In a scene from John M. Stahl’s 1934 film Imitation of Life, a fair-skinned girl named Peola sits in a classroom, listening to her teacher read Little Women. Upon seeing her mother Delilah—a black housekeeper played by actress Louise Beavers—enter the room in search of her, Peola conceals her face with a book. “I’m…
Black women have never labored under the assumption that all womanhood is created equal in a white supremacist society.
James Baldwin’s voice is as spot-on and prophetic as ever in the trailer for Raoul Peck’s documentary I Am Not Your Negro, a story about the black American experience told through Baldwin’s perspective.
A few months ago, Kelly walked into the office and handed me a stack of old TV Guides from 1985, hopeful that I’d find something worth writing about inside them.
One of the ways Don Lemon attempts to justify regularly going on television and embarrassing both himself and the concept of intelligence, is by essentially shrugging his shoulders and grumbling, “I’m just asking.”