Howard University men standing against racial profiling and the killing of Trayvon Martin in February 2012
Newport News, Virginia
"My great grandparents, Gabriel and Elijah Jackson were slaves and sharecroppers in Orange County, Virginia. I am a direct decedent of slaves. My grandfather was born there, to a father and a mother who had been slaves. And by the way, their family was more intact than the black family is today and I'm telling you that slavery did not destroy the black family even though it certainly was an attack on the black family, it made it difficult but I'll tell you that the programs that began in the '60s, the programs that began to tell women that you don't need a man in the home, the government will take care of you, that and began to tell men, you don't need to be in the home, the government will take care of this woman and take care of these children. That's when the black family began to deteriorate. In 1960, most black children were raised in two parent, monogamous families. By now, by this time, we have only 20% of black children being raised in a two parent, monogamous families with the married man and woman raising those children. It wasn't slavery that did that, it was government that did that. It tried to solve problems that only god can solve and that only we as human beings can solve."
If you've been following the ridiculous controversy that recently exploded online, you'll agree that haters can be found everywhere.
Yes, I'm talking about the recent Cheerios commercial featuring--gasp--a bi-racial couple and their child. This is a hilarious response to that controversy.
November 3, 1988 - "On Air" fight.
Clip also shows how the tension escalated during the interview.
Third video off of LD's debut mixtape, "So Hard."
In this episode, Joan and Sarah talk about female comedians being funny, dating talk show hosts, going under the bed covers, and more!
He's black in two ways.
From Robot Chicken.
Original airdate: Nov 29, 2006.
Asking people outrageous black related questions and putting them on the spot
"..and the angel food cake was the white cake, and the devil food cake was the chocolate cake."
Excerpt from October 17, 1971 interview with Michael Parkinson.
Chris Rock brings his critically acclaimed brand of social commentary-themed humor to this 1999 standup comedy presentation from HBO. Also released as an album, Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker features Rock on-stage extolling his razor-sharp wit and wisdom on such topics as gun control, President Clinton, homophobia, racism, black leaders, and relationships.
[WASHINGTON, DC] Farea Al-Muslimi, a Yemeni youth activist and writer, testified today at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights chaired by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) on the moral, legal and constitutional issues surrounding targeted killings and the use of drones.
Chris Rock on racial discrimination.
Brent and Johnson's official music video for Equality Street!
Thomas Jefferson shares his wisdom with James.
Our current immigration system is broken. Deportations are at a record high, families are being separated, immigrant workers exploited, human lives are being lost at the border, there is rampant persecution and discrimination of immigrants and a continuation in the perpetuation of negative stereotypes and the criminalization of migration.
How did we get here? How did we sacrifice basic human and civil rights in the name of political posturing, agendas and money interests? What can we do to reverse this?