I’m tired of writing RIP next to a black photo of a man or woman. I’m tired of feeling so heartbroken and defeated about being black in America. I’m tired of of white people pretending to be scared of us, just so they can get rid of us. I’m tired of fearing for my nephews.. brothers and cousin’s Everytime they leave the house to do normal Everyday tasks.
We are tired.
We’ve had enough.
This will not go on any longer. We won’t allow it.
Today’s know your history spotlight is on Malcolm X.
Malcolm x was an African American Muslim minister and activist! He became popular during the civil rights movement. And later on in history would become one of the most iconic faces of the civil rights movement! Little known fact- magneto from X-men was inspired by Malcolm
Today’s know your black history is all about ruby bridges! The first African American to attend an all white school. Looking at the picture sparks many emotions. One is anger, because she’s just an child and shouldn’t have to have bodyguards to attend school and the other is proud. How brave of her to take these monumental steps and not even realize how big of impact or moment this was or would be in the future.
Today our black artist spotlight is on miss Anna Diop. Anna plays starfire on the hit Dc web series- Teen Titans!! She faced a lot of racism and ignorance for portraying starfire, fanboys were not happy about a black chocolate actress playing a fictional character. Which in the cartoon she’s purple or grey…. so I don’t know what the problem is. For what I can tell they have seem to accepted her now as starfire, as they see she’s not going anywhere and her cast stand by her and support her fully!!