Though this speech is from 2007, poet Nikki Giovanni was ahead of the curve in speaking truth to power about Bill Cosby's respectability politic bullshit and self-hating negro antics. We think, due to recent news of the assault charges being brought against Cosby, that this video deserves to make the rounds again.
We wish you continued success in your battle against the white supremacist capitalist heteropatriarchy. STAY WOKE.
Abigail Fisher is a hater who has been sipping on haterade for the past seven years. She was rejected entry to the University of Texas-Austin and naturally assumed that some undeserving and ignorant negro had taken her place. We don't blame her, black people are always outchea trying to undermine white supremacy--we take up the spots at elite universities, flood social media feeds with our brilliance, and are responsible for a staggering amount of cultural and intellectual output in this country. It stands to reason that Abby is mad and that she has stayed mad and will continue to stay mad if her persistence is any indication of how far she is willing to go with her madness. Girl, stay mad.
Who doesn't love a good game of Bingo? We obviously do. Just your daily reminder that your favorite hoteps are outchea and they're perpetrating the patriarchy.
@chescaleigh always hits the nail on the head. This is why we love black satire; we have an amazing ability to shed light on the workings of white supremacy through the use of humor.
The Soul Train Music Awards were great; Brandy performed "Sittin' Up In my Room" and then Fantasia performed "Shoop Shoop" (Whitney made it legendary) from the classic Waiting to Exhale soundtrack. Jill Scott won an R&B/Soul legend award, performed a soulful medley of some of her best songs, and we loved it because we are HERE for Jill Scott. And Erykah Badu was magnificent as a host (she roasted Igloo Australia and performed "Tyrone") up until she introduced R. Kelly as the man who has done "more for the blacks than anyone." R. Kelly is a pedophile.
We turned the television and didn't watch the performance because we did not want to participate in the symbolic violence and the culture of silence that was being perpetrated. We had some cognitive dissonance going on as well; we love Ignition (Remix) too. Yet we had a hard time getting past the fact that they were literally on television supporting and celebrating a men who has groomed and sexually assaulted little black girls--and we have it on video and the violence is embedded in his music. It was the highest form of misogynoir on a program and network that was supposed to be celebrating blackness and we are not here for that.
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