Category Black Celebrities

Respectable Negroes and Racialized Society

America’s “Good” Black Syndrome: Race, Class, and Somebody-ness by PAUL STREET “The United States,” the left historian Lawrence Shoup reminds us, “is a particular type of class society, a racialized one, where some groups are stigmatized as inferior because of their race, a belief spreading to all segments of society. One this oppressive idea becomes […]

The Black One Percent (of One Percent )

So the One Percent of One Percent Who Own US Politics Include Some Black Faces. Is This A Victory For Us All? Bruce A. Dixon One percent of the one percent, about 30,000 individuals account for 42% of all the contributions to political candidates in the US. In most other countries these would be bribes, […]

Neo-Black Celebrities

Freedom Rider: Uncle Tom Celebrities by Margaret Kimberley   A young singer who dresses like a bellhop considers himself to be the “new black.” A rapper-actor-songwriter operates under the delusion that racism is like a love affair gone bad. A TV and movie heartthrob invites whites to call him “nigger.” Where do we get these […]

Celebrating Neo-Black History Month: Al Sharpton and Oprah Winfrey

Oprah and Sharpton Attack Black Lives Matter Movement by  Glen Ford Al Sharpton and Oprah Winfrey are scared witless that the Black Lives Matter mobilization will become a sustained, independent political movement – one that challenges both the rich white rulers and their junior partners in the Black Misleadership Class. The viciousness of Winfrey’s and […]

White liberal consciousness: Some lives matter more than others

Hollywood’s political deafness: What Cosby, “Selma” & Hebdo reveal about white liberal consciousness BRITTNEY COOPER *** As I watched multiple white celebrities don the stage and stand in solidarity with the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack and other innocent bystanders, I marveled at the privilege that they had of being specific. Even though some […]

From Cosby To Ferguson

They Will Have to Pay by AARON DIXON I knew there was something creepy about Bill Cosby when I ran into him in 1978 in San Francisco at Enrico’s, a trendy tourist stop on Nob Hill.  He was sitting with a white couple and I was passing out fliers for Huey’s upcoming trial. I handed […]

QOTD: “The desire to see a black face in a high place creates its own sickness.”

Tiger Woods openly made racist jokes about black male sexuality to a white reporter but he still became a hero to millions. Barack Obama takes a page from Cosby’s book when he says that black people give their kids cold fried chicken for breakfast yet he is still beloved and defended as if he were […]