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Common, Pharrell, And ‘The New Black’: An Ignorant Mentality That Undermines...

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AFRICANGLOBE - “The New Black doesn’t blame other races for our issues.” So decreed Pharrell Williams when he spoke to Oprah last summer about the current racial climate in America. His words were laughably empty and insulting to the current climate, the history of Black ambition in the face of tremendous cultural oppression, and the reality of institutional racism; but they also represented a vocal cadre of Black celebritydom that is calling for the Black community to basically “get over it.”

Is PHARRELL For Real About THE NEW BLACK

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AFRICANGLOBE - Singer Pharrell Williams said that there is now a New Black, and he is one of them, thus generating a storm of controversy over the notion that we can, should, or have moved beyond the historic struggles of our past to a new, free, fresh and empowering identity.
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