In the African-American Studies section at Border’s Bookstore, online or in your own city, it is easy to expect to find literature by Bill Cosby, Cornell West, W.E.B. DuBois, and Marcus Garvey. But who knew video vixens were in the same category as notable black scholars?
At the core of the film is Precious' unimaginably brutal mother. She is an unredeemed monster who brutalizes her daughter verbally, emotionally, physically and sexually. This mother pimps both her daughter and the government. Stealing her daughter's childhood and her welfare payments.
Watch: RIP Fred Hampton - 40 years ago today the 21 year old leader of the Black Panthers was shot dead by the police.
Many young men have adopted the Hip Hop style of sagging their pants as a fashion expression. I don’t know whether or not they know the history behind the style. Many of us do things because everyone’s doing it without knowing where it came from. Whatever you do you should know the history behind the practice. Sagging or yarding the pants started in the prison system.
"I do not hesitate to say that it has done more to enhance our understanding of the challenges of urban life and the problems of urban inequality, more than any other media event or scholarly publication," Wilson told the audience before poking fun at himself, "including studies by social scientitsts." <--- You're Kidding me right?!