Media Representation Matters

via blavity.com According to the Washington Post, a recent Color of Change and Family Story study found that the news media has had a significant hand in negatively skewing the perceptions of black families. The study’s researchers reviewed over 800 local and national news pieces published or aired between January 2015 and December 2016, sampling major […]

via New Study Shows News Outlets Skew Towards Negative Portrayals of Black Families, Contrary to Government Data — GOOD BLACK NEWS

We’ve been telling people this for years, that the media presents a skewed perception of Black Americans. Many of these perceptions in  mainstream media are used as talking points by bigots, various racists, and the new Alt-Right. Studies have been showing that almost none of the stereotypes and statistics presented in popular media, of drug use, absentee fathers, and extreme poverty, are true.

Representation matters.

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The Hayek revelations — Pharyngula

Good grief. I just read Salma Hayek’s piece in the New York Times. It’s a horror through and through — Harvey Weinstein is a terrible human being. There was the familiar constant pressure for sex, and his anger when denied, but what’s new here is how Weinstein, who had a reputation for sponsoring great art…

via The Hayek revelations — Pharyngula

I’m just signal boostingthis because this article also mentions how the visions of certain directors and actors in movies and TV shows can often be compromised by what I liek to call The Perv Factor.

It certainly explains a lot of things I’ve seen in a lot of movies.

Is The “Woke” Black Woman Becoming A Caricature & The New Mammy?

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Caricature – car·i·ca·ture ˈkerikəCHər,ˈkerikəˌCHo͝or/  noun a picture, description, or imitation of a person or thing in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect.

Several months ago, I remember I was standing at my closet looking for something to wear to a poetry event and my daughter came in my room and asked, “Why don’t you just wear a poetry outfit?” I turned to her intrigued by her question and asked, “What is a poetry outfit?” She said, “You know a Black people/Black struggle related shirt, Black earrings, ripped jeans and heels.”

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Black Women Do Not Exist To Save You

Just putting this here for my American readers!

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In a narrow win, Doug Jones has won the Senate race in Alabama. And by narrow, I mean less than 50,000 votes.  So, before any of us break our arm off to pat ourselves on the back, remind yourself that this was a race between a man that prosecuted the KKK for the murder of 4 Black girls in a bombing at 16th Street Baptist Church and a man that is accused of being a pedophile. And it was still a narrow win.  Let that sink in. We are that far gone in America that people considered alleged pedophile Roy Moore a viable candidate for Senate. 

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America can’t handle the race conversation it says it wants and Stephen King proves it — Scott Woods Makes Lists

The following are points I make in my lecture, Stephen King’s Magical Negroes, but now that I’ve actually finished his latest book, Sleeping Beauties, I wanted to provide an update. The points still stand; I just have more evidence to support them. – – – Sleeping Beauties is a ham-fisted book full of highly suspect […]

via America can’t handle the race conversation it says it wants and Stephen King proves it — Scott Woods Makes Lists

Scott Wood makes it clear, the critical reaction to Stephen King’s latest novel, is the reason we need diverse critics of Pop culture, and why, when it comes to media that depicts Black lives and Black characters, I make a point of seeking out Black critics.

The INTJ Female.

Wow! I feel so called out by this post!😳

Writings of S.M.

Selectively Social– Many people incorrectly think I am anti-social. That is just not the case. I choose those in my closest circle wisely (five usually at the most). If you are in my close circle you know who you are! I don’t ever like or dislike anyone immediately, although first impressions do matter. Any person in my close circle is vetted out. One time in fact, I remember a potential love interest ask if he was on an interview. YES! I don’t surround myself with acquaintances. You will not find me bar hopping, living it up at parties or at networking events. I will however, go on amazing adventures with people I deem amazing.  This might be a long process taking up to year or more for me to know everything I need to know in order to deem you a close friend or not.

I sometimes become…

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Sci-fi, Speculative Fiction and the Problem When Imagination Erases Race — The political magazine empowering millennials

When authors are more likely to show aliens than people of colour, and creators of colour rarely get platforms, speculative fiction is failing its audience – and its potential.

via Sci-fi, Speculative Fiction and the Problem When Imagination Erases Race — The political magazine empowering millennials

Fandom Racism: Predictable AF — Stitch’s Media Mix

Fandom is nothing if not predictable. I know I’m late, but I just saw the casting announcements for the upcoming Netflix/BBC series Troy: Fall of a City. One thing that immediately stood out to me was the way that the casting immediately flipped the script when it came to Achilles and Patroclus, casting two dark […]

via Fandom Racism: Predictable AF — Stitch’s Media Mix

 

Stitch’s Media Mix always has something good to say. Now to look up this new Netflix show she’s talking about!

The First Trailer for ‘Batman Ninja’ Is Officially Released — WE ARE GEEKS OF COLOR

Back in October, a few days before New York Comic-Con, Warner Bros. announced that somewhere during 2018 they would be bringing us a new Batman animated film, besides Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, in the form of an anime film, titled Batman Ninja. In the statement, Warner announced that Takashi Okazaki, Afro Samurai creator, was the man in charge of […]

via The First Trailer for ‘Batman Ninja’ Is Officially Released — WE ARE GEEKS OF COLOR

 

AAAAHHHH!!!!!

Shutup and take my money!!!!

Reylo Is The Worst Ship Ever

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The latest Last Jedi trailer was incredible – apart from the hype it caused over Rey and Kylo Ren.


Rey and Kylo Ren are magnificent characters in their own right. One fascinating and one brilliant in his loathsome and brooding way. It would be understandable for fans to ship them together, if they weren’t such a toxic pairing. Reylo represents the worst of heteronormative and mononormative society.

People do get over things very quickly in any drama and in sci-fi that’s especially true. It’s how we end up with completely random friendship/ally pairings which can make TV and film so glorious. It only works though if there’s real exploration of the issues the characters face, and if it doesn’t romanticise horrible behaviour. For Rey and Kylo Ren within one film, that ship should have sunk. To recap, Kylo kidnapped Rey, watched her while she was unconscious, tried to use the…

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Let’s Talk the Avengers: Infinity War Trailer & The Future of Marvel Studios

I plan to see this movie, and I’m looking forward to the next stage of the MCU.

We Minored in Film

Months ago, thousands of people got to see the first Avengers: Infinity War trailer at Disney’s D23 convention. Though the footage eventually leaked online, it remained the type of thing spoken of in hushed, reverent tones or simply a source of fan cred for anyone who could legitimately claim, “I’ve seen the trailer, and you haven’t.”

That all changes today. Because today marks the worldwide debut of…actually, a largely new version of that Infinity War trailer. So, yeah, the D23 people still have some bragging rights as they saw certain shots which aren’t in this new trailer, but can’t we all just get along and geek out over the first footage of Thanos finally getting up off his ass and doing something for a change in this damn little cinematic universe! Mo-capped Josh Brolin is going to powerglove his way through our heroes and this trailer already spoils the apparent…

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Rest In Peace, Della Reese — BROTHA WOLF

From CBS News: Della Reese, best known for her work on “Touched by an Angel,” has died at age 86. The actress and gospel-influenced singer found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama, when she was in her 60s. Reese’s co-star on the series, Roma Downey, said in a […]

via Rest In Peace, Della Reese — BROTHA WOLF

Charles Manson Dead at 83

So I would like to point out that Charles Manson never: poisoned Indian lands with a leaky oil pipeline; invited and enabled the slaughter of elephants; built cheesy gilded hotels and casinos; ripped off the contractors who built his hotels; voted for tax breaks for the obscenely rich; conspired with the Russians to subvert elections;…

via One is not supposed to speak ill of the dead — Pharyngula

Federal Judge Catherine Perry Rules St. Louis Police Force Against Protestors Unconstitutional

Good! And yes, pepper spray is the new version of water hosing protestors.

GOOD BLACK NEWS

Photo: St. Louis Public Radio (Photo: St. Louis Public Radio)

via blavity.com

Wednesday, a federal judge placed restrictions on the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, claiming their conduct during recent protests has violated demonstrators’ constitutional rights.

U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry ruled that the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against St. Louis police “are likely to prevail on the merits of their claims” that their First and Fourth Amendment rights had been violated.

The case stems from protests which took place in September, following the “not guilty” verdict in the murder trial of Jason Stockley, a white police officer who shot and killed Anthony Lamar Smith, a black man, in 2011.

Perry found sufficient evidence that although there was no violence, police declared an assembly without taking the protesters’ rights and opinions into consideration. She also ruled that there was “no credible threat of force or violence to officers or property” when police rounded…

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