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Nina Simone Documentary A Powerful Portrait Of The Artist

Nina Simone Documentary A Powerful Portrait Of The Artist

AFRICANGLOBE – Through archival footage and interviews with her family, closest confidants and collaborators, Nina Simone comes to life again — still enigmatic but more easily understood — in the new documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” which premiered recently night at the Sundance Film Festival.

Watch: Seattle Cop Pepper-Sprays Teacher In Face For Walking Too Close

AFRICANGLOBE – A high school teacher and activist sued the city of Seattle after a police officer sprayed chemical irritant directly into his face as he left a peaceful rally on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Jesse Hagopian, who spoke at the event about how Black lives matter, was making arrangements by cell phone with his mother to attend his son’s second birthday party.

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White St. Louis Police Union Official Attacks Black Woman At Community Meeting

AFRICANGLOBE – Months after the murder of Michael Brown in Feruguson, Missouri, a St. Louis community meeting disintegrated into chaos when a white police union representative physically attacked a Black woman who was also in attendance.

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Why Black Americans Can’t Sleep At Night

AFRICANGLOBE – Black people sleep less than white people, on average by just over a half hour per night for both adolescents (paywall) and adults. Recent research has shown that unequal treatment of Black people by civilians in daily life, also known as everyday discrimination, affects biology in ways that have small but cumulative negative effects.

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Learning From The Taliban: Women Banned From Driving In New York

AFRICANGLOBE – In Saudi Arabia where women have been banned from driving for years has always been an issue in the headlines, however recently in one of America’s largest cities women in the Hasidic sector of New York have also been banned from driving.

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“American Sniper”: Killing Ragheads For Jesus

AFRICANGLOBE – “American Sniper,” like the big-budget feature films pumped out in Germany during the Nazi era to exalt deformed values of militarism, racial self-glorification and state violence, is a piece of propaganda, a tawdry commercial for the crimes of empire. That it made a record-breaking $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday long weekend is a symptom of the United States’ dark malaise.

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The Worse Political Message

AFRICANGLOBE – In America’s most recent election, the high paid Democratic consultants told candidates to avoid the Democratic leader, President Barack Obama, and where did that get Democrats? Nowhere!

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Colorism: The Development Of Black Identity In A Country That Encourages One Not To Be Black

AFRICANGLOBE – To self-affirm oneself as Black is, in addition to a political posture, a cry of resistance. There is no way to fight oppression without recognizing it first and without knowing your roots.

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White Father Makes Plea Against Racist Bullies Harassing His Black Daughter

AFRICANGLOBE – A father in Minnesota has reached his limit with the racist bullying his daughter has been subject at the hands of some schoolmates. Having tried to resolve the issue through the school system but finding the father of the children committing the bullying to be ignorant and racist like his children, he is desperate for some resolution to the issue.

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