Posts tagged: black
JANELLE MONAE AND HER PERFECT POMPADOUR
The Janelle Monae.
Nina Simone - Backlash Blues
Only thanks to Jay Smooth do I know that Nina Simone’s estate has a YouTube channel and is posting rare performances. Doesn’t get any better than this.
A half-dozen Kern County sheriff’s deputies were across the street beating a man with clubs and kicking him, she said. So she whipped out her mobile phone and began to video the episode, announcing to the officers what she was doing.
For about eight minutes, Ms. Melendez said, the man screamed and cried for help. Then he went silent, she said, making only choking sounds.
Finally, having hogtied him, a number of witnesses said, two officers picked up the man and dropped him, twice. One deputy nudged the man with his foot. When he did not respond, they began CPR.
“He was like a piece of meat,” said Ms. Melendez, 53, who was visiting her son at the hospital after he was injured in a car accident. “We were telling them: ‘He’s dead. You guys already killed him.’ ”
Responding to a call, deputies had arrived at the scene to find the man, David Sal Silva, a 33-year-old father of four, on the pavement. Their attempts to rouse him resulted in the altercation, the authorities said. Mr. Silva was pronounced dead less than an hour later at Kern Medical Center.
the cops who murdered this guy are not only still drawing a paycheck, but they’re still on duty.(via iamdavidbrothers)
I feel physically sick.
This industry needs another McDuffie and Milestone
learn the history of this cover and why Dwayne McDuffie was freakin amazing as a human being.
The cover isn’t even that explicit. And it even has condoms!
I remember hearing Mr. McDuffie talking about that. People are afraid of Black folks being affectionate towards each other?
*sigh* America … am I right?
Here’s McDuffie’s quote from the linked article:
“Here’s the sad part, if I had commissioned a cover where Daisy was wearing a thong and kicking one leg high in the air so everybody could get a really good look at her crotch, or if she had her back to the camera and her spine arched at an improbable angle toaccentuate her ass, or if her enormous breasts, miraculously immune to the effects of gravity, were positioned so you couldn’t quite tell whether those shadows were her nipples, there would be no problem. Problem>? Heck, we’d probably have a “hot book” on our hands.”
It fucking kills me that he’s gone. Comics are so, so much less for it.
As someone who has only been following comics for a couple of years, learning about everything McDuffie has done and missing out on all that seems really unfair.
In this video, starting around 4:50, McDuffie explains a little more about the situation surrounding this cover.
Essentially, he says that this was one of the few big problems Milestone had with working with DC, and that the issue of sexuality wasn’t the problem, but the idea of black sexuality was too foreign and thus too uncomfortable of an idea.