What’s Happ’n? …In Your Life? Which Media Covers You & Which Covers Them? You & Them R’t The Same, Didn’t You Know Or, Does It Matter?
Are white or Black journalist talking about YOU in their commentary when they use pronouns like ‘you’, ‘we’, ‘us’, and ‘our’. Or, does it matter? It does to me; why, I want to what’s happening to everybody, my people of color, particularly and the world over…DC, Texas, Puerto Rico, Israel, Australia, etc.
To prove the point, National Geographic’s just admitted portraying people of color racially, they said…
In other words, we, National Geographic, saw our readership to be ‘white’ not Black or brown.
And, we, non-white folk need to be care because even though they’re apologizing, it’ll be a long while before they’re able to mentally include ‘us’ in their ‘our’, if but because, it takes a while to change a habit.
And, most probably, it’ll take longer than normal to develop a non-racist attitude and actually see their readership non-racially.
Therefore, the importance of the Black press can’t be underestimated when and/or if non-whites want unbiased news and, especially, about us.
So, there’re two things that only the Black press offers (1) unbiased news and (2) news about us, non-whites.
News about us…
Sunday, Al Sharpton, on Politics Nation interviewed National Geographic’s Susan Goldberg, editor in chief about the magazines racism…
While, the same day, MSMBC continued to focused on the sexual life of Donald Trump.
Referencing National Geographics and being a bit more critical, let’s examine what Susan Goldberg said NG needs to assure they have a ‘diverse staff’ yet, she skirted Shapton’s question about the importance of her ‘jewishness’ and how it affected the magazine’s coverage.
2nd, she spoke of “…humankind’s propensity, since the dawn of time, to treat people who don’t look like ‘us’ as the other.” This is true of only her white male patriarachal culture.
Xeophobia is a characteristic of her white male patriarchal not the Black matriarchal culture.
So, again, non-whites need to be forever vigilant and listen with the 3rd ear even when whites are apologizing and trying to be non racial.
Why, well honestly, whites can’t police their own racism…National Geographics needs to create a ‘critical race monitor’ position and hire, not a Black person but a (long standing) Afrocentrist, like a @TaNehisiCoats to assure cultural accuracy (racism is cultural).
To get stories about us that are usually unimportant to the white press, non-whites must consult the Black press…like the Joe Madison @MadisonSiriusXM and Mark Thompson shows @MakeItPlain
Joe Madison who told us about the Alt-right tries to co-op Black Panther
Mark Thompon, who often responds Afrocentrically
Inside the Issues with Dr. Wilmar Leon who interviewed psychiatrist, Dr. Brandy Lee, who briefed Congress on Trump’s mental state.
The Washington Informer primarily for local Black news.
And, The Final Call which covers non-whites the world over.
But let’s not forge our ‘expert’ cultural critiques, Tony Browder and Umar Johnson…on topics like the movies Get Out and Black Panther:
#bwoke: Trump Maynot B Mentally Fit 2B Your President; Did You Know, Congress is Talking to Psychiatrist Dr. Bandy Lee & the 25th Amendment?
Conclusion : she says, “…he has shown enough signs of ‘instability’ and ‘dangerousness’ [sickness]…that we’re at the point ’where he is dangerous until proven otherwise’...lot of signs of sickness…and seris some thing we do respond to because it’s an emergency…
Wilmar Leon’s interview with Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X. Lee on Capitol Hill in early December about President Donald Trump’s fitnessto be president — and Lee has been asked to speak with additional lawmakers, worried about the President’s mental …
Don’t Miss Bassett on the Black Panther at 3: pm on MSMBC Today
When you see the movie, you’ll notice quickly how Wakanda looks like the future: It’s full of details like healing tables and hovercraft, all powered by vibranium. But if you look at the costumes, you can see that that Wakanda’s Afro-futurism is grounded in the past.
Designer Ruth Carter — whose previous films include Selma, Malcolm X and Roots — pulled colors, shapes, jewelry, and textures from tribes all over Africa. She says she wanted to tell a story “of brilliance, royalty, intrigue — you name it. I feel that you can tell a story through clothing.”
One detail Carter particularly likes is in the Black Panther suit worn by Chadwick Boseman, who plays T’Challa. The suit was created by Marvel character designer Ryan Meinerding, but the fabric has a triangular surface pattern that’s all Carter.
“That triangle is the sacred geometry of Africa,” Carter says. “I call that pattern the ‘Okavango’ pattern. I felt that it made his suit have this character that would, in the wide shots, make him this superhero but in the close-up, you see this beautiful pattern that is consistent with a lot of the art of Africa and would turn him into this African king.”
Carter’s costumes needed to evoke an African country that had never been colonized, one that looked toward the future but was based on a real past. So she found inspiration from African art and craft, and indigenous tribal wear from all over the continent. Then she and her team worked to create group drawings of the various groups in Wakanda.
“And we did them as they were centuries ago,” she says. “Then, it was a process of deciding how we go from there in the past, to where Wakanda would be in the future.” For Carter and her team, that meant using the same color palette, the same headdresses or beadwork but with more modern sillhouettes. The Dora Milaje, for example, are Wakanda’s elite team of female warriors, and they wear bright red military uniforms, a leather harness and beaded tabard, and metal neck rings and armor. It’s a striking look that Carter created “based on some of the beloved practices of many indiginous tribes” like the Maasai of Kenya, the Ndebele of South Africa, the Himba people of Namibia.
The bright red color comes from those tribes in Kenya. The Dora Milaje’s leather harnesses were crafted in the way of South African leathersmiths — woven together with a big heavy stitch. Their tabards feature intricate beading, a nod to the beadwork found throughout Africa. Even their tights are patterned with the same triangular pattern you can see on the Black Panther suit.
“I really wanted this to have a feeling that if you were an aspiring Dora Milaje and you were granted permission to be a member, you would be presented with this beautiful honor and this beautiful uniform that was exclusively yours and handsmade by craftsmen.”
But where Carter stayed closer to traditional tribal wear for the Dora Milaje, an institution in Wakanda, Carter looked further into the future with another character, Shuri. She’s T’Challa’s younger sister and the resident tech genius — her lab is a science fiction dream and she creates and builds all of Wakanda’s technology, including the Black Panther suit. For Shuri, Carter was guided by one scene in the film: Representatives from each tribe have gathered for the King’s Challenge — anyone wishing to take the throne must challenge T’Challa to a fight. Shuri wears a traditional costume, including a corset inspired by the Dinka people, and she shouts at one point, “Can we get a move on? This corset is uncomfortable.
“So she told us right away that that’s not where she comes from, that’s not where she wants to be mentally,” Carter says. From there on out, Shuri dresses in clothes with modern sillhouettes and fabrics — Carter chose youthful, vibrant colors overlaid with mesh fabrics or bold outlines. But Carter says the shape of her clothing still holds meaning.
“Her first dress is a white dress and we created the front of it to be this cylindrical round shape — and I was trying to connect shapes within Wakanda so you see them repeat. It’s the language of Wakanda.”
Carter knows a lot about the world of Wakanda now, but when she was first asked to interview for Black Panther, she thought it was a simple superhero film. “I knew about him as a superhero, but I didn’t know that he lived in a secret place called Wakanda — I knew he was from Africa, but I didn’t know that they weren’t colonized and they had all different types of tribes within their little hidden country.”
Carter says the more she understood about Black Panther and the people of Wakanda, she began to get scared. “This is [a character] that’s gone back fifty years and I’m going to be given the task to create this world on camera for the fans!”
But she got over her fear and set about creating a rich tapestry of color and texture. She says her experience on the film underscored how costume design is art. “I learned that I was an artist, that I could communicate and tell stories through this wonderful medium of adornment. The adornment of Africa has always been a part of their beauty from scarification to beadwork to woodwork, and I fell in love with it even more.”
Movies Do More Than Tell Stories…Share 4 Ways This Movie Counters ‘Racism/white Supreamacy’ & Fosters Positive Black Esteem?
PUUR University Question
Question: share 4 reasons this movie counters the Black negative esteem generated by white/patriarchal movies?
…for all my friends, new friends especially, new male friends even more so, & new young male friends who call me ‘honey’….
Referring to a mature Black female whom you’ve never met as ‘honey’ is ok per white male Patriarchal culture…which has no respect for women
….but it’s disrespectful per Black Matriarchal culture…
….so, please stop disrespecting me, I’m a Black female elder…who’s about the elder mission of helping non-white people save our culture from the Trump Club…
PLEASE…focus…on the topic of this Facebook page…. Understandin & Undoing Racism, please & thank you, my brothers.
Question: share 4 reasons this movie counters the Black negative esteem generated by white/patriarchal movies?
A PUUR Online University Test Question…’What’s Wrong with this Picture”
@Anthony Tony Browder of #IKG posted this picture…I didn’t see a comment from him but my comment is this…
A People Understanding & Undoing Racism (PUUR) test for my friends & followers:
”What’s wrong with this picture”….referenced answers no personal opinions.
Friends, don’t call me honey, I’m an Independent Racism Scholar; don’t call me or want to video chat…
Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, etc. are ‘departments‘ in my forthcoming online University for the Study of the Global System of Racism / white Supremacy: The Tools of Global Black Genocide.
But do, I repeat, do take the test…again, the question is…
“What’s wrong with this picture”…referenced answers only…no personal opinions.
Today, There’re People (of Color) Who’ve Had No Contact With white People…When They Do What Do You Think whites Teach Them About Sex?
This tribe ‘discovered 2016….but, there’re more than a hundred uncontacted tribes in Brazil’s rain forest, alone.
….they teach what they know….
For it to stop, only people from a culture that values children can teach whites new values rooted in respect like the African philosophy of Ubuntu…taught via the 12 Step program to stop patriarchal thinking written by Jackie Morgan.
#allpeopleofcolor, #austrailians, #centralafrica, #farrakhanonscientology, #haiti, #hondurans, #nativeamericans, #nonwhitepeople, #northafrica, #PuertoRicans, #salvadorians, #Southafrica, #southamerica, #unescogeneralhistoryofafrica
Trump Says Blacks From ‘Shithole’ Countries Like Haiti & Africa
(doesn’t he know Africa’s a continent of 54 countries )
Answer: I suggest Black, brown, & all non-white people unite, i.e.,
(1) learn the Black or 3 million year world history written by UNESCO
(2) all people of color get audited by the NOI (only they know how to audit us…they learned Dianetics per Farrakhan’s advisement ) to help us heal from our historical trauma
and (3) frequent a 12 Steps program to stop our patriarchal thinking to learn to think and act Black, respectful, Matriarchically per the Ubuntu philosophy, “i am because you are”.
Do white Men Know Sexual Abuse is Wrong? Archbishop Carlson, 69, Said He Didin’t Know
Do other white men know? Since white women raise them, do they know it’s wrong? So, who’s going to teach them…the #metoo 10 year old movement or the months old #timesup movement?
We need to be clear, some things whites people socialized by patriarchal values just don’t know how to do.
White men, historically, have been socialized…taught…by their culture to abuse women, children, and the weak…their sex is about the ‘dominate’ controlling the ‘submissive’ or weaker…see below.