Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Is the Blind Side racist? Check out my article about the lack of positive black characters in the movie here:
Friday, December 25, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
While most of us will never know what really happened I think we need to look at the glass as half full. There are two black princesses for our little girls to read or watch. I'm sure there is room for two black princesses and many more to boot.I have brought a copy of the Princess Briana book myself and I urge you to do the same. There is a link to the book on Amazon at the end of this article.
Here is a brief synopsis of the Princess Briana Book.Princess Briana is a wonderful story for children which teaches that beauty comes in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Princess Briana is a beautiful, African princess who has the opportunity to attend the School of Elite's summer camp in Spain. She has never been to Spain and is very excited about the people she will meet and the things she will learn. Upon arriving, she saw many other princesses, but none who looked like her. Though questioning whether or not she belonged at the school, she continued to her classes, excited to meet her instructors. Shortly after, Briana wasn't too sure of herself, her beauty, or if she deserved to be a princess, so she tried to make herself fit in by changing her outside appearance. Young girls today are bombarded with media images, which imply they must fit society's idea of physical perfection. The messages from magazine covers, music videos, and movies train young girls to think that everyone must have flawless skin, be a certain weight, and size to be considered beautiful. Princess Briana gives an encouraging message to young ladies about loving themselves. Reading this book to young girls will enlighten and empower them to be confident in their unique physical attributes.
So let's go see The Princess and the Frog and buy the Princess Briana Book to help support author Yara Baker and her efforts to also make her book into a movie. Like I wrote earlier I have already brought the book and my daughter will drag me to the movie...LOL.
I believe that's a win win for everyone.
George Cook www.letstalkhonestly.com
You can buy the book herehttp://www.letstalkhonestly.com/blacknewsblackviews.html
Friday, December 11, 2009
|Funeral for final victim of Imperial Avenue murders|
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Party MP Anchen Dreyer said on releasing the report at a press briefing in Cape Town on Tuesday that there were currently 36 588 vacant posts in 29 departments and that the government's affirmative action policies were largely to blame.
'Since the filling of vacancies is based on racial criteria prescribed in laws such as the Employment Equity Act, thousands of competent citizens from so-called racial of ethnic minorities either leave the civil service or are not even considered for appointments,' Dreyer said.
The vacancy levels, which increased by 3300 in 2009, were impacting on the government's ability to deliver crucial services to the public.
Home affairs was the worst off department, with a 29.8 percent vacancy rate, followed by communications with 28.7 percent.
'The ability of these departments to deliver on their mandates is significantly undermined by this acute skills deficit,' Dreyer said."
Monday, December 07, 2009
Sunday, December 06, 2009
This post commemorates the ladies of the Ecole Polytechnic of Montreal, whose lives were taken by a misogynist killer Marc Lepine. Let this be the day of rememberance for the ladies, for they didn't died in vain but let it be for changing the way society views women in general. I hope this day of remembrance be a wake-up call for people everywhere. That violence against women occur everyday, in wartime and in peace, rich and poor, white and people of Color, around the world.
Let's also take time to remember the victims of the woman-killer George Sodini, the 500+ victims of serial killing in Juarez as well as the victims of serial killer Anthony Sowell. May the women be part of our memory.
CUPE: December 6: A Time to Mourn, Then Work for Change
TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 4, 2009) - On the anniversary of the December 6 massacre in Montreal, the president of CUPE Nova Scotia says the provincial government needs to take a stand and stop the abuse of women and their children.
Danny Cavanagh says, "Canadians from coast to coast should spend some time this weekend remembering CUPE member Maryse Laganiere and the thirteen other women who were killed in the 1989 massacre at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.
"This tragic act has served to galvanize our resolve to put an end to violence against women in all its forms," says Cavanagh.
"A great place to start here in Nova Scotia would be to adequately fund our women's shelters. It is appalling, for instance, that there were 1,269 admissions of women and their children to shelters across Nova Scotia between April 1, 2007 and March 31, 2008.
"We need to work with government, with our members and within our communities to educate people and to teach people how to stop abuse. Sadly, 85% of women residing in shelters on April 16, 2008, were victims of abuse," says Cavanagh.
Cavanagh says we all have a responsibility to work towards solving this problem through increased awareness and changing our mindset about how we deal with it as a society.
Julian Real has written an excellent post on the tragedy and how it affect women in Canadian society and the world at large, then and now, at:
Please read it, then meditate and weep!
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Le chorégraphe François Verret a voulu faire un film sur Rosella Hightower. Sa passion de l'image, sa fascination pour l'artiste l'ont amené à côtoyer Rosella Hightower dans toutes ses activités, dans tous les lieux où son besoin de se ressourcer l'emmènent.
I wish people get out of denial of what happened to people of Color, then and now.
Friday, December 04, 2009
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Once again, David Yeagley is using the Tiger Woods tragedy to exploit his racist/sexist views about Blacks, women, and interracial relationships. He did that with the Jessie Davis case, his relentless bashing of Barack Obama and Rudy Youngblood, his neverending obsession with Black men and White women relationships. Now, he's desperate to appeal to an already racially charged public with his blog article.
Mr. Yeagley has a history of racist misogyny disguised as conservatism. Fortunately, many people, conservatives included, are turned off by his irrational raving of Blacks, women, and other People of Color.
I'm so sick of him and his racist rantings.
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Stacey Lewis, Natasha Johnson and Yolando Brown discuss why more women groups and minority organizations aren't demanding Black women get the same media coverage when they go missing. [url=http://www.everywaywoman.com/]http: //www.everywaywoman.com/[/url]