HBO series Watchmen set the internet ablaze with America’s shocked reactions to a little-known incident frequently called the Tulsa Race Riots. The bombing of Black Wall Street is common knowledge to a large percentage of black folks (we’ve written about it at least 20 times, including here, here and here), but apparently it’s news to a lot of people who prefer a whitewashed, sanitized version of American history. Continue reading
Shame it took a TV show to inform ppl about our illustrious history and the devils who destroyed Greenwood….
Chayanne Hubbard watched the premiere episode of Watchmen because she’s a Regina King fan. Continue reading