Henrietta Wildsmith Shreveport Times Published 4:12 PM EST Mar 5, 2019 For Ray Stevenson, black history doesn't get noticed only in the month of February. The antique dealer has been growing his personal collection of black history for about a decade and is now ready to share it with the public. With more and more of his sales coming from online, he has more free space in his showroom, Big Mama’s Antiques and Restoration, in Hosston, Louisiana. He decided to use the room with some of his personal collection of African American memorabilia. His collection came as a result of his searching for antiques. He would find things and would feel the need to save them. “It’s history, it’s a legacy” said Stevenson, “It’s important that it’s saved and preserved. It was who we were, and if we forget who we were we won’t know who we are.” Stevenson plans to rotate the items monthly. Items of interest that are on display now are … [Read more...] about Decades of local black history can be seen in an antique shop in Hosston, Louisiana.
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Brett Murphy USA TODAY Published 5:44 PM EST Feb 20, 2019 The old yearbook photos capture the lighthearted moments from college worth remembering – smiling faces, pep rallies and cans of cheap beer. But tucked in and among those same pages are pictures of students dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes and blackface, nooses and mock lynchings, displays of racism not hidden but memorialized as jokes to laugh about later. Reporters collected more than 200 examples of offensive or racist material at colleges in 25 states, from large public universities in the South, to Ivy League schools in the Northeast, liberal arts boutiques and Division I powerhouses. The volume of shocking imagery found in the examination, which was not comprehensive, suggests that there are likely more yearbooks that recorded racism on campuses nationwide – and countless more acts never captured on camera or submitted for publication. The review also gives new perspective to an array of cases … [Read more...] about Blackface, racist photos rampant in yearbooks at colleges nationwide
These screen shots of political ads for the 2018 election come from the campaigns for Lou Barletta, Bob Casey, Brian Fitzpatrick and Scott Wallace. How black-and-white photos, rolled-up sleeves and other political ad tropes are being used this election (Harrisburg) -- Political ads on TV and online can pass by pretty quickly. But campaigns put a lot of money into those ads and the people who make them put a lot of thought into how the symbols, music and photos in those ads could affect your emotions. To help break down how those ads might be doing that in subtle and not-so-subtle ways, I talked to two experts about two races: In the U. S. Senate race, featuring Democratic incumbent Bob Casey Jr. against Republican challenger Lou Barletta. Casey has led in the polls by double digits. And in the 1st Congressional district in suburban Philadelphia where Scott Wallace, a Democrat and wealthy philanthropist, is trying to unseat Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick. The race … [Read more...] about Political ads aim to steer your emotions. Here’s how they do thatBlack and white = badBig facesRolled up sleevesThe woman as character witnessThe small and fast-moving citationsYou may also be interested in…
By Madalyn Mendoza, mySanAntonio.com Published 10:22 am CDT, Friday, October 19, 2018 Daisy Salinas just moved to town a year ago, but is leading the charge in creating the Black and Brown Punk Fest happening at La Botanica on the St. Mary's Strip. The event is the third installment of Xingonas in the Pit, a San Antonio group Salinas founded to celebrate "mujer and nonbinary artists of culture." less Daisy Salinas just moved to town a year ago, but is leading the charge in creating the Black and Brown Punk Fest happening at La Botanica on the St. Mary's Strip. The event is the third installment of Xingonas ... more Photo: Courtesy, Diana Belen Photo: Courtesy, Diana Belen Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Daisy Salinas just moved to town a year ago, but is leading the charge in creating the Black and Brown … [Read more...] about Black and Brown Punk Fest to showcase artists of color St. Mary’s Strip this weekend
Eli Rosenberg and Erin B. Logan, The Washington Post Published 3:36 am PDT, Friday, August 3, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By David Paul Morris Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Twitter is headquartered in San Francisco. Twitter is headquartered in San Francisco. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By David Paul Morris An Asian American woman's tweets ignite a debate: Is it okay to make fun of white people online? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The old tweets bubbled up from the depths of the Internet, surfaced by an apparently anonymous user on Twitter. In them, Sarah Jeong, a technology writer recently hired by the New York Times for a prestigious post on its editorial board, spoke sarcastically about white people. "Oh man it's a kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men," she wrote in one. "White … [Read more...] about An Asian American woman’s tweets ignite a debate: Is it okay to make fun of white people online?