Archive for May, 2011

Truth Be Told: New Documentary Explores Black on Black Discrimination

Posted in Beauty, Discrimination, Empowerment, Media, Racism, Social Reform with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2011 by Revolverlution

We were brought from the same continent, sold, beat and raped by the same culture and forced into slavery, but what many really don’t know is that WE did it to ourselves first. Yes the first slave trade was from a African tribe who sold their captives and sometimes own people to European sailors. However, that’s another story for another time. But this does lead into the following story. A new documentary by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry called Dark Girls explores the discrimination our dark-skinned women face (not from non-blacks ) from black people. This discrimination can be traced back from the time of slavery between what they call the house nigger and the field nigger. I don’t normally use the N word in postings, but this is the historically accurate term used to describe those in slavery who worked in the masters house or in the field under the blazing sun. Continue reading

Are We Named to Fail?

Posted in Beauty, Discrimination, Empowerment, injustice, Media, Racism, Social Reform on May 24, 2011 by Revolverlution

Black Names, Ghetto-Names
What is in a name? A name can symbolize strength, character, wealth, faith and triumph over adversity. However, in the black community we have lost this focus on naming our children with names that will empower them not only as an individual, but as a people. Today, you will hear names like Jaqueeta or Da’Queeta. These names do not empower strength, integrity, faith nor do they symbolize any struggle, but what they do successfully do is stereotype the individual. Continue reading

Attractiveness of a Race

Posted in Beauty, Discrimination, Health, injustice, Media, Racism, Science with tags , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2011 by Revolverlution

Chocolate Beauty

On May 15, 2011 the day started like any other until the net was buzzing with the latest racist so-called scientific research entitled “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?” written by Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa. It was placed on Psychology Today’s website and after a multitude of complaints was removed. But little too late as the damage has already been done. With over 25000 readers on its website why was such an article even allowed in the first place without being scientifically proved? Continue reading

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