There have been a ton of memes and jokes going around after that controversial shooting of a Gorilla who dragged a 4 year-old boy who fell in his pit and some of them aren’t so funny.
While many have gone viral, there are quite a few that have stirred the pot online and off and sparked discussions about racial undertones and how far is ‘too far’.
When it comes to comparing people of color to animals, I would think most would consider that ‘too far,’ however some people (i.e. Ex-RHOA Claudia Jordan, who compared an ex-boyfriend to monkey during a stand up routine) aren’t quite as considerate when they THINK they are being funny.
That being said, former NBA player Stephen Jackson spoke up after a man at his gym thought it was ‘funny’ to liken Serena Williams to the gorilla who got shot at the Cincinnati zoo.
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Know your ‘ROOTS’… that’s the overall theme of the original 1977 miniseries, as well as the 2016 remake of the classic slave story.
British actor Malachi Kirby made his debut as Kunte Kinte reloaded with the help of Lavar Burton, who appeared in the first production. There are also several high profiles names associated with the 2016 version including Will Packer, Clifford ‘T.I.’ Harris, Forrest Whittaker, Laurence Fishburn & more.
[FLASHBACK: Tip “T.I.” Harris, Will Packer, Phaedra Parks & More Attend #ROOTS Advance Screening… (PHOTOS + VIDEO)]
The original “Roots” miniseries drew more than 130 million viewers (over half the U.S. population) when it aired back in 1977 and won nine Emmy awards. Last night’s premiere episode was just the first of what’s to come.
Check out what ‘Black Twitter’ thought of ‘ROOTS 2016’ + watch full premiere episode below… Continue Reading…
The image above of 16 Black female cadets at the elite US Military Academy known as West Point has sparked controversy and outrage after going viral.
The cadets all pose with raised fists while displaying sabers seemingly in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
While the photo is great for social media fodder, such actions of political expression are strictly forbidden at the military academy and is considered a violation of the school’s honor code. Continue Reading…