Doing the Right Thing: Black Film and TV in a Biased World
by Micah Yongo ‘You know, where I come from, there are a lot of different ways of being black.’ ‘Well, then you one lucky black man. But see, blood, ‘bout now, where you come from ain’t where you at… Roun’ here, they only got the one way of being black, and sooner or later that’s the…
William Kentridge TheBlackBox.wmv
The Black Box.2012 Exceptional work of the South African artist William Kentridge, the Black Box is a kind of mechanical theater which combine animation, pup...
10 Genocides Forgotten By History - Listverse
It can be almost impossible to keep up on all types of world affairs but it seems like everyone should be aware of a possible genocide. Sadly, atrocious
"Upon killing a German soldier, a Herero warrior would remove the uniform and adopt it to his personal dress as a symbol of his prowess in battle. Paradoxically, as with the Victorian dresses, the wearing of German uniforms became a tradition that is continued to this day by Namibian men who honour their warrior ancestors during ceremonies, festivals and funerals."
"In the European scramble to colonise Africa, Kaiser Wilhelm’s Germany claimed one of the least populated and most hostile environments on the planet. Rhenish missionaries set about converting and clothing after European fashion. Over time, this became a Herero tradition. Gradually, regional variations in the silhouette emerged; for example, the addition of 'cow horns' to headdresses reflects the great importance with which they regard their cattle."
Jim Naughten's amazing photographs of the Herero: "Each image", he explains, is "reveals a material culture that harkens the region’s tumultuous past: residents wear Victorian era dresses and paramilitary costume as a direct result and documentation of its early 20th century German colonization."
BINYAVANGA WAINAINA's How to Write about Africa: "Always use the word ‘Africa’ or ‘Darkness’ or ‘Safari’ in your title...In your text, treat Africa as if it were one country. It is hot and dusty with rolling grasslands and huge herds of animals and tall, thin people who are starving. Or it is hot and steamy with very short people who eat primates. Don’t get bogged down with precise descriptions."