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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by A-FRIEND on Yesterday at 09:26 PM »
I've been accused of making things up, being one sided, imagining things, playing the race card.. why? Mostly because the truth hurts, or impaired thinkers can't seem to grasp realities when it comes to minorities. Of course there are those that know the truth but rely on the stupidity of simple concepts in an attempt to dumb down those around them.

Here some truth for you to digest. Deliberate and evil with no doubt on who the culprits are.

http://www.salon.com/2015/03/01/our_election_systems_anti_minority_bias_is_even_worse_than_you_think/
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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by Mystic1 on February 26, 2015, 04:39 AM »
...the presence of Africa is unmistakable. Something was kept alive in this music. These rhythms were carefully preserved and passed down, generation after generation; through slavery, through Jim Crow, right up to the present. It was an act of survival. ~ Martin Scorsese


This is the first in the seven disc series Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey I will try to find all the episodes on youtube - if you have Netflix, you can find it there too.
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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by A-FRIEND on February 25, 2015, 07:42 AM »
Early on we did a story on Araminta Green. She was known as Minta in her young years.
It doesn't hurt to review who this remarkable woman was.

http://boards.ancestry.com/topics.obits2/51893/mb.ashx

Memoriam:
http://www.harriettubman.com/memoriam2.html


This iconic picture was taken just three days before Minta died at the age of 93 in 1913.  I just found out the shaw she is wearing was given to her by Queen Victoria.

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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by A-FRIEND on February 25, 2015, 07:36 AM »
Now ya' done it G. I just got in off a 14 hr run and I need to get some sleep, but I'm hooked on your link. Love some blues.
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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by Mystic1 on February 25, 2015, 02:46 AM »
Back to The Delta. Back to a place and time where The Blues begin. Can't you hear the wind howl? :blusmoke


They liked the music, even though they didn't like the face that was doin' the music. ~ Johnny Shines
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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by A-FRIEND on February 22, 2015, 03:22 AM »
Good topic G.  I'll look forward to reading it.

Did you know there was a racial basis for the Mother Goose tales as well?
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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by Mystic1 on February 22, 2015, 02:25 AM »

Couple of points:

Spiderman has already been portrayed as Hispanic (in the series Spiderman 2099 pub. 1992) Created by Peter David and Rick Leonardi.

His secret alter ego is Miguel O'Hara, a brilliant geneticist living in New York in the year 2099 A.D. who is attempting to recreate the abilities of the original Spider-Man in other people and later suffers a related accident that causes half his DNA to be re-written with a spider's genetic code. O'Hara is the first Latino character to assume the identity of Spider-Man.

John Stewart (The first African-American Green Lantern, created by Dennis O'neil and Neal Adams, debuted in Vol 2  #87 in Dec. 1971/Jan1972.

...when artist Neal Adams came up with the idea of a substitute Green Lantern. The decision to make the character black resulted from a conversation between Adams and editor Julius Schwartz, in which Adams recounts saying that given the racial makeup of the world's population, "we ought to have a black Green Lantern, not because we’re liberals, but because it just makes sense."

John Stewart has become a major recurring character in the Green Lantern mythos within the DC Universe. He starred in the comic Green Lantern: Mosaic, of which DC published 18 issues between June 1992 and November 1993. Additionally, he was the primary character in Green Lantern vol. 2 from issues #182 through #200, when Hal Jordan relinquished his place in the Green Lantern Corps (1984–1986). He continued to star in the book when the title changed to The Green Lantern Corps from issue #201 to #224 (1986 - 1988). He was DC's first black superhero.

He was featured as one of the lead characters on the television cartoon Justice League from 2001 until 2004. He continued to appear as a major character on the show's 2004–2006 sequel, Justice League Unlimited. As of 2013, John Stewart is the primary character of the comic book series Green Lantern Corps.




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A-Friends Cafe / Re: Black History
« Last post by Mystic1 on February 22, 2015, 01:27 AM »
Racism in the comic book/movie industry. There will be more on this later. (I have to re-research the topic - I had a hard drive hiccup and lost some of my history...but I'm working on it)

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/09/13/understanding-ethnocrunching-how-racism-works-in-the-comic-industry/

https://starcitycomics.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/racism-in-the-comic-industry/


http://cephuscorner.jadedragononline.com/racism-sexism-comics-industry/

As always the comments are enlightening. Especially the exchanges in the youtube comment section.





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