In part 1 of “The New Face of Minstrel Shows,” Adrian explores the history of black female stereotypes
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‘Scandal’ and ‘Django Unchained’ leading lady Kerry Washington graces the cover of Arise Magazine issue #18, which is out now in the UK and will be out worldwide late January/early February. In her exclusive interview, entitled “Off The Chain,” the star reveals the emotional experience of filming Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django’ and much more.
Wow, just when you thought the whining about ‘Django Unchained’ was about to calm down, action figures and a controversy-baiting headline from NewsOne stirs it all up again. The misleading article conveniently gives bare mention to the fact that dolls of the White characters are also available.
While some may feel Django Unchained’s biggest attribute is its White director, the bloody Pre-Civil War era “spaghetti Western” film is way more than “a movie about a Black slave killing White people.” And who better to make it?
After a year of attracting both accolades and controversy, Quentin Tarantino’s pre-Civil War western film, ‘Django Unchained,’ has exceeded expectations in the box office — with just over $15 million in ticket sales. The film is the director’s highest start ever ahead of Inglourious Basterds ($14.4 million), and set a new record for a R-rated Christmas Day opening.
New on-set photos give us our first look at ‘Tula, The Revolt,’ a film based on the 1795 slave uprising on the Caribbean island of Curaçao. Directed by Dutch director Jeroen Leinders, the film stars Danny Glover and an international cast that includes Obi Abili, Jeroen Krabbé, Derek de Lint, Henriette Tol and Barry Hay.
As descendants of African slaves who arrived in Bolivia four centuries ago, Afro-Bolivians have never been recognized as a legitimate ethnic group in their country. ‘We of the Saya (Nosotros los de la Saya)’ is a touching Bolivian feature documentary by Sisa Bueno that seeks to recognize this community.
Amel Larrieux is set to perform at Weeksville Heritage Center’s annual Garden Party and Emancipation Day celebration in Brooklyn on July 7th. The day commemorates the end of slavery in New York State and provides an alternative independence day, along with another reason to party in BK!
Human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson on TEDTalks: “We will ultimately not be judged by our technology, design. Ultimately, you judge the character of a society… by how they treat the poor, the condemned, the incarcerated…”
Philly-based illustrator and designer Rob Shields created this absolutely amazing piece as his contribution as a part of DACS’s commitment to their cause.
Demi Moore and Asthon Kutcher are using their star power to bring awareness and the eventual end of child and sex slavery, recruiting fellow celebrities Eva Longoria, Bradley Cooper, Jason Mraz, Adrian Peterson, Justin Timberlake and more for new campaign.
The graphic is obviously inspired by Kanye West’s television meltdown, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people”, after hurricane Katrina.