By Teka Lark On August 14, the N.W.A. biopic, “Straight Outta of Compton,” will be released in theaters nationwide. It is being distributed by Universal Pictures, one of the largest film distribution companies in the world and which is owned by NBCUniversal which in turn is owned by Comcast/General Electric. I remember the casting call:…
Crystal Valentine & Aaliyah Jihad – “To Be Black and Woman and Alive”
“They want me to be everything that I’m not.” #blkgrrrl @buttonpoetry Crystal Valentine & Aaliyah Jihad – “To Be Black and Woman and Alive”
Monoracial Black Woman, is an Identity
By Teka Lark In the 90s I was part of the Yahoo Group called Swirl. That is where I first heard Black people who were not biracial described as monoracial. It was said, in my opinion, as a slur. It was said to malign and mock in the tradition of the many labels given to…
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