Category Black Celebrities

When Good Negroes Go Bad

White America Prefers “Good Blacks”: On Morgan Freeman, Colin Kaepernick, and Trump Paul Street “The militantly and viciously white president and his fellow white nationalist Amerikaner football fans want the players to be ‘good Blacks,’ the types who just obediently damage themselves while dutifully serving the white majority and their direct white masters.” “Wouldn’t you […]

QOTD: Morgan Freeman is a sellout to the struggle for black emancipation

“For 241 years, our democracy has been a shining example of what we can all aspire to” -Morgan Freeman “To me, this is the most dangerous and irresponsible lie of the entire [Rob Reiner’s anti-Russia] video and I don’t know how a black man can even utter those words without vomiting, because they make [m]e […]

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 […]