This past week, the hip-hop community has been unraveling at its seams. It was reported that Chicago rapper Vic Mensa had allegedly "dissed" the late and notorious XXXtentacion during his BET Hip-Hop Awards freestyle cypher. When y’all hear Vic Mensas fucking freestyle at the BET awards y’all are going to be fucking disgusted. @VicMensa SUCK … Continue reading Vic Mensa’s Alleged Diss Towards XXXtentacion: For Clout or the Betterment of Women? A Womanist Perspective.
Film Review: There’d be No ‘Fences’ Without Rose
The other day, I had the pleasure of viewing the film adaptation of August Wilson's play, Fences, directed by award-winning actor, Denzel Washington. As a former actor and theatre student, I was familiar with the play so I was looking forward to seeing how it would translate to film. I have to say, I was not at … Continue reading Film Review: There’d be No ‘Fences’ Without Rose
My Black Life Matters Too: Acknowledging Police Brutality Against Black Women
Here’s an article I wrote for awomynsworth.com where I highlight police brutality against black women!
By De La Fro
Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. Mike Brown. Sean Bell. Oscar Grant. All names that ring a bell for most, right? But what about Sheneque Proctor? Aiyana Stanley-Jones? Rekia Boyd? Tarika Wilson?
Oftentimes throughout the discussion of state violence, black men are centered, leaving black women almost completely erased from the narrative. People will say “Every 28 hours a black man is killed by a police officer” when really it’s “Every 28 hours a black person is killed by a police officer.” Most people fail to acknowledge or even are unaware of police brutality against black women. Not only are black women physically assaulted and murdered by police officers, black women have been sexually assaulted by police officers as well.
Even when police brutality toward black women is brought up the response is usually apathetic or watered down empathy. I’ve seen people, including black men, say that that’s…
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