Someone asked me to post this when I found my grandma’s yearbook.
WhoaaaI don’t think most people remember that he was college educated and was in law school while he was active in the Panthers.
Huey P. Newton was fine. I don’t care.
Singer and actress Theresa Merritt in (arguably) her most defining role—as the title character in the August Wilson play, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The original show ran from October 1984 - June 1985.
"White people built america"
"Columbus is a hero"
"Survival of the fittest"
"Slavery, segregation, some MLK & Rosa Parks happened, end of racism"
"The Melting Pot"
"Land of the free/opportunity"
Here! Here! Just here for it!
Ruby Dee on Tupac, Def Jam Poetry.
"Okay. Grow up, but quiet. Sing, dance, do your weed — CEO it, even — play ball…but that "revolution" thing? We don’t do that no more. Any number of ways to, like, "get with it," "get over," "get down." Fuck revolution! Fuck thinkin’! Get yourself some money. Get with a gang. Be a star. Actor, rapper, athlete…or the new town clown. Revolutionaries don’t get job security, they compete with rats for cheese, and with strays for shelter — after the big bullets make feet out of their knees."